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The Gurkha Reborn | More Power, More Doors, More Desirable | Still Need A Thar?

Finally, Force has delivered! This is a worthy addition to any garage.

For

Build, power, noises, off road capability

Against

Interiors still not upto date, lacks modern features, lacks variants, infotainment screen is bad

Exterior

Unlike most facelifts, differentiating this Gurkha from its predecessor is a challenge – unless you spot the five-door variant. This addition brings extra seats, increased ground clearance, and a new color reminiscent of the Scorpio N. Bigger wheels further elevate the stance.

Personally, the five doors make the Gurkha look far more proportionate. It finally has the length to match its height, resembling a desi station wagon more than the three-door version. The road presence is unmatched – it dwarfs Innovas. Adding to this character are accessories like lights, grille, snorkel, roof carrier, tow hook, and windscreen protector.

The build quality is commendable. The doors close with a satisfying thud, and the clicks and ticks are almost ASMR-worthy. But does the interior live up to the exterior's brawn?



TopGear Magazine June 2024