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Comparative Analysis: Force Gurkha 3-door vs. Mahindra Thar 3-door


Force Motors has recently unveiled significant upgrades to its three-door SUV, the Gurkha, equipped with a more powerful 2.6-litre diesel engine. In this article, we delve into a detailed comparison between the revamped Gurkha and its formidable competitor, the Mahindra Thar.

Force Gurkha 3-door vs. Mahindra Thar 3-door

Design and Dimensions

Both the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha draw inspiration from renowned off-road vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G-Class. While the Thar exhibits modern charm, the Gurkha’s towering presence sets it apart. Here’s how they measure up:

Interior and Features

The Mahindra Thar boasts a more contemporary interior with superior dashboard design and features compared to the Gurkha. However, the Gurkha offers better rear seat ingress with its captain seat layout and boot access.

Feature Comparison:


While the Thar offers multiple engine options, including turbo-petrol, the Gurkha comes with a single diesel engine. Here’s a breakdown:

Off-road Capabilities

Both SUVs excel in off-road performance, with slight variations in key metrics:

Price The Mahindra Thar is competitively priced between Rs 11.25 lakh to 17.60 lakh, while the Force Gurkha comes at Rs 16.75 lakh (ex-showroom).


Despite the enhancements in the Force Gurkha 3-door, the Mahindra Thar emerges as the winner, offering a plethora of features, diverse powertrain options, and commendable off-road capabilities.

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