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Old 14th December 2017, 19:28   #166
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Yes few projects which are going on trax & gurkha platform are

1) Trax full interior change with new dashboard (development ready)
2) Trax exterior change completely new body ( Should be ready by March 18)
3) Three engine options (2 ltr, 2.65 ltr, 2.2 ltr) (2.2 ltr pending expected Nov 17)
4) 2 chassis tubular & C in C (both are ready)

This will go on products of Trax & Gurkha.

Apart from this there are projects going on Tractors & a Traveller
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https://motoroctane.com/news/97280-2...urkha-facelift

Any ideas, if something is really brewing.
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Any ideas, if something is really brewing.
This is some fake speculative news. The Gurkha seen in the picture has been discussed on team-bhp before. If you see carefully the hood and and the fender are completely of a different size. This is done generally to accommodate a bigger engine. Given the abysmal volumes Gurkha sells, they will not incur the cost of sheet metal changes purely to launch a 2018 model.
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Was there any Force Stall at the Auto Expo? Any changes/updates to the Gurkha? Unable to find anything online.
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Was there any Force Stall at the Auto Expo? Any changes/updates to the Gurkha? Unable to find anything online.
Don't think there was any stall put up by FML. Pathetic sales, i guess. Shares have also tumbled by more than 50% since last year.
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Don't think there was any stall put up by FML. Pathetic sales, i guess. Shares have also tumbled by more than 50% since last year.
Frankly not surprised. With the new Gurkha, I thought there was a blip in the lifeline monitor, but apparently that was a voltage fluctuation.
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The Gurkha looks good and going by the reviews it seems to drive well. What could be the reason for it's abysmal sales, especially when we Indians have an obsession with Thar which is a pretty similar vehicle?
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Earlier model of Gurkha used to sell maybe 5 units per month, while the new model sells around 20-25 units per month. So there is some growth in sales but not by much.

But the memories of all around bad looks of the previous model & the deserved bad press will take some time to erase.

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The Gurkha looks good and going by the reviews it seems to drive well. What could be the reason for it's abysmal sales, especially when we Indians have an obsession with Thar which is a pretty similar vehicle?
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Earlier model of Gurkha used to sell maybe 5 units per month, while the new model sells around 20-25 units per month. So there is some growth in sales but not by much.

But the memories of all around bad looks of the previous model & the deserved bad press will take some time to erase.
Add to that the fact that Force is almost completely associated with the "Tempo Traveler" segment, and therefore very few (genuine) offroad enthusiasts will pick it up over the Thar, which comes with the M&M badge (much more respected in India), a much better engine (on most fronts), and most importantly, the flamboyance factor associated with it.
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The Gurkha looks good and going by the reviews it seems to drive well. What could be the reason for it's abysmal sales, especially when we Indians have an obsession with Thar which is a pretty similar vehicle?
All the reviews have a very standard theme. It looks rugged and rrives well off-road. However, the interiors are not worthy of 10 Lakh plus car in today's age, secondly the engine is wheezy as soon as you hit the tarmac. Remember this is a this vehicle weighs over 2 Tons and comes with 85bhp/23KGM Torque engine. The Thar CRDe weighs 1.7 tons and comes with 105bhp/26 Kgm Torque. If you see the latest autocar india where they compare the Thar CRDe and Gurkha the Thar has much better acceleration than the Gurkha and is also fun to drive.

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But the memories of all around bad looks of the previous model & the deserved bad press will take some time to erase.
The current model is the probably the best version out there. They only need to address the wheezy engine and terrible interiors and they can definitely capture some of the Thar CRDe market.
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