–The Force Gurkha Extreme is the top of the line Gurkha variant.
–The Gurkha Extreme is based on the same platform as the existing Gurkha Explorer.
–The Gurkha Extreme is powered by a Mercedes OM611 derived engine.
Force Motors has introduced the Gurkha Extreme in the Indian market. This is the top of the line trim and it is priced at INR 12.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). The Extreme features a few changes over the standard model.
Powering the Gurkha Xtreme is a 2.2-liter diesel motor that pumps out 140 HP and 321 Nm of twisting force mated to a 5-speed Mercedes-Benz G32 manual transmission. This is the same engine that powers the Force One SUV which has been discontinued. The engine is a derivative of the Mercedes-Benz OM611 series of diesel engines.
Speaking of the upgrades, the Force Gurkha Extreme features an upgraded suspension which is a multi-link arrangement at the front and rear. The new model also gets a low transfer case, but the Extreme doesn’t get a shift on the fly system.
The upgraded suspension has improved the ramp breakover, approach and departure angles of the Extreme. It now gets 44-degrees approach angle, 35-degrees departure angle and 29-degrees ramp breakover angle and the improvements are very apparent when you compare it to the Xplorer’s 39-degrees, 27-degrees and 24-degrees.
The Gurkha Extreme can perform in extreme conditions and has a ground clearance of 205mm and a water wading depth of 550 mm.
Inside the cabin the Gurkha Extreme gets a new gear lever, center console and minor updates to the cabin. When compared to the Mahindra Thar, the standard Gurkha was lacking a lot of features. With the introduction of the Gurkha Extreme in the domestic market the Thar will face some still competition from the Gurkha Extreme.
The Force Gurkha Extreme is priced at Rs. 12.99 lakhs, Ex-Showroom, which is 2.5 lakhs more than the Gurkha Explore. Would you buy the Extreme for the additional updates at this price point?
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