Force One

Editorial Test Drive Review of Force One

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Force One Front View

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.

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 Interiors

Wheelbase can play an important role in deciding the overall passenger space inside a car. In the case of the Force One, the wheelbase is more than other big SUVs like the Endeavour, Fortuner and Aria which simply means that in the cabin, the One has an upper hand as far as space for seven adults goes. 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. We have been spoiled by polished and modern SUVs like the XUV5oo and hence the Force One does lack in this regard. That said, the comfort factor is high and ergonomics are generally good. You also sit high which means a commanding view of the road ahead is what you get.
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 etc. That said, the omission of safety aids like ABS (with EBD) and air-bags does surprise us – the Force One is a heavy vehicle and hence ABS is a must have for a SUV of this size and performance capabilities.

What we like
You get lots of space and decent no of feature
What we don't like
Lacks quality and modern look

Force One Interiors Details

Force One Boot space

Force One has a good boot space in all models. It has got a good storage space so that you needn't miss any important luggage while going on a holiday with family.

Force One Speedometer

It has Multi information display which indicates distance travelled, average speed, trip vise fuel consumption.

Force One Gear lever

Force One has a stylish gear knob with chrome brazing and leather covering.

Force One Cup holders

Force One has cup-holders. It has rear centre arm rest with cup-holder for your convenience in second row of seating.

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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

Force One Exteriors Details

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 doesnt 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.

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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 rival

Force One Engine and Performance Details

Force One Acceleration

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

Force One Top speed

The top speed attained by the SUV is 167 kmh 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.

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Force One Mileage and Running Costs

Force One Diesel Mileage 11.6 kmpl

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.

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

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.

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, airbag

Force One Handling, Braking & Safety Details

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 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

Force One Comfort & Suspension Details

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 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4680 mm
Overall Width 1780 mm
Overall Height 1885 mm
Ground Clearance 205 mm

Engine

Torque 321 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm
Displacement 2149 cc
Power 141 PS @3800 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 235/70 R16
Wheel Size 16 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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Force One Features

Force One 2.6 EX - 7 seater 2.2 SX ABS - 7 seater 2.2 SX - 7 seater 2.2 SX - 6 seater
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Force One Colors

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

Force One Price

Force One Price in New Delhi

Rs 11.70 L - 11.78 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Force One ranges from Rs 11.70 Lakh to Rs 11.78 Lakh. Force One is available in 4 variants. To find the on road price of Force One you need to click on the check on road price.

Force One has 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Force One 2.6 EX - 7 seater which has a Diesel engine, and starts at --, the most expensive variant is Force One 2.2 SX - 6 seater which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 11.78 Lakh .

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By Posted on Nov,11,04 7:58 PM

Pros less vibration ,suspension is very good,good space on all the rows

Cons noise from out side can be heared clearly,gear shiffting is hard ,poor quality in interiors

i had test drive on both mahindra xuv500 and also force one on same day the driver confort suspension system and the engine is very good in xuv 500 the driver confort and also the suspension system is very poor in force one the interior quality is poor

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Force one SUV Car
By Posted on Jun,06,13 1:59 PM

Pros Great Interiors,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

Apart from the good looks the Force One has marcidiz banch engine and gear box and find tuned by lotus engineering UK. There also the make us of suspention for Farari, Lamborgini, Porcha, Bentley. Exterior looks that will catch your attention long journey then you will feel comfortable. Its one of the Spacious vehcile in india, and leg space are huge, compare to other SUVS in India. JVC music system which is also occupied by boldy digital sourinding sound and it also has bluetooth conectivity USB & DVD Plays. It is 3 Row vant AC cooling inside the vehicle like butter. But of luck force motor. (Force One)

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gr8 syle looking for new force one for my home
Posted on Apr,04,10 10:06 PM

Pros gr8 look as ford endeavour

Cons force company

looked as a endeavour gr8 syle looking for new force one for my home stil w8ing for this car

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Big in size and heart
By Posted on Apr,04,12 5:44 PM

Pros Size, comfort

Cons quality

My cousin bought a Force One in November last year and ever since, I have had the change to sit in the vehicle atleast ten times. We travel long distance in the vehicle and hence comfort has always been impressing us. Power is adequate however the quality is not upto the mark of a 13 lac rupee SUV. We love the high seating and the features and service experience was good. I hope the company gets the 4x4 version soon in the market now

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best suv in best price
Posted on Sep,09,25 6:56 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Comfort,heavy boot space

Cons Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,

force one is a good suv with great looks,spacious interiors,and a huge boot space..the only thing that is it is having less dashboard..and smaller head lamps....the suspension is excellent and powerfull engne since it is powered by mercedes...

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