Motors has won the prestigious order for the supply of 49 all-new Gurkha to the
Kerala state police department against stiff competition from established
players. The ceremonial key was handed over to Manoj Abraham- Additional
Director General of Police in the presence of senior state Police officials in
Tiruvananthapuram on February 11, 2022.
Gurkha police vehicles will be deployed for border patrolling and to safeguard
the state from illicit activities. Force Motors has developed Gurkha police
vans as per exacting standard set by the police department, with the assurance
of speed and stability on challenging terrains. The vehicles are equipped with
the proven, rugged and reliable aggregates like engines and transmissions from
the Force Motors’ stable.
police vehicles are equipped with high-intensity rooftop flashing lights,
siren, and emblem of Kerala State Police department with seating modified as
per their requirement. Under the hood, the Gurkha has 2.6 litre 91bhp Mercedes
derived common rail, direct injection, turbocharged diesel engine. The all-new
Gurkha has a new wider and longer body, full new interiors, a new crash
compliant, high strength C-in-C chassis, new coil spring suspension on all four
5-speed Mercedes G-28 transmission with cable shift and the hydraulically
activated clutch with booster ensure effortless gear changes. It also offers
best in class manoeuvrability with the shortest turning circle radius of just
all-new Gurkha offers the highest driving position and best in class all round
visibility with maximum window glass area. Gurkha continues to be the most
capable off-roader in its class with the air intake snorkel and manually
operated, positive locking, mechanical differential locks on all four wheels.
on the occasion, N Sankar, Head – Gurkha Sales, Force Motors noted, “We are
very happy that the Kerala State Police Department has reposed trust in the
Gurkha. This is a small but significant step in creating indigenous specialist
vehicles for the Police force.”
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