It has internationally been a known case where in a utility vehicle manufacturer forays into a consumer automobile manufacturing segment. Lamborghini made tractors before entering into the sports car segment. And the Indian equivalent of this phenomenon is the Force Motors. They started of making mini buses and the pick-up autos over the years and had a decent run doing the same. However, it’s the need to offer an Indian solution to proper SUVs that stand face to face with the likes of Land Rover that compelled Force Motors to start Force One and we’re glad it did.
Force One was launched in the early 2011 and it received a wide applause for its enormous design that does the job of having a prominent road presence. The powertrain that powers the Force One was licensed from Daimler AG and the surprisingly smooth engine as a whole allows the user to have the time of their life cruising through the busiest of streets.
Launched with three variants with varying off road capabilities, the Force One comes with a 4 cylinder 2.2 FMTechCRDi engine. With an engine capacity of 2149cc, this SUV churns out a peak torque of 321 Nm at 1600 to 2400rpm. It manages to offer a mileage of 11.6 kmpl while it can go as high as 16 kmpl on the highway.
What is more impressive is the interior design. The top of the line leather clad steering wheel and the power steering combined with the refreshing ultrasonic rear parking assist system, the vehicle makes sure interiors are taken care of. This just gets better with the 2-din JVC music system that offers a Bluetooth connectivity, USB and Aux-in ports.
While this SUV does compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari Storme and Tata Aria to name a few, it’ll be interesting to see more cars coming out of the Force Motors stable.