Force Motors is a preeminent name in manufacturing Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) and with the advent of its Force One model in 2011; it has had a thriving start in the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment. Force One is a product brought forth by a supremely established and trusted company that has served India with its iconic brands like Matador, Tempo and Traveller range. It is introduced with the steadfast aim of offering the best driving experience at a reasonable cost. The vehicle is ingeniously designed and engineered to provide utmost comfort along with an enchanting experience ensuring the desired efficiency though compromising minimally with the driver’s space. It is an optimal combination of performance, comfort and convenience. Keeping in mind the Indian roads and the frequency of mishaps; the car is positioned with some decisive and crucial safety mechanisms.
Force One renders all quintessential elementary driving and travelling facilities.
The exterior is mesmeric to the extent of creating an everlasting impression. It is characterised not only by exquisite exterior but also by a robustness that is invincible by any available SUV. The structure is so designed to offer maximum cost benefit complemented with its dazzling speed and safety features. There are sheet metal wheel rims in the EX variant while the LX and SX variants hosts alloy wheels. Door handles and bumpers i.e. both front and rear are body-coloured imparting grace and style to the SUV.
DRLs in addition to the projector headlamps, in LX and SX variants; fog lamps in both front and rear and side indicators along-with the mirrors; elevates its elegance and convenience while the EX model is equipped only with the projector headlights, front fog lamps and sumptuously glimmers with just the electrically adjusted mirrors . All the three variants come with 70 litres capacity fuel tank. Style is at its immaculate best in both LX and SX variants with roof rails/ ski rack, stylish hub cap, rear defroster and rear wind screen wiper with rear washers.
Interior & Features
It has been manufactured keeping in mind all modernistic facilities that one may require while travelling. Seating arrangement has been made more spacious and pleasant with a capacity of 6+D seats though the SX variant comes with 5+ D seating styles. Third row seats can be reclined and double folded for better convenience. SX and LX variants even offer the feature to adjust driver seat’s height as per one’s need and comfort.
It comes equipped with mobile charger and the cigarette lighter in front row and 12V power sockets in both first and second row. Upholstery comes in leather in LX variant while is of fabric in other two. The SX and LX models is embellished with wooden finish interiors for elegant and sophisticated look; and arebacked byall major modernistic infotainment facilities along-with audio systems, steering mounted switches, Bluetooth connectivity and illumination control.
For the best and smooth driving experience Force One EX comes with 4-cylinder, direct injection engine while the SX and LX variants comprise of 4-cylinder, 16 valve, DOHC, Turbo Charged Intercooler common rail engine. The former churns out a maximum power of 80 bhp while the latter pumps out 138 bhp with torque output measuring at 230 Nm and 321 Nm, respectively. The SX and LX variants have Synchromesh with a dual mass fly wheel type transmission system.
The 2650 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 12 kmpl in city and 14 kmpl on highways.
Performance and Handling
The SX and LX variants have high power dynamic engines propelling the vehicle up to a top speed of 160 kmph. Sense of swiftness prevails while driving due to smooth transmission from top speed to braking and/or vice-versa.
The competition for Force One is too subtle with a considerable tussle from Renault Duster. However, when financial inputs are raised, Mahindra XUV 500 enters the competition too. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Force One are Chevrolet Enjoy, Maruti Suzuki S Cross and Renault Duster.