Force Gurkha-based Spartan 2.0 Electric Off-Road SUV Unveiled With 241Km Range

Czech startup MW Motors has launched Spartan 2.0, an electric off-road SUV based on the famous Force Gurkha

Czech startup MW Motors has introduced the Spartan 2.0, an all-electric off-road SUV based on the Force Gurkha. This electric vehicle (EV) is exclusively designed for European markets, focusing on the demands of farmers, forestry workers, off-road enthusiasts, and mining companies. The Spartan 2.0 is designed for business usage and hence prioritizes usability and performance.

As can be expected from a vehicle of its kind, the Spartan 2.0 has a robust look similar to the Gurkha, with circular LED headlights, DRLs, and a closed-off grille imprinted with the MW emblem. Cosmetic changes include the removal of the snorkel, as the EV does not need air intake. The interior largely follows the Gurkha’s dashboard layout, maintaining AC vents, knobs, and switches. Notable changes include a completely digital instrument cluster and a 1719-litre luggage capacity accomplished by removing the rear seats and adding a mesh grille.

The Spartan 2.0 has LED lighting, a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, power windows, a tilt, and telescopic steering wheel, a tire pressure monitoring system, hill descent control, and vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology.

Under the hood, the EV is powered by a 61kWh battery pack and a single electric motor that produces 177PS of power and 1075Nm of torque. The 4×4 capabilities, including front and rear differentials, provide off-road proficiency, and the range is 241 km. Charging the battery from 20 to 80 per cent takes 5.5 hours with a 7kW charger, but the Spartan 2.0 enables 90 kW fast charging, allowing for a speedy charge in 36 minutes.