Force Motors, the manufacturer of large commercial vehicles in India has ventured in to the SUV segment with its Force One SUV. This is one of the most powerful and high performance SUVs available in the automobile markets. Force Motors procured the advanced technology from Daimler AG for designing the 2.2-litre FMTECH diesel engine, which is under the hood of Force One SUV. This SUV is made available with just diesel engine as standard and Force One SX ABS 7 seating trim is the mid range version comes in its series. The company introduced this premium SUV at a very competitive price of Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex showroom price New Delhi). This SUV comes with few other most sophisticated safety and security functions like anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. As far as the comforts and conveniences are concerned, This SUV comes with a lavish interior space with wide and well cushioned seats that offers top level comforts. This SUV is placed in the premium sports utility vehicle segment where it will lock horns with Mahindra XUV500, Tata Safari Storme among others. Force One SUV is associated with several advantages along with few drawbacks as well. On the whole, it is worth buying this SUV as it has got everything that promises joyful driving experience.
What really impressive about the Force One SUV is its macho and muscular body structure. The body panel of this SUV has got the design elements extracted from Mercedes GL Class, which makes it bigger and extremely spacious. It comes with a total length of about 4860mm, with a width of about 1780mm and with a height of about 1885mm. This makes it extremely large compared to other SUVs of its class. The front fascia gets a chrome radiator grille with two slats on it. These two slats accommodates the prominent company logo in between them. The headlight cluster has been incorporated with projector type head lamps along with day time LED lamps and turn indicators, which adds elegance and style to the front facade. At the bottom, you can find a body colored bumper with protective cladding fitted under it. When you take a look at the side profile, the wheel arch moldings and alloy wheels fitted with all terrain tyres brings a muscular and rugged look. Furthermore, the side profile gets a side-step, body colored rear view mirrors, and door handles. The rear end of this SUV has been offered with large taillight cluster, body colored bumper, a large windshield with wiper and so on.
This Force One SX ABS 7 Seating trim has been bestowed with plush interior cabin with beige color scheme. All the three rows of this SUV has been offered with dual AC vents for enhanced luxury with pleasant feel inside. The seats are covered with premium leather upholstery, while the steering wheel and gear shift knob have also been wrapped in leather. The steering wheel houses multiple audio functions and call receive buttons on it. The central console in the first row has got a wooden finish, which further hosts several control switches, music system and more. There is a mobile charger in the second row along with arm rest for enhanced conveniences. This SUV can host seating for about seven passengers by offering several number of comfort features inside. The most sophisticated 2-DIN audio system fitted on to the central console of dashboard ensures high quality entertainment on the go. The driver seat in the front row comes with three way adjustable system with sliding reclining and height adjustment. You can also move your windows up or down with a touch of a button.
Engine and Performance:
As said earlier, this Force One SUV has been blessed with one of the most powerful diesel engine. This motor releases a commanding power along with the combination of mammoth torque power output. This 2.2-litre FMTECH, Common Rail Direct Injection engine is made under the license from Daimler AG, Germany. This is a 4-valve, 16-cylinder, DOHC based turbocharged inter-cooled diesel engine has the ability to displace at 2149cc, which can release a maximum 139bhp at 3800rpm and yields 321Nm of torque at 1600 to 2400rpm. This advanced engine is further mated to a five speed manual transmission gearbox that distributes the power to the front wheels and returns great mileage. According to the company, this SUV has the ability to return a maximum 17 Kmpl, which is quite impressive.
Braking and Handling:
This variant in the Force One SUV model line up has been fitted with a proficient disc and drum brakes. The front wheels have fitted with disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been equipped with drum brakes. This disc and drum braking combination is further enhanced by ABS along with EBD braking mechanism. On the other side, this SUV has been offered with sturdy suspension system. Its front axle has been bestowed with an independent double wishbone type of suspension with coil springs, which further incorporates anti roll bars with gas charged telescopic shock absorbers. While the rear axle has been fitted with multi-link coil spring type of suspension with anti roll bar with gas charged shock absorbers.
The safety and security features offered with this SUV are top class and offers protection for passengers and to the SUV as well. Some of those safety functions include the most advanced anti lock braking system with EBD, collapsible steering, remote key access, reverse parking, driver seat belt warning, brake pad wear indicator , door open warning & display, over speed warning and central locking system.
The Comforts and conveniences inside this Force One SX ABS 7 Seating trim are lavish with extreme cabin space inside. The occupants will get to experience the lavish luxury inside this SUV. This SUV has been bestowed with the comfort features like air conditioner with AC vents on all three rows, 2-DIN music system with AUX-In, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, progressive cruise control system , 12V power socket, coolant level indicator, service overdue warning, leather seating and several other exciting features.
Pros: Cabin space is very good, muscular and sporty appearance.
Cons: Comfort features need to improve, handling is not so easy.