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Old 10th July 2021, 10:36   #181
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Looks like the electric revolution is coming in the next six months according to you.
Looks like you are expecting the Gurkha 5 Door in the next 6 months.
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8 vehicles of 4 door Gurkha have been rolled out for testing purpose.
expect a Auto expo launch for a 4 door gurkha.
2 door Gurkha SOP planned next month.
Expect a launch by August end before festive season launches.
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Where the Thar misses is exactly where the Gurkha scores - more space and a proper hardtop and definitely more abuse friendly and potent in terms of 4wd prowess - from the factory. Though I wonder why you say so about the Gurkha.

Yupp exactly. On top of that gurkha is already coming with led headlights, metal hard top, snorkel and much more accessories which are actually useful in a off-road/traveller lifestyle like rooftop carrier, windscreen grill etc.

Have you guys seen what Mahindra offers as accessories ? I mean no utility at all. Seems like he accessories team had one motto. Lets be as anti-utilitarian as possible.
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8 vehicles of 4 door Gurkha have been rolled out for testing purpose.
expect a Auto expo launch for a 4 door gurkha.
2 door Gurkha SOP planned next month.
Expect a launch by August end before festive season launches.

Any info of the engine spec ? Xtreme version possibilities ?
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Yupp exactly. On top of that gurkha is already coming with led headlights, metal hard top, snorkel and much more accessories which are actually useful in a off-road/traveller lifestyle like rooftop carrier, windscreen grill etc.

Have you guys seen what Mahindra offers as accessories ? I mean no utility at all. Seems like he accessories team had one motto. Lets be as anti-utilitarian as possible.

Really!!
You mean a 89 bhp engine VS 130/150 bhp?
And what about availability of ASCs?
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The Road has been laid out by Mahindra Thar, with the numbers it has crunched so far in sales. Gurkha will either have a tough competition or may create a market share of its own. I did not like the interior that much as they were very utilitarian and this is from the first glimpse that we all have seen.

The current gen of Thar has done a good job when it comes to Interior and I am hoping that the Design Team at Force would have worked on it, seeing what the competition is offering. I hope the 2.6L Engine is not under-powered for the size that this vehicle will be. That is something we'll learn here when the TeamBHP review is out.
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If the pics from auto expo are transformed to reality, they still will be one or two points down the Thar on interior design & quality. Moreover, they need to launch it with 115 bhp engine, few capable 5 door variants & authorize commercial dealers to handle service in remote areas.
I guess I'm asking too much from them. However, I have dealt with their commercial division & they are much faster than personal vehicle division it seems.
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Really!!
You mean a 89 bhp engine VS 130/150 bhp?
And what about availability of ASCs?
Ignore that. Many including myself started out with great Gurkha dreams until a big reality stone fell on my head.

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Gurkha is undeniably a FORCE to reckon with. An enthusiast needs no introduction to the vehicle's capabilities. Right from the days of Tempo Trax, FORCE (then TEMPO) has had lovely powertrains. Remember the Mercedes derived OM616 diesel mill? The issue was always with the build quality and A.S.S, I am not sure if it still is. Also, the lineage hasn't helped matters much. Overt resemblance to Trax Cruiser and Toofan hasn't gone well with a lot of buyers, IMO.
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It is the same engine, but completely different state of tune. They are not offering the higher power in the Gurkha. Gurkha is 85bhp/240 NM Torque.
Sir, are both the versions different mechanically? Something like fixed vs variable geometry turbo, or is it due to the ECU being mapped differently? Assuming either one of the scenarios, can swapping the hardware or remapping the ECU bump up the numbers to the Travellers specs?

I'm keeping a close watch on this thread. Waiting for the 5-door version to be launched and hoping I can afford it at that point in time!
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Assuming either one of the scenarios, can swapping the hardware or remapping the ECU bump up the numbers to the Travellers specs?
There is a common misconception that an engine's output can be increased by just messing with its computer, that is a recipe for killing the reliability of a good engine, there is no magic in there just add more fuel and get more power though not necessarily proportional, if there ever was some magic it would have qualified for a Nobel prize
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8 vehicles of 4 door Gurkha have been rolled out for testing purpose.
expect a Auto expo launch for a 4 door gurkha.
2 door Gurkha SOP planned next month.
Expect a launch by August end before festive season launches.
You mean 4 door without a rear tailgate? I’m confused…
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Sir, are both the versions different mechanically? Something like fixed vs variable geometry turbo, or is it due to the ECU being mapped differently?
Given the volumes that Force sells of both engines, Frankly it is very unlikely that there is any major mechanical changes. It is most likely a tuning thing. Even the Turbo's are fixed geometry for both engines. I think a good dealership for Force can re-map to the Traveller Spec.
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Motoroctane had a random article on the new gurkha but the pictures show the 5 door gurkha. Is this the first time we are seeing the five door version ?
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