Force Motors is one of the recent additions to the SUV segment, when it launched their formidable SUV, Force One in the Indian car market. This incredible SUV was first launched year 2011 and since then have been doing brisk business for the company. There are a couple of options in the model lineup and one of these is the Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim. This trim has been equipped with some interesting and very practical comfort features along with some vital and very important safety aspects as well. The company has fitted this Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim with a power packed 2.2-litre FMTECH, turbo intercooled diesel mill, which has four in-line cylinders and 16-valves as well. This engine is mated with a G32/5, synchromesh 5-forward and 1-reverse manual transmission gear box with efficient gear shifts. Some impressive features included in this SUV include a stylish wood finish panel, signature scuff plates with FORCE embossed on them, leather wrap steering wheel, a stylish gear knob with chrome bezel and leather covering and many more such exciting features. This SUV also has many safety features such as a door open warning notification, reverse parking sensor for simplified parking, brake pad wear indicator and many more such aspects. The company is offering this magnificent SUV, Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim in a few vibrant and lively exterior paint options. The list includes a sparkling Intense White finish, a magnificent Bold Black finish, a flamboyant Fierce Red option along with a subtle Emphatic Grey finish and a vivacious Robust Blue metallic finish option.
The exteriors of this massive Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim are bold and aggressive. The frontage has a full chrome radiator grille with embossing. This grille is flanked by a headlight cluster, which have been fitted with projector head lamps along with day time running LED as well. The front body colored bumper has a wide airdam and is surrounded by a pair of bright fog lamps. The side profile has body colored external rear view mirrors and door handles along with pronounced wheel arches, which have been fitted with a modish set of 16 inch light alloy wheels that are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 235/70 R16. Then there are aluminum based side stepper and the rear end gets a chrome plated twin exhaust. The tail gate gets a spoiler that has a stop lamp, while the rear wind screen gets a wiper and washer as well.
The Overall dimensions of this SUV are quite spacious and can accomodate 6 occupants in it. The total length of this SUV is 4860mm along with an overall width of 1780mm. This SUV has a total height of 1885mm and a roomy wheelbase of 3025mm along with a ground clearance of 205mm and a turning radius of 6 meters. This Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim also has a fuel tank, which can store 70 litres of fuel in it.
The insides of this massive SUV are done up with elegance and have many luxuriant features in it. The interiors have wood finish panel, then the seating arrangement is comfortable with plush seats. These seats give ample leg room along with shoulder and head space to all the occupants. The power steering wheel, gear knob and also the hand brake lever area are all covered with good quality leather covering. The instrument cluster is radiant and has quite a number of warning and notification lamps apart from the standard dials such as a speedometer, tachomenter and other things. There are several storage spaces in this massive SUV, which helps to keep a lot of important things at hand for the passengers. Apart from all these features, this SUV also has a sunglass holder, a cigarette lighter, three 12V power sockets for added comfort, all three seating rows air conditioning with ventilation, independent AC control for the front and second rows, grab handles for all three rows, magazine pouch, puddle lamp, illumination control for instrument cluster, rear defogger, an embedded radio antenna, sunvisors with vanity mirrors and many more such features.
Engine and Performance:
The company has fitted this Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim with a performance packed, turbo intercooled, 2.2-litre diesel engine. This commanding motor has the ability to displace 2149cc and is fitted with 4-cylinders, which have 16-valves and has been equipped with a common rail direct injection based fuel supply system. This influential diesel mill can generate 139bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a peak torque of 321Nm at 160rpm, which is quite good. This diesel engine has been skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box and is compliant with all the emission norms of BS-IV as well. This performance packed diesel mill has the ability to attain a top speed of 189 Kmph, while the company claims that this SUV can generate a healthy mileage in the range of 14 to 17 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. The fross weight of this Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim is said to be about 2510 Kgs, which is quite colossal.
Braking and Handling:
The Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim has been fitted with a sturdy suspension mechanism along with a proficient braking system as well. The front axle of this SUV is fitted with an independent double wishbone type of a mechanism with coil springs, which have a anti roll bar with gas charged telescopic shock absorbers. While, the rear axle gets a multilink coil spring based mechanism with a similar anti roll bar with gas charged shock absorbers. On the other hand, the front and rear wheels of this SUV are equipped with efficient disc brakes, which ensure timely braking and keeps this gigantic vechicle under proper control of the driver.
The list includes a progressive cruise control function, all power window, reverse parking sensor for simplified parking, flat blade wiper for enhanced cleaning, a multi information display that updates the driver with varied things such as outside temp display, distance to empty, instant fuel economy, average fuel economy, averange speed, drive time, distance travelled, low fuel indicator warning lamp, service overdue reminder, brake pad wear indicator, gear information, coolant level indicator, remote fuel lid opener, a rust free plastic fuel tank, protection guard for fuel tank, a head lamp levelling switch and many more such impressive functions, which makes the drive a memorable experience.
The company has fitted this Force One 4X2 6 Seating trim with quite a few protective fetures, which will certainly ensure the safety of the passengers as well as the powerful vehicle. The list of these aspects comprise of a remote key entry with central locking, driver seat belt warning lamp, a door open warning notification, reverse parking sensor for simplified parking, brake pad wear indicator and an overspeed warning buzzer as well. All these protective functions further enhance the safety quotient of this powerful SUV and makes sure that all the occupants along with the vehicle are safe and secure.
Pros: Bold and stylish exteriors, spacious and loaded interiors with advanced features, a powerful engine with good acceleration.
Cons: Mileage can be increased, engine noise and vibration can be decreased, price can be competitive.