Drive Motors just lately launched the up to date Drive Gurkha within the Indian market. The brand new mannequin will get minor beauty upgrades, improved dynamics, further options, re-tuned engine and extra. With updating the 3-door mannequin, the corporate has additionally launched the 5-door model of the Gurkha. The bookings for the SUV are already underway and the check drives and deliveries to clients shall start in mid-Could onwards.

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Forward of it, on this article let’s check out the comparability between the Drive Gurkha and Mahindra Thar. The Thar will get a number of engine, 2WD, and automated gearbox choices. The Gurkha is simply out there in a single diesel-manual format with 4WD as normal. However the Gurkha will get each 3-door and 5-door variations whereas the Mahindra Thar is simply out there in three-door type.


Evaluating the pricing first, the Gurkha 3-door mannequin is priced at Rs 16.75 lakh and the 5-door model is priced at Rs 18 lakh (each costs ex-showroom). The costs for the Thar vary from Rs 11.25 lakh to Rs 17.6 lakh (each costs ex-showroom). Thar’s shorter size (underneath 4m), smaller sub-1.5-litre diesel engine will get tax advantages and likewise the absence of 4×4 {hardware} ends in a aggressive value tag in comparison with its rival.

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By way of dimensions, the Thar measures 3985 mm in size, 1855 mm in width, and 1855 mm in top and has a wheelbase of 2450 mm. It has a floor clearance of 226 mm, an strategy angle of 41.8 levels, a departure angle of 36.8 levels and a water-wading capability of 650 mm. The Gurkha 3-door measures 3965 mm in size, 1865 mm in width, 2089 mm in top and has a wheelbase of 2400 mm. It has a floor clearance of 233 mm, an strategy angle of 39 levels, a departure angle of 37 levels and a water-wading capability of 700mm. The Gurkha 5-door measures 4,390 mm in size, 1,865 mm in width, and a couple of,095 mm in top and has a wheelbase of two,825 mm.

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Executed with pricing and dimensions, now let’s discuss concerning the engine and gearbox. The Gurkha is obtainable with a single engine and transmission choice – a Mercedes-derived FM2.6 CR, 4-cylinder, turbo diesel engine. The engine has now been re-tuned to provide 138 bhp of energy and 320 nm torque. It comes paired solely with a 5-speed handbook and it additionally will get a 4×4 as normal with a low-range switch case together with manually locking entrance and rear differentials.

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The Thar is obtainable with three engine choices – 130 hp, 300 nm 2.2-litre turbo diesel, 150 hp, 300 nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol. Each engines are provided with 4×4 as normal and with a 6-speed handbook or a 6-speed torque converter automated. The third engine choice is the 1.5-litre turbo diesel paired solely with a 6-speed handbook and RWD. The Mahindra Thar 4×4 variant will get an ESC-based brake lock differential on the entrance and an auto mechanical locking differential on the rear. The Gurkha will get handbook entrance and rear lock differentials.

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By way of options, the Gurkha will get a nine-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital instrument cluster, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, handbook AC with roof-mounted rear vents, all 4 energy home windows, twin airbags, ABS with EBD, TPMS, and a shift-on-fly 4×4 system. Speaking concerning the options in Thar, the Thar will get halogen headlamps with LED DRLs, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, Computerized local weather management, a semi-digital cluster, a lockable glovebox and lots of extra.

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