One SX 6 Seating Review
The rugged Force One SUV, the first ever sports utility vehicle from the Indian auto maker Force Motors has been launched in the country. The Indian SUV segment is perhaps one of the most competitive place where the likes of Tata Motors and Mahindra are leading. Now by launching the Force One SUV in India, Force Motors has stirred the competition in this segment. Currently, the Force One SUV model series is available in several variants with a diesel engine as standard. The Force One SX 6 Seating trim is the mid range version available in the segment and it is blessed with a 2.2-litre FMTECH diesel engine, which is designed with an advanced technology. The company obtained the license from Daimler AG for the use of technology in designing this powerful 2.2-litre FMTECH engine. This first SUV from Force Motors is not just the most powerful but also the most luxurious utility vehicles you can purchase. This mid range trim in the Force One lineup has been priced at Rs. 11.78 lakh (ex showroom price, New Delhi). What really impressive about this SUV is its build quality, lavish interiors and its fuel efficiency. This homegrown auto major will look to make its mark in the Indian SUV segment with this high performance vehicle.
This Force One SUV series is undoubtedly one of the best looking utility vehicles available in the series. It has got the design elements of the Mercedes GL class SUV, which makes it look muscular and sporty. The front facade of this SUV is blessed with a large chrome radiator grille with two horizontal chrome plate slats fitted in the middle. The company logo has been fitted in between these two chrome slats adding style and elegance. The headlight cluster has been equipped with projector head lamps along with LED daylight running lamps. There is a sporty bumper fitted at the bottom of the front fascia, which incorporates air dam, air ducts and fog lights . The side profile of this SUV is dominated by 16 inch stylish alloy wheels, which are covered with all terrain radial tubeless tyres. Furthermore, the side profile is incorporated with body colored door handles and external rear view mirrors. The side step will provide assistance, while stepping inside this SUV. The wheel arch moldings on the side profile adds a lot of sporty cues to this vehicle. When it comes to the rear, this SUV is offered with stylish tail lamp cluster incorporating rear fog lamps and turn indicators. Furthermore, the bottom of the rear end is fitted with a sporty design bumper garnished in body color.
The interior cabin section of this Force One SX 6 Seating trim is blessed with wonderful seating arrangement. This SUV is offered with 2+2+2 seating format, which are further covered in premium leather upholstery. These seats are wide and well cushioned that promises top level comforts to the passengers. The company showed up an uncompromising approach towards the comforts inside this Force One SUV. This SUV comes with dual AC vents for all three rows that distributes cool air for all the passengers. Their is a 12V power socket in the first and second row for charging mobile. The interior color scheme of this SUV comes in beige that adds plush and elegances to the interior cabin section. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather upholstery, while the control switches mounted on top of it will enhances the convenience. The dashboard is designed beautifully with wooden finish on the central console. The company also offered some of the features inside this SUV that include with stylish instrumental cluster sophisticated 2-Din audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioner and several other advanced features.
Engine and Performance:
Force Motors has incorporated this premium sports utility vehicle with 2.2-litre FMTECH diesel engine, which is designed with advanced technology licensed from Daimler AG. This engine produces tremendous power and delivers top rated performance of its class. This 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, FMTECH petrol engine has got the ability to displace 2149cc, which indeed allows it to produce a maximum 139.1bhp at 3800rpm and 321Nm of maximum torque output at 1600 to 2400rpm. This engine is skillfully mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that distributes the power to the front wheels. This SUV has the ability to produce 14.0 Kmpl (with in the city) to 17 Kmpl (on the highway) of mileage, which is quite remarkable. There is a massive fuel tank that can store 70 litres of fuel, which makes the long distance travel hassle free.
Braking and Handling:
This Force One SUV comes with a disc and drum braking combination, which ensures effective braking on all conditions. The front wheels have been fitted with the disc brakes and the rear wheels are assembled with highly reliable drum brakes that offers stress free driving experience. On the other hand, its power assisted steering system is very responsive that works most efficiently in sharp curves. On the other hand, its superior suspension system ensure this SUV's agility on drive comforts.
Force Motors has incorporated some of the most sophisticated safety functions to this SUV. This Force One SX 6 Seating trim has been bestowed with the safety functions including key less entry, driver seat belt warning, reverse parking sensor, door open warning and display, brake pad wear indicator, central locking , over speed warning and several other functions. Also, this SUV comes with the features like collapsible steering, high quality all terrain tubeless tyres, and fog lamps that takes the safety features to the next level.
As far as the comforts and conveniences are concerned, the Force One SX 6 Seating trim has been offered with some of the mind blowing aspects. These aspects include air conditioning system with dual AC vents for all three rows, power steering with steer mounted audio controls, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, driver seat belt warning, progressive cruise control, puddle lamp on each door, multi-information display, mobile charger for second row, coolant level indicator, service overdue warning and lots of others.
Pros: Luxurious interiors and features, engine performance is incredible.
Cons: Handling is a bit difficult in traffic, price can be competitive.
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