Force Gurkha is the only competitor of Mahindra Thar in India and this aggressive vehicle is now getting new variants like 5-door & pickup truck. Gurkha is all about off-roading and rough riding, its not a daily drive vehicle. Gurkha is widely famous and enthusiast love this but they don’t buy it because of poor resale value and bad comfort also very slow acceleration, That’s the reason people go for Mahindra Thar instead of Force Gurkha. Lets see what results Force get from its newly launch 5-doors Ksatria SUV which is based on Gurkha.
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5-Door Ksatria SUV based on Force Gurkha and A Pickup Truck displayed at Indo Defence Expo Jakarta
Republik Motors displayed new 5-Door SUV and Pickup Truck at the Indo Defence Expo and forum in Jakarta, where they tell the basic specification and design of the vehicle. This 5 Doors Kstaria SUV is completely based in Force Gurkha in terms of design but this is long wheel base vehicle (LWB) with 5-doors. 5-Door Gurkha is yet to debut in India. May be Force will launch this along with 5-Door Mahindra Thar which is spied several times testing in the country. A double-cab pickup truck is also displayed which is similar in terms of design and have a same architecture. Both of the vehicle are really aggressive and looks even more performance focused.
The brand new Ksatria 5-door SUV and pickup truck will be firstly deliver to the government based dealers or agencies before private customers. Both of the models are going to be manufacture in Indonesia. The Ksatria is completely similar to the upcoming 5-door Gurkha except from logo batching and few more minor changes. You can say that the same vehicle will be sold in Indo with different name.
This SUV is gonna get bull guard alongside the headlight and front grill which gives it more muscular look. The round shape front LED lights with turn signal on the top can remind you G-Class. Ksatria will get the different style of alloy wheel options. Which can be customized as per the customer requirements of choice. At the back Ksatria will get some amazing notable changes with LED taillights with solid grill & sharp aggressive wheel cover. Company have worked a lot on making it muscular and high off-road focused.
Since this vehicle is firstly launch for government agencies. The company displayed Ksatria pickup truck with a missile launcher in the truck bed area. This is the best way to promoter or display the beast. When you look inside the vehicle it is dual tone with black and beige with more comfortable seats. It has some significant changes compare to the commercial model. The display model was equipped with six seat configuration which have a middle row with captain seats. This gives Ksatria more luxury look, it has a bench sedan at the end which is a bit tight and less comfortable.
The brand new Ksatria is equipped with a 2.6-liters OM616 diesel Engine by Mercedes-Benz utilised. This engine generates power output of 91 Horsepower and 250 NM of Torque. This vehicle is connected with five speed manual transmission and all-wheel-drive. The est. 0-100 kmph acceleration of 5 door Ksatria is around 14.5 seconds and have a top speed of 140 kmph. The exact units will be declared soon.
|Engine||2.6L OM616 Diesel|
|Top Speed||140 KMPH|
|0-100 kmph||14.5 Seconds|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual|
The Force Gurkha 5-door is expected to launch in India by the end of this year and will compete with 5-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny and 5-door Mahindra Thar.