Force Motors has launched a new trim of the Gurkha. The Force Gurkha Xtreme is priced at 12.99 lakh, ex-showroom and is now available for booking. One can though buy the Force Gurkha Xtreme only in the 3-door trim. This variant is the top dog in the line up that also has the Xpedition and Xplorer units. The latter two are available with 3-and 5-door configuration.
Force Gurkha Xtreme details
The Force Gurkha Xtreme has a new 2.2-litre diesel engine that is BS-IV compliant and produces 140PS of power and 320Nm of torque. This engine is borrowed from Mercedes-Benz and also has a 5-speed gearbox mated to it, from the same manufacturer. The Force Gurkha Xtreme has a new hi-tech transfer case and claimed lower NVH levels. Both the front as well as rear axles can be mechanically actuated. Coil springs have been offered on both the front as well as rear wheels.
Force Motors have provided underbelly protection to the Gurkha Xtreme as well as it has the legendary snorkel for wading capability. The ground clearance may not be much, only 210mm, however Force claims that this is the best it had to offer for this vehicle. One can see that the styling has been inspired by the legendary G-wagen. For the model year 2018, apart from the mechanical updates, there has been a new trim for the upholstery. The Gurkha Xtreme can seat five passengers, however they will not be at their utmost comfort here. The cabin still is bare basic. Competition for the Force Gurkha Xtreme comes in the form of the Mahindra Thar, another acclaimed off-road vehicle.
Speaking on this occasion, Ashutosh Khosla, president, sales and marketing, Force Motors said, “The Gurkha Xtreme is being introduced in a phased manner with the first lot of vehicles being delivered to select customers who have been waiting since long for this variant. With the introduction of the Gurkha Xtreme, our portfolio of off-roading vehicles is complete with variants to take care of every segment, be it mild, moderate or extreme off-roading. The best part of the Gurkha Xtreme is that it is adaptable for competitive off-roading.”