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Force Mo­tors have launched the ne w Gurkha, styled on the lines of the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class, in tw o vari­ants: a three-door Xplorer, with a hard or soft top op­tion, as w ell as a fiv e-door Xpedi­tion. Pric­ing starts at Rs 7.95 lakh f or the Xpedi­tion, with the Xplorer cost­ing from Rs 9.13 lakh, both e x-show­room, Ma­ha­rash­tra.

The big change is the re­vised chas­sis and sus­pen­sion: strut and coil springs at the fr ont and a multi-link r ear. Pow­er­ing the all-new Gurkha is a BS IV-compliant ver­sion of the Mercedes OM616 2.6-litre turbo-diesel en­gine. It pro­duces 85 PS and 230 Nm. P ower flows through a five-speed man­ual gear­box to a 4x4 driv eline. The three­door Xplorer also gets a se­lectable low-ra­tio drive.

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