Final 12 months, the Drive Gurkha went on sale in India as a true-blue three-door off-roader. However the mannequin has been noticed in several iterations with a number of take a look at mules doing rounds. It now appears certainly one of these variations will make its approach to the Indonesian market however not because the Drive Gurkha however because the Ksatria SUV. Actually, the Ksatria has been showcased in two guises, a double-cabin pick-up model, in addition to a 5-door model of the Gurkha, and has been constructed for navy utility. The Ksatria was showcased on the Indo Protection Expo & Discussion board 2022 by particularly Republik Motor, a subsidiary of Republikorp.
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The Ksatria has been designed for navy functions
The Ksatria basically shares the identical underpinnings because the India-spec Drive Gurkha. It does get an extended wheelbase with an additional set of doorways and a flatbed. The model on show comes with missile launchers on the again. Energy, in the meantime, comes from the Mercedes-Benz constructed OM616 engine which additionally powers the Gurkha off-roader.
With respect to styling, the Ksatria seems to be equivalent to the Gurkha albeit with the revised identify on the grille. It additionally seems to be nice within the navy inexperienced paint scheme. It does get LED taillights and a canopy for the spare wheel as main visible variations. The cabin stays equivalent as properly with dual-tone black and beige colors, together with extra premium seats. Apparently, the double-cab Ksatria is a six-seater with captain chairs within the second row and a bench within the third. The ceiling-mounted AC vents have been carried over.
The cabin has been carried from the Gurkha however will get a dual-tone beige and black remedy
Drawing energy from the two.6-litre diesel engine, the Ksatria makes do with about 90 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is more likely to come paired with the identical 5-speed handbook gearbox, together with four-wheel drive with low vary and mechanically locking entrance and rear differentials.
There is no phrase on when the Drive Gurkha pick-up might be launched in India. It is doubtless that the mannequin is particularly constructed for navy functions. That stated, a five-door model of the Gurkha is alleged to be on the playing cards. And if there’s the fitting demand, the corporate might think about a pick-up model too. If launched, the Gurkha pick-up could be considerably extra reasonably priced when in comparison with premium life-style pick-ups just like the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and the Toyota Hilux.