That's exactly what it is for the first personal passenger vehicle offering from Force Motors. But will this Force be the One to be reckoned with? ZigWheels takes you behind the wheels for the answer
After teasing us with some really enticing pictures of the Force One and then having spotted the Force One under testing in the Himalayas, it is finally here. ZigWheels took the first passenger car product from the Force Motors portfolio for a spin even before its launch though and first impressions seem commendable!
An affordable and butch Force One SUV retails in the Indian market in the price range of Rs 9.59-14.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The styling of Force One is masculine and its generous dimensions put it into the league of high-end SUVs like Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. Force One is available in both 6- and 7-seat configuration and although interiors don’t boast best-in- class quality, they are good enough to justify their price tag. Under the high set bonnet, the Force One comes powered by a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine pushing out 139 bhp along with 321 Nm of max torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The drive layout uses arear-wheel architecture with acclaimed 16 kmpl mileage and a top speed of 160 kmph. In the Indian market, the Force One SUV is pitted against the likes of Mahindra Scorpio and XUV 5OO, Tata Hexa, Jeep Compass, and Hyundai Creta among others.
Space, Practicality, Power, Price
Dated looks, Fit and finish
The Force One is a decent offering that is great for long distance drives, however, it has some niggling problems
The 4x4 Force One gets electronic shift on the fly 4WD system and will only be available on the top-end model
Entry-level EX model at a price of Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) will now give Force One buyers a more cost effective variant to pick from, and a top-end LX variant with a shift-on-the fly 4WD system is now also on the cards
Force will be re-launching its highly sucessful Gurkha to take on Mahindra's Thar
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