Force Gurkha Xtreme gets its new varient
Finally, Force Motors has officially brought out its range-topping Gurkha variant at Rs 12.99 lakh. While the new top-spec trim may be visually similar and have the same cabin. It gets some major mechanical change. It has extended the Gurkha line-up with the addition of a new top-of-the-line Xtreme variant.
This is the fifth variant of the RFC winning Gurkha in India after the Xpedition three-door. Xpedition five-door, Xplorer three-door, and Xplorer five-door. Under the hood is a more powerful engine along with additional off-road hardware. Thus making the Gurkha Xtreme more capable and better looking too.
Design & Features
Technically other off-road centric features are the roof mounted snorkel. With the protective shielding on critical areas like the engine underbelly. Also fuel tank, and propeller shaft joints. There are mechanically actuated differential locks on both axles. All of these give the Gurkha Xtreme a water-wading capability of 550mm, 210mm of ground clearance. A 44-degree approach and 40-degree departure angle. The Gurkha can also negotiate a 40-degree gradient in the 4WD low setting.
While on the other side Gurkha Xtreme is being introduced in a phased manner. With the first lot of vehicles being delivered to select customers who have been waiting since long for this variant. With the introduction of the Gurkha Xtreme, our portfolio of off-roading vehicles is complete. With variants to take care of every segment, be it mild, moderate or extreme off-roading. The best part of the Gurkha Xtreme is that it is adaptable for competitive off-roading.”
Powering the Force Gurkha Xtreme the new2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine produces 140hp and 321Nm. Of peak torque between 1,600-2,400rpm. The engine is mated to a new Mercedes-derived G32 5-speed manual gearbox via a dual-mass flywheel. Force has also added a new low-range transfer case which is showing up really well. Along with a provision to fit hub locks on the front axle. Which is claimed to save fuel and reduce stress on the drivetrain in 2WD mode.
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