Pune based automotive major Force Motors revealed the final avatar of the All New Gurkha 2021 today on its social media platforms. The brand new Force Gurkha web site is now live featuring its 360 degrees exterior and interior panoramic views.
The Gurkha 2021 is built on a ground up modular architecture platform with an all new wider and longer body, full new interiors, a new crash compliant, high strength C-in-C chassis, new coil spring suspension on all four wheels fine-tuned to achieve the right balance and offer best in class ride quality on multiple surfaces viz., tarmac, rough rural roads and off the road. The only carry over from the previous generation Gurkha is the Mercedes G-Wagen inspired looks and imposing stance.
The branding of the All-new Gurkha has also undergone a major change with GURKHA logo replacing the FLogo on the front grill giving it a distinct character and reinforcing the brand GURKHA. On the sides a new mnemonic is added signifying its all-terrain and all-weather capability across mountains, rivers, deserts and jungles in all four seasons. The Khukri on the Brand logo has been moved from the left to the right and aligned at the same angle as the air intake snorkel, in line with the new, more contemporary and aesthetic brand identity.
Gurkha 2021 is the only vehicle in its class that features full L.E.D Force Pro Edge headlamps (pilot lamp, low-beam and high-beam), jewel like, broken circle DRLs and fender mounted L.E.D indicators offering unmatched road presence, highest illumination and excellent night time visibility.
The Gurkha 2021 now comes with Air bag for driver and co-passenger. It is the only vehicle in this category with full metal top offering best in class security and safety. All three passenger seats are ISOFIX compatible seats. ABS and EBD is now offered as standard fitment.
The new 2.6 litre 91bhp Mercedes derived common rail, direct injection, turbocharged diesel engine has ample power to cruise at triple digit figures on the highways and sufficient low end torque (250Nm @1400 - 2400 rpm) to negotiate slopes of 35 degrees in 4x4 low first gear in the crawl mode, and also wade through streams of up to 700mm depth. The new power train meets the BS6 norms using Lean NOX trap thereby eliminating the need for Ad Blue. The 5-speed Mercedes G-28 transmission with cable shift and the hydraulically activated clutch with booster ensure effortless gear changes. It also offers best in class maneuverability with the shortest turning circle radius of just 5.65m.
The longer and wider body enables Gurkha 2021 to offer the roomiest cabin in its class with captain seats for all four occupants, best in class leg room, head room and elbow room plus over 500 litres of boot space. The rear passenger seats with arm rest are reclining type offering unmatched seating comfort. The Gurkha 2021 offers the highest driving position and best in class all round visibility with maximum window glass area. Gurkha 2021 continues to be the most capable off-roader in its class with the air intake snorkel and manually operated, positive locking, mechanical differential locks on all four wheels being offered as a standard fitment.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors said, "Aligning with the changing customer expectations and aspirations, we have designed and developed the All-New Gurkha on a ground up, modular architecture platform and are confident that we shall now be able to appeal to a much wider audience who wish to own a vehicle that is suitable for both daily commutes as well as adventure trips."
Gurkha 2021 comes with new smart midnight black interiors complete with android and apple play compatible touch screen infotainment and navigation with true mirroring via USB. Charging ports are provided for all four occupants. It has a host of other convenience features offered for the first time on a Gurkha like steering column with tilt and telescopic adjustment, power windows, central locking, speed sensing door locks, rear parking sensors, single piece rear door with wipers, variable intermittent speed front wipers, tyre pressure monitoring system, cornering lamps, lead me home and lead me to Gurkha.
All new Gurkha will be available in five colours red, orange, green, grey and white. The price announcement shall be made in the last week of September post which dealers shall start taking bookings. The vehicles are expected to reach the dealerships in the first week of October and the first deliveries to customers are planned on Dussehra day. Initially the All-new Gurkha will be available at select locations in the key markets. Thereafter, the footprint shall be expanded in a phased manner. The Gurkha 2021 comes with category best warranty of 1.5 lakh km/3 year and 4 free services. Force Motors has also tied up with Auto Europa India, which has over 6,200 touch points for on road assistance. Also on offer are a host of custom-made accessories and merchandise to make each Gurkha distinctive and ensure the adventure trips are safe and memorable.
The Gurkha 2021 shall now appeal to all those with an adventurous streak in them. They will find it the ideal vehicle that can be used for their daily commute, and exploring the countryside in the regular course of their profession or for bonding with their family by making overland trips to scenic locations and heritage sites tucked away in remote corners of our vast and diverse country.
Shares of Force Motors Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 1462.75 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 1411.55. The total number of shares traded during the day was 10719 in over 1629 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 1480 and intraday low of 1405.2. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 15461510.