Airbags? ABS? What’s that?

Safety and After Sales Service – The Force Gurkha doesn’t have any safety features like airbags, ABS and the likes. It gets disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear. Talking about Force’s after-sales service, the automaker has a couple of service stations in almost every metro and tier-2 city and the Gurkha is generally known as a reliable SUV.

Buy the Gurkha only if you want to do hard-core off-roading

Verdict – The Force Gurkha isn’t a very polished car but there is no denying the fact that it provides endless fun and makes every off-road trip a memorable fun. However, it just isn’t practical to live with on a day-to-day basis unless you install a lot of accessories. If you’re someone who wants to do mild off-roading, there are many better and safer options out there but if you need a car that can tackle some serious terrain and don’t mind its shortcomings, the Force Gurkha is the car to buy because it won’t disappoint in these areas.

The Gurkha is a total attention seeker with all the accessories

What’s Cool

* I love the way it looks, total rugged design
* Ride quality is very good on and off the road
* Very engaging to drive off the road, never fails to impress

What’s Not So Cool

* The cabin feel 2 decades old
* More power from the engine won’t hurt

Alternatives: Mahindra Thar

The driving position is very high, you feel like you’re driving a mini bus

2018 Force Gurkha Specifications

* Engine: 2596cc, 4-cyl, TCIC, Diesel
* Power: 85 HP @ 3200 RPM
* Torque: 230 Nm @ 1400-2400 RPM
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT
* Fuel Consumption: 10-12 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* 0-100 km/hr: 28.67 seconds
* Suspension: Independent with Coil Springs (Front), Multilink with Pan Hard Rod and Coil Springs (Rear)
* Tyres: 245/70/16
* Brakes: Discs (Front) & Drums (Rear)
* Safety: None

2018 Force Gurkha Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3992 mm X 1790 mm X 2055 mm
* Wheelbase: 2400 mm
* Ground Clearance: 162 mm
* Weight: 2510 kgs (Gross)
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 63-litres

What would be your pick – Force Gurkha or Mahindra Thar?

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