Kerala police adds 49 Force Gurkha SUVs to its fleet

    The Kerala police also uses the Mahindra Bolero and the Toyota Innova as patrol vehicles in its fleet.

    Published On Feb 14, 2022 05:02:00 PM

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    The Kerala state police department has inducted 49 Force Gurkha SUVs into its fleet, which, according to the manufacturer, have been specially customised as per the requirements of the police department and will also be used for border patrolling duties, among others.

    • Kerala state police department orders 49 Gurkha SUVs
    • SUVs have been customised according to the police's requirements
    • Powered by the same 91hp, 2.6-litre diesel engine as the civilian variant

    Force Gurkha for Kerala police: what's different?

    Donning an all-black shade, the Gurkha police vehicles come equipped with high-intensity rooftop flashing lights, a siren and an emblem of the state's police department. The SUVs ride on blacked-out steel rims and also get modified seating arrangement as per the requirements. 

    Just like the civilian version, this Gurkha is also powered by the 91hp, 250Nm, 2.6-litre Mercedes-sourced diesel engine that's mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The four-wheel drive system with manual locking differentials should also come in handy to the police department.

    Five-door Gurkha in the works

    Force Motors is also working on a five-door version of the Gurkha SUV, which will be based on a stretched version of the Gurkha’s C in C ladder-frame platform, and rival the upcoming five-door Mahindra Thar. You can read more about it here.

    Do you think the Force Gurkha makes for a good police vehicle? Let us know in the comments below.

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