Updated on 2nd June 2014
Force Motors has announced the start of bookings for the Force One LX 4×4 variant. The Force One LX was announced along with the base EX variant in July 2013 (read update below), but the variant was never officially offered on sale for unknown reasons.
Now Force Motors dealerships across the country will take bookings for the variant, with deliveries starting sometime in June 2014. The LX 4×4 is powered by the BS4-compliant Mercedes-Benz sourced 2.2-litre diese engine which produces 138 BHP @ 3800 RPM and 321 Nm @ 2400 RPM. As the variant name suggests, the LX 4×4 gets an electronic 4WD system and a limited slip differential.
Force One LX 4×4 (6+D) : 13.98 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. 16.33 Lakh on-road Delhi (according to manufacturer website)
The variant is only available with Silver paint option.
Features on the variant include:
- Projector Headlamps with DRLs
- Front and rear fog lamps
- Electrically adjustable ORVMs with indicators
- 2-DIN music system with USB / AUX / Bluetooth
- Steering mounted controls
- Driver seat height adjustment
- Leather seats
- Reverse parking sensors
- Progressive cruise control
- All terrain tyres, 16-inch alloy wheels
Force Motors seems to be launching its vehicles almost a year after they were announced, the same happened with the Force Gurkha recently.
What do you think of the Force One LX? Let us know in the comments section below.
Updated on 29th July 2013
Force Motors has been testing the entry level and top end model their flagship SUV, Force One for a while and finally the two new variants of the Force One SUV have been launched. The two new variants of the Force One SUV include a new entry level variant and a new fully loaded 4×4 variant.
The top end SX and LX variants get the Mercedes-Benz sourced 2.2 litre diesel motor that gives a maximum power of 138 BHP @ 3800 RPM and a peak torque figure of 321 Nm @ 2400 RPM. The SX variant gets ABS and EBD whereas the LX variant adds a 4-wheel-drive system to the package.
The entry level Force One EX gets an engine different from the rest of the lineup. It gets the same 2.6 litre engine that powers the Gurkha SUV. It delivers a maximum power of 80 BHP @ 3,200 RPM and a peak torque of 230 NM @ 2,000 RPM. It gets mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. This model is only BS 3 norms compliant so you would not really find it in most of the major cities in the country.
Here are the details of all the models and their prices (ex-showroom, Delhi):
- Force One EX (6+D) – Rs. 8.99 lakh
- Force One SX (6+D) – Rs. 11.71 lakh
- Force One SX (5+D) – Rs. 11.78 lakh
- Force One LX (6+D) – Rs. 11.99 lakh
- Force One LX (5+D) – Rs. 12.06 lakh
In order to arrive at a lower cost, the Force one sheds the all terrain tyres with alloys and they make way for highway pattern tyres with steel rims. DRLs, indicators on rear view mirrors, rear wiper and defogger, roof rails and rear fog lamps take an exit as well. As you get inside the car, you’ll notice that now it loses the audio system, leather seats, driver seat height adjust, keyless entry, cruise control and reverse parking sensors.
It retains the body coloured bumpers, projector headlamps, AC vents in all the rows and electronically adjustable rear view mirrors. Force One has acres of cabin space but has not been able to do well. The addition of new features on top end variant and foregoing of a lot of them to bring an entry level variant might just be the two things Force Motors needs to make the car a decent seller.
Do the two new variants of the Force One make it more appealing? Do let us know your thought in the comments.