The Indian company Force Motors has named the cost of the second generation Force Gurkha SUV, which looks very similar to the Mercedes-Benz G-class.
The second generation Force Gurkha SUV was presented in mid-September, the car retained the traditional frame structure, an all-wheel drive transmission with a rigid connection of the front axle and locks of both inter-wheel differentials.
With the change of generation, the company’s engineers managed to increase the glazing area of the SUV, expand the doorways, and also reduce the noise and vibration level by increasing the rigidity. After the update, the car has grown in length by 124 mm (up to 4116 mm), in width – up to 1812 mm and in height – up to 2075 mm. The car is produced only in a three-door body.
More modern options have appeared in the Force Gurkha salon. So, the front panel now has a 7-inch touchscreen display, and the steering column has become adjustable, both in height and reach. Already in the basic configuration, the model has two front airbags (in India they have recently become mandatory by law). The luggage compartment with a swing door can hold up to 500 liters of cargo.
Force Gurkha of the second generation is equipped with a licensed version of the old “Mercedes” turbodiesel: volume – 2.6 liters, power – 91 hp. The gearbox is an uncontested 5-speed “mechanics”.
The car is sold in a single configuration at a price of 1,360,000 rupees (about $ 18,300 at the current exchange rate). The vehicles will begin shipping in mid-October, but Force Gurkha will not be sold outside India.