Mercedes-Benz G-Class-inspired Force Gurkha 5-door SUV will take on Thar, Suzuki Jimny


working on giving force Gurkha A five-door variant for a while and now the upcoming SUV has been spotted ahead of its launch in India. Upcoming 5 Door Gurkha Will get slightly higher ground clearance and third row side facing seats and will compete with the upcoming Mahindra Thar 5-door as well as the Maruti Suzuki 5-door Jimny. One can expect the 5-door version of the Force Gurkha to cost at least Rs 1 lakh more than the equivalent 3-door version. Force Gurkha, Force Gurkha 3-door was launched in September 2021 at Rs 13.59 lakh. This year, Force Motors increased the price of the Gurkha by Rs 51,000 to Rs 14.10 lakh in January 2022.

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The 5-door Force Gurkha will come with circular LED DRLs around the headlamps, bonnet, roof mounted carrier, rear washer wipers, boot mounted spare wheel and a snorkel. As per the latest images, the SUV will get powered windows at the front, an aftermarket Kenwood infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and not much else.

The 5-door Force Gurkha will come with the same 2.6L turbo diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The oil burner will deliver 90bhp of peak power at 3,200rpm and 250Nm of peak power at 1,400rpm. For those who are unaware, the 3-door Gurkha measures 4116 mm in length, 1812 mm in width and 2075 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2400mm and is 205mm high from the ground. The upcoming Gurkha 5-door will be taller to accommodate another row of seating.

Force Gurkha 5-Door Option 1: Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Maruti Suzuki is also working on a new long-wheelbase version of the Jimny, which is expected to make its global debut at the 2023 Auto Expo. Maruti Suzuki has already started manufacturing the 3-door Jimny for the export markets. However, according to a new report India will get a 5-door variant, which is expected to come in 5-seat and 7-seat configurations.

Force Gurkha 5-Door Option 1: Mahindra Thar 5-Door

Further, Mahindra confirmed that the upcoming 5-door variant of Mahindra Thar will be based on the same platform. The Thar 5-door will come with a dedicated door for the rear seat passengers and more room on the inside. The overall dimensions of the 5-door Thar will be more than the current version.

The new Mahindra Thar 5-door is expected to offer more stability on the road than the 3-door model, thanks to the stiffer platform, new penta-link suspension and wider tracks. For those who are unaware, the 3-door Thar sits less than 4 meters in length, while the 5-door model will be around 4.3 meters in length. The Scorpio N measures 4.7 meters in length and has a 60 mm wider track than the Thar.

The Force Gurkha 5-door SUV inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G-Class spying will compete against the Thar, Suzuki Jimny first spotted on BGR India.

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