The Mahindra Bolero and the Toyota Innova are also patrol vehicles in the Kerala police fleet.
The Kerala state police department has added 49 Force Gurkha SUVs to its fleet, which have been specially customised to meet the department’s needs, according to the manufacturer, and will be used for border patrolling, among other things.
- 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
What’s the difference between a force Gurkha and a Kerala police force Gurkha?
The Gurkha police vehicles, which are all black, are equipped with high-intensity rooftop flashing lights, a siren, and a state police department emblem. The SUVs have blacked-out steel rims and a customised seating arrangement based on the needs.
This Gurkha, like the civilian version, is powered by a 2.6-litre Mercedes-sourced diesel engine that produces 91 horsepower and 250 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The police department should benefit from the four-wheel drive system with manual locking differentials.
Gurkha with five doors is in the works
Force Motors is also developing a five-door version of the Gurkha SUV that will be based on a stretched version of the Gurkha’s C in C ladder-frame platform and will compete with Mahindra’s upcoming five-door Thar. You can learn more about it by clicking here.