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Old 6th February 2020, 20:03   #1
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Big shoutout to khan_sultan for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

Force Motors had the Gurkha and its souped-up off-road version on display. The company also showcased a couple of electric buses and other commercial vehicles.
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Gurkha Standard


The Gurkha BS6 has circular headlamps with a ring of LED daytime running lights. The turn indicators are placed on top of the front fenders, while the bumper houses circular fog lamps.
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Black cladding around the wheel arches and along the door sills. It is also equipped with a snorkel for the air-intake.
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Typical boxy side profile and short overhangs.
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New tail lamp clusters, tail gate mounted spare wheel and roof rack.
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Small ladder and step.
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Dual-tone interiors.
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Rear seats are mounted slightly higher.
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While the exterior looks nice in the metallic orange shade, the interior is a let down.
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3-spoke steering wheel and twin-dial instrument cluster. Centre console houses a touchscreen head-unit.
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Tiny jump seats at the rear.
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The Gurkha is powered by a BS6-compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine that produces 89 BHP and is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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Gurkha Customized


This customized Gurkha is based on the new BS6 model and is properly kitted out to go off-road. The car has circular headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a massive bull bar at the front.
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17-inch wheels shod with massive off-road tyres.
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The fenders have been extended to accommodate the large tyres.
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Snorkel and four LED lights mounted to the roof rack.
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Heavy-duty coil-overs at the front.
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A similar setup at the rear.
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A better view of the rear coil over and damper.
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Rear differential and Panhard rod.
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Portal axles sourced from Mercedes-Benz.
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View of the underside with the transfer case.
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A zoomed-in view of the bull bar and winch.
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Interior is identical to the Gurkha Standard.
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Trax Cruiser


The Trax Cruiser gets a redesigned front fascia featuring a black grille and rectangular headlamps. The front bumper houses a pair of circular fog lamps.
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It can seat up to 13 people.
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The Trax Cruiser is powered by a BS6-compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine that makes 89 BHP and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
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Kargoking Grand


The Kargoking Grand pick-up truck also gets the same cosmetic updates as the people carrier.
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It is also powered by the same 2.6-litre diesel engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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T1N Electric


The T1N is Force Motors' next generation monocoque panel van platform. It supports both electric and conventional powertrains
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The T1N platform is designed with a 2-box construction. It features projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights.
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The T1N Electric is powered by a 161 BHP electric motor paired with a single-speed transmission.
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Reclining seats with dual-tone upholstery. It can seat up to 19 people.
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T1N Diesel

The T1N Diesel is powered by a BS6-compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine that makes 112 BHP and is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The bus can seat up to 15 people.
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Traveller Electric


Force Motors also showcased a 100% electric variant of the Traveller.
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Traveller Megabus


The Traveller Megabus is powered by a BS6-compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine that produces 112 BHP and comes mated to a 5-speed transmission.
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It can seat up to 52 people.
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Traveller Smartcitibus


The Traveller Smartcitibus can seat up to 22 people. It has space for 7 standees.
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The bus is powered by a BS6-compliant 3.2-litre diesel engine that makes 114 horses.
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Force Motors also supplies engines to other brands. Some of these powertrains were also put on display.
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the Indian Car Scene. Thanks for sharing!

Force Motors this year has more interesting cars than Maruti .
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I believe some sense prevailed at Force Motors with the design. The interiors are looking way better than the current ones. Honestly, going by the pictures, I feel the quality of plastics is a big letdown. The headlamp designs along with the kitted out versions look good.

I am not a big fan of the side facing jump seats at the rear, wish they had left it open as storage space, it would add much value.

The million dollar question though is the driving dynamics and ASS support. While the former can be handled, the later will require numbers for them to make a concerted pitch. I hope Force is looking at feedback to make this product mainstream
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Glad to see the Updated Gurkha. Wonder why did FM go back in getting the FM 2.6 CR engine again in the Gurkha? What happened to the FM 2.2 CR?
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Glad to see the Updated Gurkha. Wonder why did FM go back in getting the FM 2.6 CR engine again in the Gurkha? What happened to the FM 2.2 CR?
I was hoping the poorly powered 2.6L would be EOL'ed and replaced across the board with 2.2L and with volumes would be competitively priced!
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Till they provide a ladder to climb in along with that custom Gurkha? The first image of this thread shows a guy who's of average height (My guess 5'5" to 5'8") and the door handle is upto the height of his head. On a serious note, it looks mean.
E-traveller looks neat too like most of their other exhibits.
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The customized Force Gurkha looks extremely mean and a true beast. However I feel most of the modifications are and will in the future become illegal.
One downside which I can see is the vehicle height. The shape is too boxy and the vehicle is very tall, thus increasing the centre of gravity. A slightly longer body would compensate the height. However this for the off road experts to decide. Waiting for the detailed review once it is launched.
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Is it just me or does anyone else feel that the tyre sizes are too small for all vehicles, except the Gurkha offroad? Maybe its the wide angle photos, but the wheel sizes on the Megabus, especially look tiny on this bus. The Panel van also needs a higher profile tyes
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Hello TusharK,

In one of the images of rear differential and the rigid axle, you have mentioned the anti-roll bar. Just to correct you, it's not anti-roll bar. That one is a Track bar or Panhard rod, which attaches to one side of the axle and the other end is attached to the body directly. The function of the same is to prevent/restrict transverse movement of the axle. Please go through below image link. Here you'll see the difference between Anti-roll bar and Track bar. Usually you can differentiate the both by the fact that anti-roll bar has two connections to the axle, whereas track bar has just one (other side will be atatched to body as said earlier).



Also a proper off-roader should not have anti-roll bar (or for that sake a beefy anti-roll bar), because anti-roll bar itself is encorporated to balance the diplacement of both side suspensions, which is not desirable in an offroader which needs lots of wheel articulation. Many costly offroaders have disengable anti-rollbars, for extreme off-roading at one end and for normal rods to check the rolling movement of the high riding body.

Let me know if I wasn't clear enough.
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What I love about Force Motors is that they "TRY".
While other manufacturers like MSIL just showcasing cars with White/Silver body kit, Force Motors have gone miles ahead by engineering the 'Mean Green' completely mad and brutal version of the Gurkha.
Even if Gurkha looks like as if its copying G-Wagon, Force model didn't stopped there, they brought in proper off road suspension, Tyres, Portal axles, Rollbars, to give it its own identity. Kudos..!
And you'll probably start seeing that T1N concept van in IT cities as staff vans, etc. A practical and feasible concept.
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I don't understand the reason for going back to 2.6 engine. The new-gen Thar will come with the 2.2 MHawk block and have a big advantage over the Gurkha. For someone who manufactures engines for Mercedes, how difficult is to get the 2.2-litre diesel engine BS6 complaint?

Things are always half baked with Force. But they hang on and keep trying. This trial and error approach will be possible as long as the Traveller and Toofan bring them consistent volumes. The day is not far where Tata and Mahindra will take a serious shot at that volume. Already it seems Tata is trying to take on Traveller with the new Winger.
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