Cougar Motorsports, along with title sponsors Pune based Force Motors is organising first edition of Rainforest Challenge India in Goa titled â€śForce Gurkha RFC India 2014â€ť, from August 8-14. Brought to India for the first time, this challenge is open to all 4×4 users in the country and is looked upon as one of the toughest and most exigent of 4×4 challenges in the world.
Finally its official. Force Motors has confirmed that the Gurkha will be launched in September 2014. Yes, we know that they had announced the launch earlier as well. But this time they have a date of launch! First deliveries and test drives for interested customers too will begin in September at Force Motors’ exclusive Personal Vehicles Dealership.
Force Motors, with its manufacturing unit based in Pune, first entered the highly competitive SUV segment back in 2011. Back then it was introduced in presence of Amitabh Bachchan with a 2 wheel drive system. Today, the Force One has been launched with a 4×4 wheel drive system, price of which starts from at a price of INR 13.98 lakhs.
Pune based auto manufacturers, Force Motors has planned investment an amount of INR 100 crores for a new engine manufacturing and testing facility in Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu. It is from this new plant that the company will produce gearboxes and other aggregates for an international original equipment manufacturer, while they will also be assembling and testing passenger car engines at the facility.
Force Motors last week inaugurated its 2nd Commercial Vehicles dealership, Mahalaxmi Force at Pune with Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors Ltd. in attendance.
Back in February 2013, at the SIAM International Bus and Utility Show in Greater Noida, Pune based Force Motors announced the launch of their Gurkha SUV, for a starting price of Rs 6.5 lakh. But deliveries never happened.
Force Motors has officially launched two new variants of the Force One SUV in India. The SUV which thus far was available in only one trim level, SX, now has a base variant in the form of the EX variant and a top end variant called the LX. Base price of Force One full size SUV now starts from Rs 8.99 lakh.
Force Motors Gurkha SUV is Extreme Offroader Vehicle. Fitted with a 2.6 liter Mercedes OM 616 engine offering 82 PS power at 3200 rpm and 230 Nm torque at 1800-2000 rpm.