Pune-based Force Motors, who was branded as a commercial vehicle manufacturer made a foray into the passenger car segment with its Force One SUV plans to launch more models in India. Now the company will use the 2012 Auto Expo to showcase the future models which the company plans to add in the next few years.
The company plans to bring two more variants of the Force One SUV at the 2012 Auto Expo. One variant includes the All Wheel drive “One 4×4” variant and the other equipped with ABS. Force One is powered by a 2.2 Litre common rail turbo diesel engine, an upgraded version of the OM 611, which is a Daimler product. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and suspension & Chassis has been tuned by the UK based Lotus.
Force One is the one with an amazing road presence with its imposing personality. If the two variants do carry what we think it would have, then there is going to be some competition in the SUV segment to look forward to. It will be interesting to see who takes the prize this time, the Force one or its closest rival Mahindra XUV500.
The bus will also have two variants, a luxury version which will have a 16-18 seater vehicle apart from a 26 seater vehicle to showcase at the Auto Expo. Firodia said these buses are targeted at inter- and intra-city needs with the luxury bus being a scaled down version of the standard-setting Volvo luxury coaches.
Prasan Firodia, managing director, Force Motors said “We will show a four-wheel drive and a concept luxury weekend getaway versions at the Auto Expo, with the latter having luxurious interiors. We will also show a new 26-seater monocoque bus which will go into regular production by April 2011.”
Apart from this the company is also planning to launch a facelifted variant of the Trax MUV. Force Motors will also show its Hybrid Traveller coach while it plans to offer CNG on its small commercial vehicle, the Trump, the report mentioned.
Also see – Force Traveller to get a minor facelift