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Mahindra Thar Vs Force Gurkha

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Off-roading vehicle are much more in demand in India, the off-roading enthusiasts in India are searching for vehicles which offers best performance and off-roading capabilities. Keeping that in mind Force Motors recently launched its Gurkha 4×4 which resembles the iconic Mercedes G-Wagen. Its closest competitor is Mahindra Thar CRDE 4×4, however Gurkha’s price is slight more than Thar. We can compare both the vehicles and find out the positive and negative of Gurkha vs Thar. Both the cars, now in the next-gen avatar Mahindra already launched 2020 Thar in the market few months back while the Force Gurkha is still in the Upcoming phase but expected to launch in the same financial year. Before the launch of the Next-gen Force Gurkha we have all details about the vehicle as per the media reports. Let’s have a detailed comparison between these two powerful off-road cars below.

Last updated on 10-09-2021

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Mahindra Thar Front View Image

2020 Mahindra Thar vs Upcoming Force Gurkha – Looks and Appearance:

The new-gen 2020 Thar looks broader than the previous model. Overall, it’s carry some of its iconic design characteristics such as the rounded headlamps, flat bonnet, brick-shaped rear lights (LEDs) and more. It is now also come with LED daytime running lights on the front fenders which make it look more modern and appealing. The 2020 Thar SUV gets 18-inch alloys and power-folding mirrors. On the other hand, the new Force Gurkha will come with more old-school design compared to the Thar. However, the company will provide new elements to enhance the car’s overall road presence. The front grille will be changed along with the inclusion of LED DRLs. The Force Gurkha will continue to sport its signature snorkel giving it a hardcore off-roader look.

The interiors of both the off-road cars are well decent and well proportioned. The dash of Gurkha is bit modern and easier to operate than Thar. Seating position and placement of control are much better than Thar. If you are comfortable to compromise with space driving comfort then Thar would be best vehicle as Gurkha has better comfort and space. Apart from, the upcoming Force Gurkha may come with two seating capacity such as 6 to 7 seat-layout, which makes it more comfortable vehicle ever. The car’s dashboard will come with an infotainment screen. The dash will mostly use hard plastics to make it more resistant to dirt and water.

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha – Functions and Features:

Both the off-roaders comes with all latest features and less with more technical functions for adventurous enthusiasts. 2020 Mahindra Thar comes with fresh layout for the dashboard and top-spec trims to feature a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a colour multi-info display in the instrument cluster, a rear parking camera and multiple USB ports. Standard safety kit will include dual airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors. another major update will be seen in the form of front facing seats in the second row. This will ensure more safety and space for the passengers at the back. On the other hand, From the Inside, the Next-gen Gurkha is finally getting some new creature comforts like power windows and a touchscreen infotainment system. The comfort feature of air conditioning is introduced in the soft top version as well, giving a feel of comfort with soft top on. The utility features of a spacious glove box with lock and bottle holders at key locations are featured for convenience of the users, and the music system can be fitted as an accessory.

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha – Engine and Specification:

2020 Mahindra Thar is powered by a fresh 1,997cc turbocharged petrol engine mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed torque converter automatic. It develops 150bhp at 5,000rpm and 300Nm of torque from 1,250 to 3,000rpm while the automatic powertrain makes 320Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000rpm. Apart from, There is the latest generation of tried and trusted mHawk – a 2,184cc diesel engine available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic. It makes 130bhp at 3,750rpm and 300Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,800rpm.

The Gurkha on the other hand doesn’t have a Petrol engine. It has 2.6 litre BS6 common rail diesel engine that puts out 85 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque with a five speed manual transmission.

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha – Service Network and Warranty:

Mahindra Thar benefits from its larger service network, which supports easier availability of spares and service. Force Motors has only 40+ dealers in the country which is not that dense. However, Force is giving a terrific warranty of three years of 3,00,000 Km on the Gurkha which can attract customer towards itself.

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha – Price:

  • Mahindra Thar Ex-Showroom New Delhi Price :

Model Name

Fuel Type

Ex-showroom Price, New Delhi

AX 4-STR Convertible MT

Petrol

Rs. 12,79 lakh.

AX 4-STR Convertible MT

Diesel

Rs. 12,97 lakh.

AX 4-STR Hard Top MT

Diesel

Rs. 13,09 lakh.

LX 4-STR Hard Top MT

Petrol

Rs. 13,39 lakh.

LX 4-STR Convertible MT

Diesel

Rs. 13,59 lakh.

LX 4-STR Hard Top MT

Diesel

Rs. 13,69 lakh.

LX 4-STR Convertible AT

Petrol

Rs. 14,79 lakh.

LX 4-STR Hard Top AT

Petrol

Rs. 14,89 lakh.

LX 4-STR Convertible AT

Diesel

Rs. 14,99 lakh.

LX 4-STR Hard Top AT

Diesel

Rs. 15,09 lakh.

  • Force Gurkha Ex-Showroom New Delhi Price:

Model Name

Fuel Type

Ex-Showroom New Delhi Price After GST

Force Gurkha Xpedition

Diesel

Rs. 7.76 Lakhs

Force Gurkha Xplorer

Diesel

Rs. 8.67 Lakhs

Mahindra Thar Rear View

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha – Specifications:

Petrol Engine 2020 Mahindra Thar Next-gen Force Gurkha
Engine type 2.0-litre, BS6 mStallion T-GDi petrol engine
Displacement 1,997 cc
No. of cylinders 4
Power 150 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque 300 Nm @ 1250 rpm, 320 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed MT or Automatic (Torque-Converter)
Drivetrain Layout 4WD / AWD
Diesel Engine 2020 Mahindra Thar Next-gen Force Gurkha
Engine type 2.2-litre BS6 mHawk turbo diesel engine 2.6-litre BS6 common rail diesel engine
Displacement 2,184 cc 2,596 cc
No. of cylinders 4 4
Power 130 bhp @ 3750 rpm 85 bhp @ 3,200 rpm
Torque 300 Nm @ 1600 rpm 200 Nm @ 1,400-2,400 rpm
Transmission 6-speed MT or Automatic (Torque-Converter) 5-speed manual
Drivetrain Layout 4WD / AWD FWD
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