CopyPastehas never been so tasty! tests India’s most capable off-road vehicle

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  • Gurkha brand name makes a come-back in India
  • Available in both soft-top and hard-top versions
  • Class leading 4x4 hardware
  • Proven Mercedes-Benz licenses engine used

13th May 2013: Experts at, India’s leading online marketplace for used cars and new cars have put to test India’s latest and most capable off-road vehicle, the Force Gurkha 4x4x4. Launched for commercial sale earlier this year, the Gurkha brand name makes a come back into the niche but expanding off-road SUV segment in India. The vehicle was reviewed at Force Motors’ specially built 4x4 track in Pune.

Bunny Punia, Associate Editor at spent a day behind the wheel of the Gurkha, taking it through a very challenging off-road course that included uptotwo foot deep pot-holes, over 30 degree rocky inclines and both slush and water wading. The Gurkha, with its hard-core and extreme 4x4 hard-ware proved its capabilities without getting bogged down anywhere. Bunny Punia further explains, “For long, off-road enthusiasts having demanded a tough and go-anywhere SUV with features like lockable front and rear differentials, extreme approach and departure angles and high water wading capabilities. The Gurkha does all that in the comfort of a standard air-con and power steering along with comfortable seats.”

The 4x4x4 tag stands for three main things explains These include an 4x4 functionality, all four seasons driving and all four terrains capability. The E.V.O tag stands for extreme off-road vehicle. The Gurkha comes with a proven OM616 Mercedes Benz licensed engine and the hard top version is priced at Rs 8.5 lac, ex-showroom Delhi. Only a 2-door version is on sale but access to the rear seats is pretty easy. It also has a high air-intake snorkel that not only allows for deep water crossings but also helps the engine to breathe cleaner air when off the road. Lastly, Force Motors offers a standard 3 year / 3 lac km warranty on this new product.

For complete details including video and pictures, has an exclusive section for the Gurkha which is accessible at


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