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Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Off-Road Credentials & Tech Comparison

By:Abhishek Srivastava
Updated On: May 31, 2023 20:54 IST
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Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Off-Road Credentials & Tech Comparison

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maruti Jimny is currently the only 5-door off-road SUV in the segment
  • Its rival Force Gurkha only comes in a two-door version
  • Both SUVs offer some outstanding off-roading credentials & features

The newly introduced Maruti Jimny is finally here to take on the Force Gurkha. The Force Gurkha comes only in a 2-door version whereas the India-specific Jimny is a 5-door SUV. Moreover, both SUVs claim to be extremely capable off-road vehicles with off-road specific dimensions and some unique off-road focused features. In this article let's compare the Maruti Jimny and Force Gurkha on the basis of their off-roading credentials and off-road-related features.

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Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Dimensions & Angles

Dimensions & AnglesMaruti JimnyForce Gurkha
Length3985mm4116mm
Width1645mm1812mm
Height1720mm2075mm
Wheelbase2590mm2400mm
Ground Clearance210mm205mm
Turning Radius5.7m5.65m
Approach Angle36 degree37 degree
Departure Angle50 degree33 degree
Ramp Breakover Angle24 degree25 degree
Water Wading CapacityNA700mm
GradeabilityNA35 degree
Front Track/Tread1395mm1490mm
Rear Track/Tread1405mm1480mm
Boot Space208L500L
Tyre Size195/80 R15245/70 R16
Kerb Weight (kg)1195-1200 (MT), 1205-1210 (AT)2175

Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Off-Road Specific Features

Off-Road Specific FeaturesMaruti JimnyForce Gurkha
Headlamp washerYesNo
Tyretronics (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)NoYes
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED Reflector
ORVMElectric Adjust & FoldFull Manual
Rear Wiper & WasherYesYes
Rear DefoggerYesNo
Auto HeadlampsYesNo
Reverse AssistSensors & CameraSensors
Brake Limited Slip DifferentialYesNo
Manual Locking DifferentialNoYes
Hill Hold & Hill Descent ControlYesNo
TyresHighway-Terrain TyresAll-Terrain Tyres
Steering AdjustmentTilt OnlyTilt & Telescopic
External Air Intake SnorkelNoYes
ESP, Traction ControlYesNo
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Also Read: Maruti Jimny Vs Mahindra Thar: Off-Road Credentials & Tech Compared

Verdict: Both Force Gurkha and the new Maruti Jimny are capable off-roaders. However, Force Gurkha seems more focused on buyers who want a true hardcore offroad SUV. Whereas Maruti Jimny seems more like a lifestyle SUV that can take you to places on weekends but can also be your perfect city car on the weekdays.

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