Force Gurkha 5-door Looks Ready For Launch In Latest Set Of Spy Shots

Modified On Feb 21, 2024 12:55 PM By Rohit for Force Gurkha 5 Door

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The offroader will likely share its diesel powertrain with the 3-door Gurkha and is expected to get a 5-speed manual gearbox only

Force Gurkha 5-door spied

  • Testing of the 5-door Gurkha began in early 2022 based on test mule sightings.

  • Has a longer wheelbase and two extra doors over the 3-door model.

  • Likely to get circular projector headlights, a snorkel and 18-inch alloy wheels.

  • Cabin highlights include a dark grey theme and multiple seating layouts.

  • Expected to feature a 7-inch touchscreen, manual AC and power windows.

  • Will get a shift-on-fly rotary controller for the 4-wheel drivetrain.

  • Launch expected later in 2024 with prices likely to start at Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).

If there’s one model that has been spied on test nearly as much as an upcoming Mahindra SUV, it’s the Force Gurkha 5-door. We’ve been spotting its test mules since the start of 2022. It has been snapped in heavy camouflage once again, this time appearing to be in a production-ready avatar.

What Do The Spy Shots Show?

Force Gurkha 5-door spied

In the latest set of spy images, we can see that the offroader had the makeshift Force Citiline headlights and 5-spoke 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Force is expected to offer the production-spec Gurkha 5-door with circular projector headlights with LED DRLs. The spied model also featured the same tailgate-mounted spare wheel and snorkel as prevalent on the 3-door model.

Force Gurkha 5-door side spied

It’s from the profile that you notice the major change over the 3-door model thanks to the elongated wheelbase and the additional set of doors.

No New Details On Its Cabin

Force Gurkha cabinGurkha 3-door's cabin image used for reference purposes only

We didn’t manage to snap the interior of the upcoming SUV but previous spy shots have hinted at a dark grey cabin theme. The 5-door Gurkha will likely be offered in a 3-row layout, with bench and captain seats in the second and third rows, respectively.

An older spied image had also revealed that unlike the 3-door Gurkha that gets a manual lever for engaging 4-wheel-drive (4WD), the 5-door model will come with an electronic shift-on-the-fly controller on the centre console.

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Features And Safety Tech On Board

Force Gurkha 7-inch touchscreen

The Force Gurkha will likely remain a utilitarian offering even with the more spacious 5-door version, so we are not expecting the kind of feature additions that the Mahindra Thar 5-door will offer over its 3-door version. Force will likely equip the 5-door Gurkha with a 7-inch touchscreen system, front and rear (second-row) power windows, and manual AC with multiple vents. Its safety net should pack dual airbags, a reversing camera, and rear parking sensors.

What Will Power It?

The 5-door Gurkha should get the same 2.6-litre diesel engine (90 PS/250 Nm) seen on the 3-door model, though likely in a higher state of tune. It could get the same 5-speed manual gearbox, along with a 4-wheel drivetrain with a low-range transfer case.

Expected Price And Competition

Force Gurkha 5-door rear spied

We think the Force Gurkha 5-door could be launched sometime later this year, with prices likely to start at Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). It will lock horns directly with the upcoming 5-door Mahindra Thar, while being a larger alternative to the Maruti Jimny.

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