New Rs 20 lakh SUV takes on Thar 5-door

Introducing the highly anticipated addition to the lifestyle SUV segment the Mahindra Thar 5-door is set to make a significant splash. Mahindra is diligently preparing for the launch of the Thar 5-door in the latter half of 2024. Coinciding with this release another SUV is poised to challenge the Thar 5-door—none other than the 5-door version of the Gurkha. In this article we delve into the details of this rugged SUV priced at Rs 20 lakh.

Gurkha 5-door

The Gurkha 5-door has been extensively tested revealing its robust design with halogen headlamps a snorkel and high wheel arches. The rear of the SUV showcases squared-shaped LED tail lamps and a rear-mounted spare wheel accompanied by potential updates like new alloy wheels.


Built on the same platform as its 3-door counterpart the 5-door Gurkha retains the 2.6-litre diesel engine capable of generating 91bhp and 250Nm of torque. To enhance performance Force may consider re-tuning the engine addressing concerns noted in the 3-door model. Additionally enthusiasts may anticipate an automatic gearbox option to complement the existing 5-speed manual gearbox.

Rs 20 Lakh SUV – Launch and Pricing

The Gurkha 5-door much like the Mahindra Thar 5-door has undergone extensive testing leading to speculations of a simultaneous release. With Mahindra expected to launch the Thar 5-door in the latter half of 2024 a similar timeline is projected for the Gurkha 5-door. As for pricing the Gurkha 5-door is likely to offer a single variant option priced at Rs 21 lakh (on-road Mumbai). Force seems to be strategically aligning its launch with Mahindra creating an intriguing dynamic in the competitive SUV market.

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