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Old 19th April 2024, 15:13   #16
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

So one more differentiating factor between 5 door Gurkha & 5 door Thar would be those 2 additional seats in the third row? As far as I remember, there is no third row of seats in Thar 5 door.
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

What's with that weird dashboard design and that steering wheel?

I mean it's fine we all know Gurkha won't set sales charts on fire like the Thar, but atleast they can offer something that is eye pleasing. Gurkha no doubt has that old school charm and you will always have some loyalists for that. The least Force can do is to honor their prospective customer with a pleasing design of the dashboard that the driver has to look at always, even if they continue to have those hard plastics.

Lot has already been said about the engine and I seriously have a problem with the mindset of FM, and not necessarily with the engine per se. You have 1 engine since the stone age, that too licensed/derived from the Merc engine and you will continue to just milk that in any product you have and not innovate ever. That's betraying your customer as a company. Atleast show the intent! But no, FM will give the same tune forever.

I have always admired the Gurkha, and while I own a Thar myself, Gurkha still has that old school (old defender like) image. I just hope the 5 door Gurkha does not look more like Toofan, rather than the 3 door Gurkha. Lets wait and watch now.
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Old 19th April 2024, 17:46   #18
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I don't think any prospective buyer walked out of a Force showroom because the instrument cluster didn't have a tacky low res screen in it.
With the current shape and state the top of the funnel is literally dead. Someone who has walked in is aware but the problem is people are not walking in
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

Fly in the ointment is the MB sourced, multiple decades old 2.6 liter engine which produces paltry 90+ hp and now for a 7 seater! Nothing will change when it comes to sales if this is the state of affairs in the drivetrain department. How about a 2 liter sourced from Fiat? How difficult? By saving some peanuts in the engine, basically, Force kills Gurkha at birth. Otherwise, Gurkha is a seriously a decent threat for Thar.

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Old 20th April 2024, 14:14   #20
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

Found this video in YouTube posted 6 days ago. Looks like the 3 door version is getting both fixed and openable side windows as options.Also the FM executive is heard saying the launch will be On April 23rd. If so there is next to no buzz around such an important update for Force motors.The less same about their PR and Marketing team the better.

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The tachometer has numbers one to five marked around it. Is that suggestive for the gear change? If so, 5th gear is used only on redlining.
That's for the RPM. Indicator says a max of 5x1000. The numbers are misleading because of its positioning.
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

I hope it is priced well. Even the current one was priced a bit too high and certainly not a value for money product. It would start making sense if it's launched with the 140bhp FM 2.2 CR motor. I know it's a niche product and all. But ,Thar comprehensively defeats Gurkha in terms of vfm quotient, interior fit/finish and overall refinement. But the design of the Gurkha is so square jawed that it pales every other on the road. Apart from the G wagen ofcourse.
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

Wasn't the car supposed to be launched today? Does anyone have any updates on the launch of the 5 door Gurkha and relaunch of the 3 door Gurkha?
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Old 23rd April 2024, 23:12   #24
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They are conducting media drives now for the New Gurkha 5 door and probably for the 3 door as well. Embargoes lift on 29th April Monday 12 PM.
Source: Evo India/ Sirish Chandran - Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6Glc...RlODBiNWFlZA==
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

As per my conversation with the Pune dealer, the Gurkha will be on display from the 27th of April.
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As per my conversation with the Pune dealer, the Gurkha will be on display from the 27th of April.
In line with the Secunderabad dealer's message, "This month end I can show you demo".
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

Force Gurkha 5-Door media drive reviews drops on 29th April at 12pm.

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Source : Evo India
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Old 25th April 2024, 22:41   #28
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Re: 2024 Force Gurkha interior & features revealed in new teaser

Is it embargoed, is it not? This tweet confused me.

One of the videos show that its a seven seater (2 + 3 + 2), with all forward facing seats.
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Is it embargoed, is it not? This .
Seems to me it was Motoring World that got over zealous and tweeted pix. I didn't find any pix from anybody else atleast.
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Seems to me it was Motoring World that got over zealous and tweeted pix. I didn't find any pix from anybody else atleast.
Maybe they wanted to write "anonymous" in the tweet
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