Friday, August 19, 2011

Force Motors launches Force One SUV at 10.65 lakhs


 Force  Motors has launched the Force One SUV today. The first sports utility vehicle from Force Motors is priced at 10.65 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The new SUV was unveiled by none other than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.  The Force One is based on the Guandong Foday Explorer III which is sold in China. In fact, it is the very same vehicle that Force Motors will manufacture  in the country with minor tweaks to make it suitable under Indian conditions.

The high riding SUV will be available in six as well as seven seat configuration. Under the rugged body is a 2.2 litre common-rail turbo diesel engine which Force Motors has licensed from Daimler. Code named the OM611, the diesel engine puts out 141 PS @ 3800 rpm, and 321 torques @ 1600 rpm coupled to a 5 forward-1 reverse transmission. Force has launched the two-wheel drive variant to start with as the 4×4 version of the Force One is slated for 2013.

Force Motors has roped-in renowned British sports car maker, Lotus  for the development of the SUV. The suspension of the Force One was developed by Lotus, the makers of the Exige, which is regarded as one of the best handling sports cars around. The SUV has also undergone intense testing in UK as well as under the most inhospitable conditions of Leh in India. Force One does lack even the basic safety features like airbags and ABS which is a surprise considering its price.

2.2 FMTech 140Bhp@3800rpm 321Nm@ 1600 RPM
235/70/R 16 Alloy
Wheel Base : 3025
Overall Length : 4860
Overall Width: 1780
Overall height : 1885
Gross Weight: 2510
Over hang :835
Front Wheel Track: 1480
RearWheel Track : 1485
Engine Warranty : 3 Year / 100000 kms
Gear Ratio : 1st:5.053 2nd:2.601 3rd :1.521 4th: 1.000 5th:0.784 Reverse: 0.756
Suspension: Front: Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Springs with Anti Roll Bar with Gas Charged with telescopic Shock Absorber Back: Multilink with coil spring with anti roll bar with Gas With Telescopic Shock Absorber.

ABS will be available on the 4×4 version which will debut later. The SUV will be available from 1st of September at the 18 Force Motors dealerships across India. But for now, the company is targeting the north, west and south zone of the country only. The automaker hopes to sell 4000 units of the vehicle in its debut year. Also, the company has invested 150 Crore for the development and manufacturing of the SUV in the country. Along with, Force One, the car maker also plans to debut a luxury MPV next year.
  1. Power Steering, Tiltable  Steering, Central Lock, Power Windows & Rear Spoiler.
  2. Project Head lamps with day night adjustments
  3. Wooden finish panels
  4. A/C vents in all three rows
  5. 2 DIN Audio system with USB, Aux audio & Bluetooth controls on steering wheels with 4 speakers
  6. Cruise controls easily adjustable on steering wheel
  7. Keyless entry
  8. Reverse sensor
  9. Rear defogger
  10. Socket available in Front & 2nd row to charge the gadgets
  11. 16 Point multi information system
  12. Illumination control
  13. Tachometer, Odometer, Glove box, Sun Visor, Front fog lamps, Door warnings in 3 models etc.,
Source: Force Motors launches Force One SUV at Rs 10.65 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

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