Force Motors’ revamped interest in their off-roader Gurkha had us all stand up and take notice. With a lot of fanfare, the product was also launched last year but since then, its all hype that has been fizzling out with time, as Gurkha is yet to go on sale.
We have been pestering Force Motors’ officials about Gurkha’s readiness and in an official communication we have received, the company has announced that Gurkha’s sales will begin from September this year.
The reason mentioned by the company is
The feedback received from auto experts and select group of users during test drives has helped us further fine tune the Force Gurkha into an extremely capable off roader.
While this is as diplomatic as it has to be, it does clear that Force Motors has worked on the product to make it a more acceptable buy in the market. Our spying of a Gurkha mule few months back which was being tested for NVH levels, further reveals this.
However, what the official communique doesn’t clear is if Gurkha will be available with the BS4 engine right from the word go or not. It mentions that Gurkha will be powered by the 2.6L Mercedes sourced OM616 diesel engine which will be coupled with a 5-speed transmission and 4X4 capability with Hi-Lo option.
From September 2014, you can go ahead and buy the Gurkha from Force Motors’ Personal Vehicles Dealerships. Test Drives and bookings will also commence from the same month.
Force has also cleared that the 3 years and 3 Lakh kms warranty will continue to be offered and the off-roader will be available in 3 colour options (Copper Red, Dragon Green & Matte Black) and in both hard top and soft top versions.
If you are considering buying this off-roader, do not miss to read out our Exhaustive Off-road Review of Gurkha.