Force Motors will showcase two new variants of the Force One SUV: a four-wheel-drive variant and a concept luxury weekend getaway at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. In the commercial segment, the company is also planning to launch a minibus with 26 seats on the standard version and 10 -18 seats on the luxury version.
The Force One 4×4 will likely have 4×4 badges at the tailgate. Otherwise, visually the rest of the exteriors will be same as the 4×2 version. The 4×4 version can be expected to offer better performance than the 4×2 version.
The Force One 4×4 will be powered by the same by 2.2 litre common rail diesel engine that puts out 139 bhp of power and 321 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to 5-speed manual transmission. The mileage for the Force One 4×4 will likely be around 11 kmpl.
The Force One 4×4 will have ABS along with other safety features such as remote key entry, driver Seatbelt warning, door open warning and display, rear windscreen wiper with washer, front demister, central locking and over speed warning. The 4×4 version will be offered in only one variant and is expected to be priced at Rs. 12.5 lakh.
Earlier, there were expectations that Force would launch a passenger van for both private and fleet operators but it seems that the company is focusing on widening Force One as a brand. In August 2011, the company launched the Force One 4×2 variant at an attractive price of Rs. 10.65 lakh. But, the Mahindra XUV500 with far more features was launched at aggressive starting price of Rs. 10.88 lakh which is now a big threat to the Force One SUV. Will the upcoming Force One 4×4 variant be able to face the heat of XUV 500 4X4?