Force Gurkha is a tough off-roading capable SUV launched in 2013
Indian customers are generally known for their love for SUVs and tough vehicles when it comes to automobiles. In Indian several automakers have been producing and selling SUVs and compact SUVs. While Mahindra and Mahindra has earned the respect from everyone, automaker like Force is yet to impress the customers. Although the Force Motors has introduced the Gurkha SUV way back in 2013, the car couldn’t fetch the automaker desired sales figure.
The Force Gurkha is a really tough off-road capable SUV, but despite coming with huge potential the car couldn’t impress us. The question remains. It is considered that the not so impressive styling and usage of plastic materials in a large amount has played a role behind the cars being not so successful. But we shouldn’t underestimate the Force Gurkha’s capability just because it is not a good looking car. The rugged looking off-roader comes powered by a Mercedes Benz sourced 2.6 litre OM616 turbocharged inter cooled direct injection diesel engine which can generate 82 PS of peak power at 3200 rpm and 230 Nm of peak torque between 1800 to 2000 rpm. The engine comes with a displacement of 2596 cc.
Impressive facts are, this car comes with a 210 mm of ground clearance. It can climb 40 degree slope without much effort and it also has a departure angle of 34 degree. The car can run through 550 mm of water, which is a very essential criterion for being off-roading worthy. The car is equipped with independent, solid torsion bar, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar at the front and semi elliptical leaf spring with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers and anti roll bar at the rear as suspension set up. This suspension set up equips the car with superior riding quality. So far, the car is a pretty well capable and well equipped off-roader, which we shouldn’t underestimate at all.
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