One of the best off-road vehicles, the Force Gurkha, can finally be bought again! ‘Again’ because not many, save for the die-hard off-road fans, would know of the original Gurkha that was discontinued a few years back. ‘Finally’, because it has been promised since last year!
The Force Gurkha is the most capable off-roader in its stock form under 10 Lakhs, however its biggest shortcoming is that the 2.6L OM616 diesel engine sourced from Mercedes is not Bharat Stage 4 (BS4) emission norms compliant.
Force Gurkha is scheduled to be launched, or let us say, go on sale sometime next month and the company seems to be going through some last minute testing before the off-roader hits the stores.
The country’s first ever Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge was contested between off-road enthusiasts from the 8th of August, amidst the might of the monsoons in Goa. The whole rally was set on the lines of the mother event, Malaysian RFC. Rainforest Challenges are considered to be among the top 10 toughest motor sport events in the world.