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Old 9th February 2020, 23:11   #31
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Force should launch Gurkha 5 Door with 114hp 2.6, which would be a great base for an overlanding adventure build if priced right. Thar won't have a 5 door version, and if Jimny gets the 5 door variant for India, it would be still a size down compared to Gurkha and would only have a paltry 1.5 Petrol/Diesel (if at all it's updated to BS6)

If they have really improved the body and platform, we can expect a better handler with more rigidity and also less rattles.
Also, as the 2.6 is shared with almost all vehicles from Force Stable (incl. Vans & Buses), reliability shouldn't be a problem. Of course, it will be less powerful (P/W, T/W wise), but when the same engine can pull 15 seater T1N Van and with G35 Gearbox even 52 seater bus, it must be versatile enough.

Interiors are definitely a let down, but won't a dashboard and door panel leather wrap make things interesting?

That said, in the 3 door guise, New Thar will crush the Gurkha if prices are comparable, as Thar will be feature rich and got a decent interior (from spy pics) and will have powerful engines.

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Old 10th February 2020, 11:03   #32
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Hi Shubhendra,

The component required to avoid axle wrapping is called Traction bar. To understand the same, please check below images.

Let me know if you are not clear enough!
Thank you for clarification, i am using traction bar in my offroad jeep
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Thank you for clarification, i am using traction bar in my offroad jeep
You are welcome Sir!

It might be having leaf springs right? So there won't be a trackbar mostly? Let me know your setup.

I had just driven once the THAR (the only SUV I have driven!), an old one like the one in your AVATAR pic. It was a very different experience! The long throw of the gear selector, no power steering and the tricky surface I was driving on took the experience of driving a four wheeler to next level. Good to know that you own one!
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You are welcome Sir!

It might be having leaf springs right? So there won't be a trackbar mostly? Let me know your setup.
Yes, its SPOA with front reverse shackles and rear traction bar.
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June 2020 launch for the new Gurkha expected, says Autocar India

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...id-2020-416639

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