Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha both are four wheel off road drive SUV, launched in the Indian market by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and Force Motors.
Mahindra Thar CRDe is a Jeep like SUV manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and voted as one of the top 10 off road SUV in India.
Mahindra Thar available in two models:
Mahindra Thar CRDe
Mahindra Thar DI 4WD
Mahindra Thar Price – 9,05,835 (ex-showroom) – Maharashtra
Note: Price may vary after GST –
Force Motors Gurkha SUV is one of the most successful adventure utility vehicle in India, manufactured by Force Motors in the competition to Mahindra Thar.
Force Gurkha available in two models:
Gurkha Xplorer Price – 1,019,095 (ex-showroom) – Maharashtra
|Specification/Comparison||Mahindra Thar CRDe||Force Gurkha Xplorer|
|Engine Type||NEF TCI- CRDe (BS IV)||4 Cyl, Inline, TCIC Common Rail, Diesel Engine|
|Displacement||2498 cc||2596 cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres||63 litres|
|Brakes||Dual Hydraulic Circuit with Tandem Master Cylinder, Vacuum-Assisted Servo with Auto-Slack Adjuster
Front – Disc
|Dual Circuit Hydraulic Vacuum Assisted with Auto Wear Adjuster and LCRV
Front – Disc
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual||5 Forward, 1 Reverse – H Type|
|Torque||247 Nm @ 1800-2000 rpm||230 Nm @ 1400 – 2400 rpm|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm||210 mm|
|Steering||Power Steering (RCBT)||Power Steering – Rack & Pinion|
|Tyres||245 / 70 R16||P 235/70 R 16 Tubeless Tyres|
|Turning Radius||5.75 m||5.65 m|
|Seating Capacity||6 Seater||6 Seater|
|Wheelbase||2430 mm||2400 mm|
|Overall Length||3920 mm||3992 mm|
|Overall Width||1726 mm||1790 mm|
|Overall Height||1930 mm||2055 mm|
|Weight||Kerb Weight – 1750 kg||Gross Weight – 2510 kg|
Both the Gurkha and the Thar are best for off road drive in India but Gurkha has better functionality and features but Mahindra Thar is cheaper and a better performing off road vehicle.