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.