Force Motors is aggressively focusing on its newest vertical, the personal vehicle devision, to shed its commercial vehicle maker tag. It will display two variants of its SUV, Force One, at the Delhi Auto Expo next month.
“We will show a four-wheel drive and a concept luxury weekend getaway versions at the Auto Expo, with the latter having luxurious interiors,” said Prasan Firodia, managing director, Force Motors. He added, “We will also show a new 26-seater monocoque bus which will go into regular production by April 2011.”
The bus will also have two variants, a luxury version which will seat between 10-18 people and the standard 26-seater. Firodia said these buses are targeted at inter- and intra-city needs with the luxury bus being a scaled down version of the standard-setting Volvo luxury coaches. He declined to reveal the price or the names of these products which wil be anounced in Delhi on January 6.
The bus has been developed internally and is not part of the technical collaboration agreement Force Motors has signed with Daimler AG for vans. Those vehicles are still a year away, Firodia said. The passenger and commercial vehicle maker will also show its hybrid Traveller coach while it plans tyo offer CNG on its small commercial vehicle, the Trump.