Force Gurkha -FAQS
1. How capable is the Force Gurkha in terms of top speed and acceleration?
With its 2.5-liter engine, the Force Gurkha is capable of reaching high speeds of about 160 kmph. As far as the acceleration goes, the Gurkha can accelerate from rest to 100 kmph in about 15.7 seconds.
2. What are the competitors of the Force Gurkha in India?
Currently, the Gurkha faces competition only from the Mahindra Thar. However, before the plans to launch the Maruti Suzuki Jimny were completely thrown off the table, it was expected that the Japanese off-roader would have provided a healthy competition to the Gurkha.
3. What is the seating capacity in the Force Gurkha?
There are two versions that the Gurkha is available in. These are the hard top and the soft top variants. The seating arrangement on both the variants is the same. The standard seating arrangement is for 6 people including the driver. However, there are other seating arrangements which are optional, one with 5 seats, including the driver, and the other with 8 seats, including the driver.
4. How much mileage can I expect from the Force Gurkha?
When you buy a vehicle such as the Force Gurkha, you are not really looking at the mileage numbers but focus on the off-road capability. Even so, the Force Gurkha is rated by the ARAI to push out a mileage of about 17 kmpl.
5. How is the off-road performance of the Force Gurkha?
The Force Gurkha is capable of approaching a climb at an angle of 39° while the departure angle remains at 27°. The ramp breakover angle is 24°. With a ground clearance of 205 mm, the Gurkha can conquer most of the off-road tracks that are built for fun and thrill.
6. Are there any discounts or offers available on the Force Gurkha?
When you are in the market for a vehicle like the Force Gurkha that is sold in low numbers, there are many offers which are pushed out by the dealerships and the company in order to clear the stocks. But, for the latest offers and discounts, you will have to visit your nearest Force dealership.
7. Is the Force Gurkha better than the Mahindra Thar in terms of after-sales service?
Due to the fact that Mahindra has more service outlets than Force, you will probably get a better service from Mahindra. Even so, both the products are quite simply built on a mechanical chassis, meaning that the local mechanic can have a go at it and solve any issue that you might have.
8. What are the engine specifications of the Force Gurkha?
The Force Gurkha has a 2596 cc, inline 4-cylinder, TCIC Common Rail diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 85 bhp at 3200 rpm and a peak torque of 230 Nm between the rev range of 1400 rpm and 2400 rpm. This engine comes mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox. There are two types of drive available, rear-wheel drive and 4x4.
9. What colours is the Force Gurkha available in?
The Force Gurkha is available in four different colours - Matte Black, Copper Red, Superior White and Moondust Silver. For the availability of the colours, you will have to contact your nearest dealership.
10. Is the build quality good of the Force Gurkha?
While the vehicle is quite sturdy and can handle the bumps on the road, you might feel like you overpaid for it when you sit inside. The plastic feels cheap and the levers look as if they have been picked from a low-end vehicle.