After a 3 year hiatus from the Market, Force Motors are looking at launching their new Force Gurkha anytime this month or in the coming weeks. With the underpinnings, gearbox, engine coming from the Legendary Mercedes G-Wagen family, The Trax range of vehicles were always very reliable, durable contenders, however unable to impact the Utility market as Mahindra has. However with the Gurka, comes improved refinement, more space, and a hard metal top (sadly un-removable), however making it that much more appealing than the Thar. The current lifestyle 4X4, The Mahindra Thar sells for around 7.75 Lakhs with A/C power steering etc. This could upset that balance. The Force Gurkha does mean business, with a snorkel kit attached to the vehicle as standard. Reports are of better refinement levels, good turbo boost in the lower engine rpm band, and great off-roading capabilities due to the limited slip differential. Here is a pic from zigwheels - image credit to zigwheels.com However Mahindra are also looking at revamping the Thar, by installing the cheaper, smaller, lighter Diesel engine from the Quanto in it. This will help reduce the excise on the vehicle and bring it under the exemption limit, which the Quanto is a part of ( sub 4 meters, and below 1500cc diesel engine ). This could reduce the price of the Thar by a whopping 80,000 rs ( 12% reduction ), and make it that much more tempting!!