Force Gurkha with a new engine in an old disguise

There are both three- and five-door versions in the lineup, but the 2.2 engine has not yet been installed. In mid-August 2020, the second generation of the Mahindra Thar crossover debuted in India. Despite the unpleasant story with the FCA concern and plagiarism, the Indian concern has updated the appearance of the model in the already familiar style of an American SUV Jeep Wrangler. Similar canons are used by Force Motors Limited, which introduced a seriously redesigned Gurkha crossover (named after the Indian troops of Gurkha). The same car, in turn, resembles an army Mercedes G-wagen, which can accommodate up to nine people. And the appearance remains the same as before the change of car.

The updated Force Gurkha is similar to its predecessor, but under the body is a stronger steel frame and an all-new dependent front suspension. The design at the rear is the same, with springs mounted on both axles. The entry and exit angles are 44 and 40, respectively.

There are both three- and five-door versions in the lineup, but the 2.2 engine has not yet been installed. In each variant, the SUV has permanent all-wheel drive, a gearbox with a low gear and a front and rear differential lock. The ground clearance is 210 mm.

Meanwhile, they associate Force Gurkha with Mercedes not only as a design. Both upgraded four-cylinder diesel engines fitted to the model are manufactured under license from Daimler. The base unit 2.6 develops 186 hp. and 230 Nm, and for an additional fee you can get a 2.2 engine with 142 hp. and 321 Nm. At the same time, it is stated that both units are turbo. It is also known that a new gearbox has been prepared for the 2.6 diesel - a five-speed manual transmission G-28 Mercedes. And for the 2.2 engine, they retain the German counterpart (G-32 from Sprinter) with the same number of gears. Orders for Force Gurkha are already being taken. In India, it costs 1330 rupees (000 euros).

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