Force Motors’ second entry into the personal vehicles arena, the Force Gurkha is set to go on sale in India from September 2014.
The rugged-looking ‘Extreme Off-roading Vehicle’ has been given features that are bound to make it a formidable entry into its niche. The primary draw being the differential locks on both front and rear axles, for getting out of sticky situations on uneven grounds. The Gurkha also comes equipped with a special ‘crawler’ function to combat steep climbs and drastically undulating landscapes. Force Motors claims that this feature eliminates the need to step on the accelerator on sharp slopes. Fuel economy has been optimised by the deployment of a sensitive Engine Control Unit that is designed to automatically alter fuel supply according to the terrain. More structural changes include a reinforced chassis that should better withstand the high torsional stresses off-roading subjects vehicles to.
A chrome-finish snorkel has been installed to allow the vehicle to wade through upto 550mm of water, without cutting-off air supply to the 2.6-litre turbo charged intercooled engine. The 210mm ground clearance has been given in order to achieve the same.
The Gurkha will be available in two variants – a factory-fitted hardtop with AC and a soft top. With updated front and rear bumpers, alloy wheels and the much-touted ground clearance, it is expected to appeal to those who are looking for tough vehicles to frequently negotiate extreme, unyielding terrain.
The vehicle comes at Rs 8.25 lakh for the hardtop and Rs 6.25 lakh for the softtop variants (ex-Pune).
|FORCE GURKHA SALES TO COMMENCE FROM SEPTEMBER 2014
• Unmatched off roading capability with Differential Locks on both front and rear axles
• Unique Sparkling Chrome Air Intake Snorkel for best in class water wading capability
• Hard top with Air conditioning, power steering and best in class ground clearance
Pune, June 4, 2014: Force Gurkha, the much awaited Extreme Off-roader from Force Motors will be on sale from September 2014. The vehicle will be available for test drive and bookings across its Personal Vehicles Dealerships at that time.
The Gurkha is unique in many ways; it is the only vehicle that comes equipped with Differential Locks on both front and rear axles. It has a distinctive air intake “Snorkel” in sparkling chrome finish that ensures ample supply of fresh air to the engine even while water wading. With best in class ground clearance, hard top with air conditioning and power steering, one can comfortably and effortlessly negotiate extreme terrains in extreme weather.
The Gurkha is powered by the 2.6 litre Mercedes OM 616 derived turbo charged intercooled engine mated to a 5 speed synchromesh transmission and 4WD with Hi - Lo option. The crawler feature on the Gurkha enables it to climb up steep gradients without even stepping on the accelerator; its ECU senses the terrain and supplies fuel accordingly. The reinforced tubular chassis of the Gurkha enables it to withstand extreme torsional stresses the vehicle gets subjected to in off-road situations. Spring-over-Axle, distinctive to Gurkha, gives it improved clearance and off-roading capabilities.
Force Motors Managing Director, Mr. Prasan Firodia said, “The feedback received from auto experts and select group of users during test drives has helped us further fine tune the Force Gurkha into an extremely capable off
The Gurkha comes with unmatched extreme warranty of 3 year or 3, 00,000 km and is available in 3 attractive colours and 2 variants viz hard top and soft top. It will be sold through the company’s Personal Vehicles Dealership fully equipped trained technicians and ample stocks of parts. For further information please click
ABOUT FORCE MOTORS Force Motors was established in 1958 by Shri N. K. Firodia is a fully vertically integrated automobile company, with expertise in design, development and manufacture of the full spectrum of automotive components, aggregates and vehicles.
Force Motors (formerly known as Bajaj Tempo) started production of HANSEAT 3-wheelers in collaboration with Vidal & Sohn Tempo Werke Germany. The company played a pioneering role in the light commercial transport industry in India with iconic brands like the Tempo, the Matador and the Traveller. Force Motors was established in 1958 by Shri N. K. Firodia is a fully vertically integrated automobile company, with expertise in design, development and manufacture of the full spectrum of automotive components, aggregates and vehicles.
Force Motors (formerly known as Bajaj Tempo) started production of HANSEAT 3-wheelers in collaboration with Vidal & Sohn Tempo Werke Germany. The company played a pioneering role in the light commercial transport industry in India with iconic brands like the Tempo, the Matador and the Traveller. In 1997, fully aware of the strength of Force Motors, in terms of engineering infrastructure and capabilities Daimler asked it to set up a dedicated facility for assembling and testing engines for Mercedes passenger cars to be made in India. Till date Force Motors has supplied over 42,000 engines. This business has grown to a substantial size as axles (both front and rear) of the C, E, S class passenger cars and the M and GL class SUVs made in India have also been added to the portfolio.