Keeping its promise of a July launch, Pune based Force Motors has launched new variants of the Force One SUV without much ado. One of them is a base variant, while the other two include a 4X4 Variant with ABS & EBD.
MotorBash readers were the first ones to check out the conclusive 4×4 badged Force One Mule back in September last year. We were the first ones to share with all our readers the naming convention ‘EX’ of the base variant. Now moving on lets talk about what is on offer:
Force One is now available in three variants. Here they are :-
- Force One EX (Executive) – It is the base, no-frills variant
- Force One LX (Luxury) – It is a 4X4 Variant, equipped with ABS and EBD.
- Force One SX (Superior) – This is actually the one that was launched in 2011, but now comes equipped with ABS.
Force One offers two engine options. The SX and LX variants are powered by a 2.2-litre, common rail diesel engine which produces 141 PS of power at 3800 RPM and 321 Nm of torque between 1600-2400 RPM. The base Force One EX, on the other hand, uses the Gurkha’s 2650cc turbo diesel engine which produces 82PS of power at 3200 RPM and 230 Nm of torque between 1800-2000 RPM. Both the motors are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, which are completely different units. The base variant of the Force One is targeted at mofussil-based customers as it is only BS-III compliant.
After facing heightened competition, the Force One has been priced aggressively. Quite a few features have been shown the door for the base EX variant. Here’s the details:
- The tyres are highway pattern ones instead of all terrain ones with steel rims instead of alloys.
- Day-time running lights, indicators on rear view mirrors, roof rails, hub caps, rear wiper/washer/defogger and rear fog lamps have been shed.
- The austerity drive continues in the interiors as well.Audio system, steering mounted controls, driver seat height adjust, leather seats, remote keyless entry, reverse parking sensors, cruise control, radio antenna, service due warning have all been removed.
- The base variant does have body coloured bumpers, projector headlights, multi-information display, electrically adjustable rear-view mirrors and AC vents in all three rows.
In addition to the three variants, there are some sub-variants. Here are the prices of all Force One variants which you can buy:
2013 Force One Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Force One EX (6+D) – Rs. 8.99 lakhs
- Force One SX (5+D) – Rs. 11.78 lakhs
- Force One SX (6+D) – Rs. 11.71 lakhs
- Force One SX (5+D) – Rs. 12.06 lakhs
- Force One SX (6+D) – Rs. 11.99 lakhs
All this information has been updated at the official site and the price of the LX version hasn’t been announced as of yet. Keep tuned for that. We are also awaiting an official communication from the company.