auto news desk, Pickup trucks are in great demand all over the world. Some of their models are also available in India. In which the price of Isuzu V-Cross High-Lander starts from Rs 19.49 Lakh, while the price of Toyota Hilux starts from Rs 30.4 Lakh. Whereas, Tata Xenon XT and Mahindra Scorpio Gateway are available for a price of up to Rs 10 lakh. At the same time, another new model is going to be entered in the range of Rs 15 lakh. Because Force Motors is testing a pickup truck based on its Gurkha. Recently it was seen during testing. The production model is expected to be similar to the test unit. Its launch can be done soon.
Spotted during testing
This is not the first time that the Force Gurkha pickup truck has been spotted. It was first showcased by Indonesia-based Repulic Motor for military use at the Defense Expo and Forum under the Kshatriya brand. The company also equipped this pickup truck with a missile launcher. The look of the Force Gurkha pickup will be inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6. There was no cover on this model that was spotted testing in India. The pickup has not been designed as a full-fledged pickup truck, rather it is based on the cruiser MUV.
Force Motors has designed it as an MUV for the pickup. Due to this, the design of its body has also been changed. Also, it gets a truck-like tailgate instead of the cruiser-like side-hinged bottom half tailgate. It is likely to be priced lower, as it is based on the cruiser MUV. Its rear has been converted into a loading bay. Whereas in its cruiser version, 8 seater capacity is available here. It gets a 4X4 drivetrain with a Mercedes-Benz engine. It gets a sliding windshield window. It gets the same 18” alloy wheels as the 5-door Gurkha and the taillights similar to the cruiser MUV. Its front look will be like Gurkha.
Every passenger and commercial vehicle in the Force gets the same Mercedes Benz sourced FM CR 2.6L turbo diesel engine, which makes 90 Bhp power and 250 Nm torque. It is likely to get a sole 5-speed gearbox and 4X4 mechanical locking differential.