The all-new Drive Gurkha SUV has been formally unveiled in India. Costs of the SUV might be introduced on September 27, 2021, and deliveries will start from the auspicious day of Dussehra, October 15.
Drive Motors has lastly taken the wraps off the next-gen Drive Gurkha SUV. The SUV now comes with an up to date design, all-new interiors and trendy options including a premium quotient to the SUV. Costs of the 2021 Drive Gurkha SUV might be introduced on September 27. It’s anticipated to achieve the dealerships within the first week of October, and deliveries will start from the auspicious day of Dussehra. The 2021 Drive Gurkha continues to retain the identical boxy silhouette. It stays roughly much like the pre-pre-production model that was showcased on the 2020 Auto Expo. The SUV was anticipated to be launched final 12 months, but it surely bought deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Talking on the event, Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Drive Motors stated, “Aligning with the altering buyer expectations and aspirations, we’ve designed and developed the All-New Gurkha on a floor up, modular structure platform and are assured that we will now have the ability to enchantment to a a lot wider viewers who want to personal a car that’s appropriate for each each day commutes in addition to journey journeys.”
Constructed on a modular structure platform, the 2021 Drive Gurkha SUV is a purpose-built off-road SUV. It will get a number of parts designed particularly for difficult terrains. Upfront, the SUV now will get Gurkha branding on the single-slat grille as an alternative of F-Brand, giving it a definite character. It additionally comes with LED Professional Edge headlamps with built-in DRLs and fender-mounted LED indicators. The SUV will get new bumpers, fog lights, a brand new snorkel, a newly designed ‘Shark Gill’ on the fender, an even bigger rear windshield, newly designed ORVMs with Khukri engraving, new black plastic cladding, rear-door mounted spare wheel and LED taillights. By way of proportion, the brand new Drive Gurkha measures 4116 mm in size, 1812 mm in width, 2075 mm in top, whereas the wheelbase stands at 2400 mm. It will likely be accessible in 5 colors – Crimson, Orange, Inexperienced, Gray and White.
On the within, the Drive Gurkha sports activities a midnight black inside with darkish gray theme upholstery. The SUV comes outfitted with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and Navigation with true mirroring by way of USB. It additionally comes with a brand new gear lever and 4X4 lever, moulded flooring mat, panoramic facet home windows, captain seats, armrest for the rear passenger. Different comfort options embrace tilt and telescopic adjustment, energy home windows, central locking, speed-sensing door locks, single-piece rear door with wipers, variable intermittent velocity entrance wipers, and extra. For security, it will get options like twin airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensor, cornering lamp, one-touch lane change indicator, tyre stress monitoring system, Comply with-me Dwelling & Lead me to Gurkha, and extra.
The all-new Drive Gurkha is powered by a Mercedes-Benz sourced BS6-compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine. The motor is tuned to develop 91 bhp at 3,200 rpm and 250 Nm in between 1400-2400 rpm of peak torque. Transmission choices embrace a 5-speed Mercedes G-28 handbook gearbox with 4×4 as customary.