New Force Gurkha 2.6 spotted testing; is it the BS4 variant?

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Those who have been following us would know that we came back mighty impressed from the highly challengine off-road trail we took the new Force Gurkha 2.6 to. CLICK HERE FOR OUR FORCE GURKHA 2.6 4×4 REVIEW

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Recently, a Force Gurkha test mule was spotted testing and it is being said thtat there are good chances that Force Motors is busy testing the BS4 variant of its hardcore offroader. Launching the BS4 variant of the Gurkha would enable Force Motors to sell its mightly offroader in Tier I cities, where the SUV has not been on sale due to stricter emission norms.

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Powering the Force Gurkha is a Mercedes sourced 2.6-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that has a max power of 81 BHP and peak torque of 230 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the Gurkha boasts of a tubular ladder type chassis. Playing a big role in making this SUV almost invincible off the beaten tarmac are the front and rear differential, along with high water wading capacity, high ground clearance, a transfer case and a snorkel.

Currently, the Force Gurkha prices start at INR 6.25 lakhs, for 4×2 base variant with a soft top. The 4×4 soft-top and 4×4 hard top variant cost around INR 8.5 lakhs (ex-showroom). Quite obviously, the Force Gurkha BS4 variant, when it comes, would command a slight premium over the BS3 models.

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New Force Gurkha at a glance –

– 4WD with differential locks on both axles

– 210mm ground clearance

– Snorkel Intake

– Hard top with AC

– 37 degree approach angle

– 34 degree departure angle

– 29 degree ramp over angle

– Max gradability of 40 degree

– Independent front suspension with torsion bar in front and two stage semi elliptical leaf springs at rear

– New front and rear bumper

– New front grill

– Side steps and fog lamps

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– Air Conditioning

– Power steering