How does the Force Gurkha compare against the 2020 Mahindra Thar in terms of street presence? Here they are standing alongside each other to give you an idea.
After a very long wait, Mahindra has managed to create quite a bang with the all-new Thar in the Indian market. The all-new Mahindra Thar is currently on sale in the price bracket of Rs 12.10 – 14.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV has garnered quite a good number of bookings since its launch and has a long waiting period of around 9 months. After the launch of the new Mahindra Thar 2020, all eyes are trained on the BS6 Force Gurkha – one of the biggest rivals to the Thar, that is set to come in the coming months. Force Gurkha is a capable off-roading vehicle. But how does the Force Gurkha compare against the new-gen Thar in terms of the street presence? Here’s a pic where we caught sight of an all-new Thar standing side by side with the Force Gurkha that gives us a first idea of how these SUVs compare against each other when it comes to the size. Check it out!
Although this Force Gurkha is not a stock version, it appears that the suspension of the SUV remains untouched. So that means the Gurkha has not been lifted. Still, the Gurkha is equipped with a set of bigger 33-inch tyres which slightly adds to its badass look. At the first glimpse, the 2020 Mahindra Thar looks dwarfed by the Gurkha by a significant margin. That makes sense as even on paper, the Force Gurkha also towers over the new Thar vis-à-vis the specifications.
That being said, the three-door Force Gurkha measures 3,992 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width and 2,055 mm in height. Compared with the Thar’s dimensions, the Mahindra Thar sounds inferior with a length of 3,985 mm, a width of 1,820 mm and a height of 1,844 mm. Despite being a bit narrower, the Gurkha is much longer and taller than its rival, which gives it a better street presence.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar has come to us with a host of changes in the styling design and on the mechanical package. Apart from a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine option making 130 BHP/ 300 Nm of torque, the new Thar also comes with a new 2.0-litre mStallion petrol burner generating 150 BHP of max power and 300 Nm/ 320 Nm of peak torque.
Force is set to introduce its all-new Gurkha in India after showcasing the car at the Auto Expo 2020 earlier this year, and spy shots of the Gurkha have emerged on the Internet. Both the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha are taking on each other aggressively in the Indian market but the former seems to be enjoying a large slice of the pie. Thanks to its good brand image, larger service network and more.
Also, the new-gen Thar now gets another edge over the Force Gurkha with the new petrol engine along with the option of an automatic gearbox for both fuel types. Thereby enlarging the set of buyers for the vehicle. Last but not the least, the 2020 Mahindra Thar now offers a lot of advanced bells and whistles making it a contemporary urban SUV without compromising on the off-road prowess. Let’s wait until the price announcement of the Force Gurkha BS6 to see if it can take any toll on the Thar’s limelight.