Pune-based Force Motors has come up with the new 2017 Gurkha BSIV model. The new off-roader gets a BSIV compliant engine along with some cosmetic updates and a new chassis and suspension setup. The 2017 model has gone on sale in three variants – Xpedition 4×2, Xplorer 4×4 (3-door) and Xplorer 4×4 (5-door). Prices of the new 2017 Force Gurkha BSIV model start at Rs 8.45 lakh and go all the way to Rs 11.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read on for full details on specifications, features, and prices of the new vehicle.
While the new 2017 Force Gurkha facelift features the same Mercedes IM 616-derived engine, it been updated to meet BS-IV emission norms. The 2.6-litre turbocharged inter-cooled Diesel engine has max. power of 85 HP and a peak torque of 230 Nm. It comes mated to a G-28 5-speed Manual Transmission.
2017 Force Gurkha Price
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Xpedition 4×2||Rs 8.45 Lakh|
|Xplorer 4×4 (3-door)||Rs 9.39 Lakh|
|Xplorer 4×4 (5-door)||Rs 11.48 Lakh|
The 2017 Force Gurkha is on sale in two body types – 3-Door and 5-Door. The Xpedition is only available in a 5-door format, while the Xplorer is available in both 3-door and 5-door models. The Xpedition has an ex-showroom price of Rs 8.45 lakh, while the Xplorer has a starting price of Rs 9.39 lakh. The Xplorer can be bought in either hard-top or soft top versions, along either a three-door or five-door body. One can choose between five and seven-seater models. The Xpedition can seat up to 9 people and is available in a 5-door variant only.
While the 2017 Force Gurkha Xpedition gets a 36 Months/3 Lakh kms warranty, the Gurkha Xplorer gets an 18 Months/Unlimited Kms warranty.
New 2017 Force Gurkha Specifications
|Engine||2.6-litre, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged Diesel with Intercooler||2.6-litre, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged Diesel with Intercooler|
|Max. Power||85 HP||85 HP|
|Peak Torque||230 Nm||230 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual||5-speed Manual|
|Wheel Base (mm)||2750||2400|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||190||205|
Underpinning the new 2017 Force Gurkha facelift is a new C-in-C chassis frame. Force Motors claims that the new chassis offers enhanced structural rigidity. It also gets a new chassis with multi-link coil spring suspension. The Gurkha gets 16-inch steel alloys shod with all-terrain rubber. Powering the 2017 Gurkha is a 2.6-litre, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged Diesel motor that benefits from an intercoler. The engine goes on to produce a maximum power of 85 BHP and peak torque of 230 Nm.
New 2017 Force Gurkha Mileage
Both the new models of the new Gurkha facelift have a claimed average mileage of 17 KMPL.
New 2017 Force Gurkha Facelift – Images
New 2017 Force Gurkha Facelift – Design Review
The new 2017 Force Gurkha facelift carries a set of minor interior and exterior visual updates. The 2017 model carries a few new styling cues that seem to come from the iconic Mercedes G wagon. The 2017 Gurkha is available with both soft-top and hard-top options. The new Gurkha looks every bit a hardcore off-roader. Bits like steel bumpers, snorkel, large wheels and faux plates make the Gurkha look really mean and rugged.
On the inside, the new 2017 Force Gurkha facelift looks much like the pre-facelift model. However, there’s some freshness that arises out of a new four-spoke steering wheel, a new gearknob and addition of some storage spaces. The Gurkha is now available with a HVAC unit. Overall, the cabin can be best described is utilitarian. However, the Gurkha gets away with lack of comfort features as it’s a budget-end off-roader.
New 2017 Force Gurkha Facelift – Colours
Both the models of the 2017 model Force Gurkha are available in four colours-
- Matt Black
- Copper Red
- Superior White
- Moondust Silver