Force Gurkha 5-door: Your First Look Ahead of Its Launch in Early May

 The much-anticipated Force Gurkha 5-door has finally been unveiled, and it’s set to launch in early May. This new model brings a host of upgrades and features over the previous 3-door model, making it a compelling choice for off-road enthusiasts and families alike. Here’s your first look at what the Force Gurkha 5-door has to offer.

Exterior Design

The Force Gurkha 5-door retains the rugged and imposing design of its predecessor, but with added length and an extra set of doors. The front grille, adorned with bold ‘GURKHA’ badging, is flanked by a pair of round LED headlights. Below it, the chunky bumper houses a pair of halogen fog lamps.

In profile, the increased length and extra set of doors are immediately noticeable. Force Motors has also added a new set of 10-spoke alloys to differentiate it from the three-door model. The rear design, with its vertically stacked tail lamps and tailgate-mounted spare wheel, exudes a tough look.

Interior Design and Features

Inside, the Gurkha 5-door gets a 2+3+2 seating layout, with the last row featuring forward-facing captain seats for added safety. The interior design is more or less similar to the Force Gurkha 3-door, except for two major upgrades: a larger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 7-inch digital driver’s display.

The infotainment system supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Apart from these, the Gurkha 5-door comes with just the bare essentials, including a manual AC (with roof-mounted rear AC vents), power windows, remote locking, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and cornering lamps.

Performance and Off-road Capabilities

The Force Gurkha 5-door is powered by a 2.6-liter diesel engine that now produces 140 PS and 320 Nm1. It also includes off-road wizardry such as manual locking differentials, a snorkel, and a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system.

Launch and booking details

The official launch of the Force Gurkha five-door is slated for May 2. Bookings are already open with a Rs. 25,000 deposit. The expected price range is Rs. 15.50–16.00 lakh.

The Force Gurkha 5-door is more than just an SUV with two extra doors. It packs more features, offers a more powerful engine, and provides added practicality with its increased length and additional seating. Whether you’re an off-road enthusiast or a family looking for a rugged yet comfortable vehicle, the Force Gurkha 5-door is worth considering.