Force One PriceList
Force One Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||4680 mm|
|Overall Width||1780 mm|
|Overall Height||1885 mm|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
|Torque||321 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm|
|Power||141 PS @3800 rpm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
Force One Features
|Force One||2.6 EX - 7 seater||2.2 SX - 7 seater||2.2 SX - 6 seater||2.2 SX ABS - 7 seater|
Force One Colors
- Robust Blue
- Emphatic Grey
- Fierce Red
- Bold Black
- Intense White
- Moondust Silver
Expert Test Drive Review
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.
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.
It has Multi information display which indicates distance travelled, average speed, trip vise fuel consumption.
Force One has a stylish gear knob with chrome brazing and leather covering.
Force One has cup-holders. It has rear centre arm rest with cup-holder for your convenience in second row of seating.
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.
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.
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.
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 has ground clearance of 205mm in its all models.
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!
Engine & Performance Details
The Force One goes to 0-100kmh in 8.48 seconds under the test conditions.
The top speed attained by the SUV is 167 kmh under the test conditions.
The In- gear acceleration for Force One for 40-60 Kmph in the 5th gear is 9.29 seconds.
Force One has 5 Speed manual transmission gear box excluding the reverse gear.
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!
Handling Braking & Safety Details
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 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 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.
No ABS is available in any variant of Force One.
No traction control is available in any variant of Force One.
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.
Comfort & Suspension Details
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.
The front suspension contains of independent double wish bone with coil.
The rear suspension consists of multi link with hard rod and coil spring.
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