When Force One, one of the most anticipated SUVs was launched and that too at an aggressive price point, it had one thing missing - a 4x4 version. At the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, the Force One 4x4 version stole the show at the Force Motors stall along with the world's largest monocoque van, the Traveller-26 and the Traveller Hybrid
Force Motors' entry in the passenger vehicle segment with the Force One has opened new windows for the company. The two-wheel drive version that was in launched mid-2011, had cut the slack for Force Motors. However, a four wheel drive version was dearly needed. At the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, Force also unveiled a four-wheel drive version of the SUV. The engine will be the same 2.2-litre Daimler mill that does duty in the existing two-wheel drive variant. The expected launch time of the 4x4 Force One is mid-2012.
Force Motors also showcased the Traveller-26 which, when launched, will be the world’s largest monocoque van. A hybrid version of the Traveller is also on the cards, though there is no word on when it will be launched. The vehicles have been developed in-house with claims of car-like ride and NVH levels, added safety features, best in class fuel economy and BSIV compliance. There was also a more premium Traveller Luxury van on display.
Also on show were the CNG versions of the Traveller and Trump which are best fit for urban areas where CNG infrastructure is limited. These aside, Force Motors also displayed the 223 PS MAN Airobus, a 45 seater Inter-City air-conditioned coach. The BSIII compliant coach is mated to a six-speed gearbox and would be available in the commercial market soon.