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Launched: Force Gurkha EOV at starting price of R 6.25 lakh

Dailybhaskar.com | Feb 16, 2013, 14:20PM IST
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New Delhi: Force Motors has launched the Gurkha, or what it calls the 'world’s first EOV (Extreme Offroader Vehicle) 4x4x4' at the International Bus and Utility Show 2013 being held at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

The Gurkha is powered by the 2.6 liter Mercedes OM 616 derived turbo charged intercooled engine that produces 82 Ps @ 3200 rpm, has a torque of 230 Nm @ 1800-2000 rpm, and is mated to a 5 speed synchromesh transmission with Hi - Lo option on transfer case. 
"This combined with the Differential Locks on both front and rear axles, makes it capable of extreme off-roading," said the company.
"Its distinctive intake 'Snorkel' in sparkling chrome finish ensures ample supply of fresh air to the engine which enables the Gurkha to have best in class water fording height."
The vehicle promises best-in-class ground clearance of 210 mm.
The Gurkha has reinforced tubular chassis that can withstand torsional stresses which the vehicle gets subjected to in extreme off-road situations. 
The improved independent front suspension with a solid torsion bar has been further fine tuned to enhance the riding comfort; essential for an enhanced off-road experience. A newly designed engine compartment ensures low NVH and better serviceability. 
Prasan Firodia, MD Force Motors stated, “The vastly superior gradeability and its ability to negotiate undulating terrain makes the Gurkha an ideal vehicle for ‘off road’ conditions. The macho looking Gurkha has timeless classic appeal that would interest off-road enthusiasts across the nation.” 
The Gurkha has a factory fitted air conditioner and power steering, sporty and sturdy instrument cluster, dual toned interiors, ergonomically designed dashboard and front facing reclining seats. 
The Gurkha is based on the lines of the Mercedes Gelandewagen (G –Wagon) and the high width tubeless off road tyres and trendy alloy wheels add to its style quotient. It will be available in 3 colours with distinct graphics.
The Prices for Ex-Delhi Showroom are:- 
Gurkha 4X2 - Rs 6.25 lakh (Soft Top)
Gurkha 4x4 - Rs 8.35 lakh (Soft Top)
Gurkha  4x4 -Rs 8.50 lakh (Hard Top)

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