Force One


4.0/5 7 reviews

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Diesel Variants

Force One 2.2 SX - 6 seater
2149 cc Diesel, 11.6 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 11,78,059
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Force One 2.2 SX - 7 seater
2149 cc Diesel, 11.6 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 11,70,482
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Force One 2.6 EX - 7 seater
2650 cc Diesel, 11.6 kmpl |
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Force One 2.2 SX ABS - 7 seater
2149 cc Diesel, 11.6 kmpl |
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Force One Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Force One

 Force motors launched the Force One at the end of 2011. Looks wise, the One has traditional SUV lines in the way it looks. No flashy paint job or chic design angles – pure SUV DNA which it has picked up from a popular Chinese SUV, the Guangdong Foday Explorer III. Force Motors imports the body from China though everything else is made and assembled right here in India. 

 
The Force One isn’t a very striking or modern looking SUV. But then, there are always those prospective customers who want a no-nonsense masculine looking big vehicle and the One fits this bill perfectly well. The front end is dominated by day time running LEDs and loads of chrome. Side profile is dominated by the flared wheel arches and those lovely chunky all-terrain tyres in 235/70 R16 size. At the rear, you do notice the twin exhaust pipes, huge roof mounted spoiler and big tail lamps.
 
Inside even with 6 footers sitting up front, three adults of similar size can easily sit in the 2nd row. The 3rd row is one of the best we have seen in the business as far as space goes. 
What however lets the experience slightly down for a Rs 11 lakh SUV is that fact that quality is plastics and design of the fascia is simply not upto the mark in this category. Features are pretty impressive with inclusions like a comprehensive driver information display system, Bluetooth connectivity for the audio system, multiple steering mounted control including that for the cruise control system, reverse park aid (no display), air con vents for all the seats, projector headlamps 
 
Engine wise, the 2.2-litre diesel engine is made in India and is of the common-rail variety, meeting BS-IV norms as well. At 141PS of power and 321Nm of torque, the Force One does respond and behave in a very pleasing manner. Turbo lag is well controlled and this is one of the beauties of the engine. Tap the accelerator pedal at low end speeds and the SUV gathers pace easily. Outright punch is good and it takes around 17 second for the Force One to hit the ton mark from a standstill. 
On the highways, it keeps an indicated 120-125km/h very easily with loads of power in reserve. Expect around 11 kmpl.
 
Another feature in the Force One’s cap is the suspension. Force isn’t offering the One in the 4x4 configuration right now and yet, with the help of the all-terrain tyres, we were able to take the One places.In city traffic, the suspension does a good job as well. Ofcourse you can’t and shouldn’t expect agility of a small car from this big beast, but the light steering does make things easy for you. It does not have ABS, Airbags though.
 
The One is priced at Rs 11 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi at at that price it is a good alternative to the Mahindra XUV and Renault Duster. For a detailed analysis of the car read below.

 

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Force One Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Presence, large size
  • Good performance
  • Good ride quality
  • Lots of space on the inside
  • Easy to drive despite size

Cons

  • Sloppy handling
  • Not as feature packed as rivals
  • Small dealer network
  • Dated exterior design

Force One Exteriors

What are SUVs meant to look like? Big, burly, macho and towering? The Force One justifies all these adjectives in addition to massaging your ego on the road with utter ease. The One has traditional SUV lines in the way it looks. No flashy paint job or chic design angles – pure SUV DNA which it has picked up from a popular Chinese SUV, the Guangdong Foday Explorer III. Force Motors imports the body from China though everything else is made and assembled right here in India.
Dimension wise, the Force One is 4860mm long, 1780mm wide and 1885mm high. These figures make it longer than the Tata Aria and the Toyota Fortuner, though it loses out on width even to the Ford Endeavour. Height wise, it is the highest of the three vehicles here and the sames goes for the wheelbase which at 3025mm is 165mm longer than the Endeavour, 275mm longer than the Fortuner and 175mm more than the Aria.
As stated earlier, the Force One isn’t a very striking or modern looking SUV. But then, there are always those prospective customers who want a no-nonsense masculine looking big vehicle and the One fits this bill perfectly well. The front end is dominated by day time running LEDs and loads of chrome. Side profile is dominated by the flared wheel arches and those lovely chunky all-terrain tyres in 235/70 R16 size. At the rear, you do notice the twin exhaust pipes, huge roof mounted spoiler and big tail lamps. The overall effect, combined with the massive size, does work wonders and people take note of the vehicle easily on the roads.
 


What we like

 Looks tough and has lots of presence


What we don't like

 Lacks quality

 
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Force One Alloy Wheels

Force One Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Force One

Tata Aria 2010 - 2014

Mahindra XUV500
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Size, Presence
  • Clean looks
  • Handsome looks
  • Good build quality
  • Fantastic looks
  • Build quality
What we don't like
  • Boxy looking
  • Quality not class best
  • Lacks SUV styling
  • Quality not class best
  • Quality not class best
  • Over styled
Gallery link View Force One Photo View Tata Aria 2010 - 2014 Photo View Mahindra XUV500 Photo

Force One Front design

Force One has a bold full chrome radiator grill with embossing the Force logo on it. The front has a boxy design and looks like a typical SUV.

Force One Rear design

The rear design is a bit out of sync with curve profile. It doesn’t gels well with the rest of vehicle. The spare wheel is mounted below the vehicle.

Force One Side profile

The side design of Force One is quite similar to that of Ford Endeavour, the wheelbase is larger and give it a bold look. The larger wheel arches and larger glass area also adds to the style statement of the Force One.

Force One Ground Clearance

Force One has ground clearance of 205mm in its all models.

Force One Bumpers

Force One has body colored front and rear bumpers.

Force One Head lamps

Force One has a set of LEDs that switch on automatically when the ignition is turned on and deactivated when any other lamp is switched on. It leaves a long lasting impression by dominating the front look.

Force One Tail lamps

Faux Tail Light cluster of Force One doesn't looks attractive. It seems bit out of sync and requires an improvement in same.

Force One Fog lamps

High intensity fog lamps in the front and rear are there in Force One.

Force One Tyres

Force One comes with 235/70 R16 tubeless tyres.

Force One Alloy wheels

It has 5 set of 16'' alloy wheels including the spare wheel.

Force One Outside mirrors

Force One has electrically operated mirrors with side turning indicators on the both sides.

Force One Colors

Force One comes with 4 metallic clean coats and one solid white that are tested and proven to be dirt, heat, water and scratch resistant.

Force One Rear wiper

Force One has widescreen wiper with washer to clean and make the windshield out of dirt.

Force One Roof rails

It has stylish roof rails which gives Force One a tough and rouged looks.

Force One Sun roof

Force One misses out the sun roof across all variants.

Force One Spoiler

Force One has a tail gate spoiler with the stomp lamp above the rear door.

Force One Side Steps

Force One has slips resistant side step for easy entry and exit.

Force One Spare wheel

The spare alloy wheel is available for Force One.

Force One Comfort & Suspension

Another feature in the Force One’s cap is the suspension. SUVs are built to be tough and act the same way on bad, broken and neglected roads. On our drive to the shoot location, we passed through stretches that could easily give other so called SUVs a nightmare - the Force One simply flew over these stretches in a very confident manner. You do feel the suspension noise and a slightly rough ride, but the composure is good and abilities to soak huge pot-holes applaudable.

 In city traffic, the suspension does a good job as well. 
 


What we like

 Goes over bad roads well


What we don't like

 Lots of noise


 
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Force One Comfort

Force One scores 3 stars out of 5 stars which is average score for the comfort provided by the leather upholstery and theater like seating.

Force One Front suspension

The front suspension contains of independent double wish bone with coil.

Force One Rear suspension

The rear suspension consists of multi link with hard rod and coil spring.

Force One Engine & Performance

So, the Force One looks huge and has super spacious interiors. But does it also perform well to win over prospective customers? The answer is a big YES! Force Motors has been using engines made under license from Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) for donkey years and thankfully, they have done the same for the One too. The 2.2-litre diesel engine is made in India and is of the common-rail variety, meeting BS-IV norms as well. At 141PS of power and 321Nm of torque, on paper, the Force One makes more power than the Scorpio (19PS more), Aria and XUV (1PS more each). On the torque front, it makes 31Nm more than the Scorpio, same as the Aria though 10Nm less than the XUV500.
These figures are on paper and in real world driving, though the difference isn’t felt in a very punchy manner, the Force One does respond and behave in a very pleasing manner. Turbo lag is well controlled and this is one of the beauties of the engine. Tap the accelerator pedal at low end speeds and the SUV gathers pace easily. Outright punch is good and it takes around 17 second for the Force One to hit the ton mark from a standstill.
On the highways, it keeps an indicated 120-125km/h very easily with loads of power in reserve. What is remarkable is the overall efficient nature of the vehicle. However, at the same time, the gearbox shift quality leaves a lot to be desired. The throws are not only long, they are rough and not one would expect from a Rs 11 lakh offering. We can live with that for the simple reason that the engine is a gem of a unit!
 


What we like

 Lots of grunt, good power


What we don't like

 Not as well performing as rivals

 
Force One Engine
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Force One Acceleration

The Force One goes to 0-100km/h in 8.48 seconds under the test conditions.

Force One Top speed

The top speed attained by the SUV is 167 km/h under the test conditions.

Force One In-gear acceleration

The In- gear acceleration for Force One for 40-60 Kmph in the 5th gear is 9.29 seconds.

Force One Gearbox

Force One has 5 Speed manual transmission gear box excluding the reverse gear.

Force One Power

The max power delivered by the engine of Force One is 141 Ps @ 3800 rpm.

Force One Torque

The max torque attained by Force One is 321 Nm@ 1600- 2400 rpm.

Force One NVH levels

The NVH levels are pretty low in all models and once the doors are closed you can hardly feel any noise inside the cabin.

  • Force One Diesel 2.2

Force One Diesel 2.2 Performance

Force One Diesel 2.2 Maximum speed

True Speed 162.6 km/h
Speedometer Reading 167 km/h

Force One Diesel 2.2 Acceleration

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Force One Diesel 2.2 Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

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Force One Diesel 2.2 Performance Factors

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Force One Handling Braking & Safety

 Force isn’t offering the One in the 4x4 configuration right now and yet, with the help of the all-terrain tyres, we were able to take the One places. Our pictures would do justice to the fact that this is a great off-road vehicle and with huge ground clearance and short over-hangs, can be a hoot when driven into unknown terrains.  Ofcourse you can’t and shouldn’t expect agility of a small car from this big beast, but the light steering does make things easy for you. Normal undulations are absorbed well and at high speeds, the One feels planted. As we stated earlier, omission of ABS is a big no-no! The good part is that spririted driving on both city and highway roads doesnt upset the handling much - thanks to Lotus Engineering, the guys behind the work. Ofcourse it has slight body roll, but that\\\'s well within control!  Its not got no ABS or Airbags!


What we like

 Decent handling


What we don't like

 No ABS, airbags


Force One Handling

Force One scores 3 stars out of 5 stars in terms of handling which is quite an average score for being an SUV.

Force One Braking performance

Force One uses hydraulic vacuum assisted with LCRV braking system with front ventilated disc and rear drum with auto adjuster to score 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Force One Safety features

Force One scores 3 stars out of 5 stars in terms of safety which provides various feature for safety like driver seat belt warning, reverse parking sensor, central locking, remote key entry, over speed warning indication etc.

Force One ABS

No ABS is available in any variant of Force One.

Force One Traction control

No traction control is available in any variant of Force One.

Force One Mileage and Running Costs

 The Force One is available with only a diesel engine. It is a 2.2 litre 141 PS diesel engine an dhas lots of power. Now, the Force One is a big heavy SUV and expecting good fuel economy would be too much for itself. That said you will get a figure of 10-11 kmpl overall.

Force One Mileage

Force One Diesel Variants
Force One 2.2 SX - 6 seater 11.6 kmpl
Force One 2.2 SX - 7 seater 11.6 kmpl
Force One 2.6 EX - 7 seater 11.6 kmpl
Force One 2.2 SX ABS - 7 seater 11.6 kmpl

Force One Diesel Mileage

The overall mileage of the Force One is 9.12 kmpl, in the city road it gives a mileage of 8.5 kmpl and on the highway it is 11 kmpl.


Force One Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Force One

Tata Aria 2010 - 2014

Mahindra XUV500
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage 2.2 SX - 6 seater11.6 kmpl
2.2 SX - 7 seater 11.6 kmpl
2.2 SX ABS - 7 seater11.6 kmpl
2.6 EX - 7 seater11.6 kmpl
W415.1 kmpl
W615.1 kmpl
W8 2WD15.1 kmpl
W8 AWD15.1 kmpl

Force One City fuel economy

Force One SUV has the city fuel economy of 8.5 kmpl.

Force One Highway fuel economy

Force One has the highway fuel economy of 11 kmpl.

Force One ARAI rated economy

The ARAI rated economy for the Force One is 9.12 kmpl.

Force One Tank Range

Force One has the fuel tank capacity of 70 liters and should comfortably do around 630 Kms in one full tank.

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Force One Features

Force One 2.2 SX - 6 seater 2.2 SX - 7 seater 2.2 4x4 2.6 EX - 7 seater 2.2 SX ABS - 7 seater
Safety
ABS Yes Yes No No Yes
EBD Yes Yes No No Yes
Airbags No No No No No
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No No
Hill control No No No No No
Hill descent No No No No No
4WD No No No No No
ESP No No No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Yes Yes No No Yes
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No No No
Cup holders No No No No No
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio system Yes Yes No No Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No No No
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors No No No Yes Yes
Deffoger Yes Yes No No Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats Yes Yes No No Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Reversing camera No No No No No
Steering controls No No No No No
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes No No Yes
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control Yes Yes No No Yes
Foot rest No No No No No
Remote boot release No No No No No
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes No No Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No No No
Power Seats Yes Yes No No Yes
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes No No Yes
Fog lights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof No No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No No
Rear wiper Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Auto headlamps No No No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No No No
Steel rims No No No Yes No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes No No Yes
Rear spoiler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roof rails Yes Yes No No Yes
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Day time running lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Force One Colors

  •   Robust Blue
  •   Emphatic Grey
  •   Fierce Red
  •   Bold Black
  •   Intense White
  •  Moondust Silver

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Force One Diesel Price
Force One 2.6 EX - 7 seater N/A On-Road Price
Force One 2.2 SX ABS - 7 seater N/A On-Road Price
Force One 2.2 SX - 7 seater Rs 11.70 Lakh On-Road Price
Force One 2.2 SX - 6 seater Rs 11.78 Lakh On-Road Price

Force One Price vs Similar Cars Price

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Force One
N/A   Rs 11.70 L - 11.78 L On-Road Price

Tata Aria 2010 - 2014
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Mahindra XUV500
N/A   Rs 10.70 L - 14.48 L On-Road Price

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vinay pabla | Posted on Mar,07,2013 at 10:54 AM
can i get a test drive.because i never try force. Reply to this post  
shine philip | Posted on Mar,24,2012 at 14:25 PM
copy of ford explorer Reply to this post  
chandra shekhar | Posted on Mar,09,2012 at 18:52 PM
planning to by sub which one is better force one or xuv 500 .xuv 500 rocking in market but force one though good car
but still struggling to capture marker ,,,and xuv 500 gives 15 km per litter while force one 11 km per litter
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Alex Victor | Posted on Mar,22,2012 at 20:22 PM
Force one will win it hands down, if you talk about what a SUV is intented to. Moreover the Merc engine is any day superior to the mahindra unit. Suspension when compared I'll score force one's as 4* and SUV5OO 2*. Drive once to believe it. Alex Victor
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  • Mercedes licensed engine is used
  • High on features, cabin space
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