After launching the Gurkha off-roader with full specification and prices back in February 2013, Force Motors has now announced that sales of the SUV will commence later this year, in September.
The carmaker used the year-long period in between to iron out creases and improve the product. Prasan Firodia, MD, Force Motors said, "The feedback received from auto experts and select group of users during test drives has helped us further fine tune the Force Gurkha into an extremely capable off roader."
Bookings will open closer to the date of sales. The Gurkha off-roader is powered by the 2.6-litre Mercedes OM 616-derived turbo charged intercooled engine which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to all four wheels. It gets a crawler feature that enables it to scale steep slopes. The reinforced tubular chassis of the Gurkha, Force Motors says, can withstand the extreme torsional stresses the vehicle is subjected to in off-road situations.
The Gurkha gets a hardtop and a soft-top version and will be available with three colour options.