Next-gen Force Gurkha to be launched by end-2020

Force Motors has confirmed that the next generation Gurkha will be launched at the end of this year.

The new Gurkha was unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. The off-roader retains its Mercedes G-Wagon inspired boxy looks. It has circular headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and turn indicators positioned on top of the fenders. Spy images have also revealed a tailgate mounted spare wheel and snorkel.

The Gurkha presented at the Auto Expo had a dual-tone interior with a touchscreen head-unit. It had captain seats in the second row and two additional side-facing jump seats at the rear.

The new Gurkha will be powered by a BS6-compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine producing 89 BHP. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The SUV comes equipped with an independent front suspension and a rigid axle at the rear.

The new Gurkha will compete with the Mahindra Thar in the Indian market.

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