Force Motors Force One Review

By Nishanth   |  October 23, 2013


Force One is an SUV launched by Force Motors. The SUV, launched formally with Bollywood biggie Amitabh Bachchan on 20th August 2011, has been introduced in the SUV space to compete with Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari and Toyota Innova. Force Motors aims to sell 4,000 units of the car annually and has appointed 22 new dealers across India for the purpose. The SUV is one of the most anticipated launches, due to the reputation of the company for its range of commercial vehicles. Force One will be available in Intense White, Bold Black, Fierce Red, Emphatic Grey and Robust Blue colour options in India.

Force Motors, the Indian utility vehicle manufacturer based in Pune, developed the premium SUV, Force One, with an investment of Rs. 800 crore, targeting the discerning Indian buyer. The company has contributed iconic brands including the Tempo, Metador, Minidor and Traveller to the Indian LCV market, partnering with global leaders including Daimler, ZF, Bosch and MAN. Being completely integrated, Force Motors makes its own engines, chassis, gear boxes, axles, bodies and other components.

Powertrain & Performance

Force One is powered by a 2.2 litre common rail (BS IV Compliant) turbo engine, which is paired with a manual five-speed gear box. The 4-Cylinder in-Line DOHC, 2149 cc engine of the car is derived from Mercedes-Benz, under license from Daimler AG. Several auto parts used in the SUV is imported from Korea and China and tuned by British sports car manufacturer, Lotus. The engine has a maximum power of 139.5 bhp @ 3800 rpm and a maximum torque of 321 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm.

The car features G32/5 synchromesh Overdrive Gear box, made under license from Diamler AG, which allows the change of gears without interruption to the flow of power. The 5-speed manual transmission gearbox is optimised for comfort, yielding a sporty driving experience. The high quality, low friction and high torque density gear box featured in Force One uses an innovative dual mass fly wheel (DMFW) technology, which allows smooth driving even at low speed with lesser vibration.

The front suspension of the car is an independent double wishbone with coil spring while the rear suspension is a multi-link with pan hard rod and coil spring. Force One is equipped with gas charged telescopic shock absorbers in both the front and rear portions and has anti-roll bars in both the front and rear axle.

Force Motors has launched a new four wheel drive version of Force One which has ABS and EBD.

Build & Styling

Force One is best described as a sturdy, sporty and rugged SUV. The high-end car has been fine-tuned by Lotus Engineering UK. The car is comfortable and loaded with a wad of features. The driver information system and cruise control would aid safe and efficient driving while the audio control mounted on the stereo, the dual AC vents in each row and the OSRVM with side indicators with plush leather seats make sure that you travel in style and comfort. The exteriors of Force One wouldn't disappoint you. The projector headlamp with daytime running LED's, front and rear fog lamps, body coloured wheel arch, bumpers, ORVM with electrically operated mirrors and door handles, the stylish roof rail, aluminium side stepper, stylish hub caps, chrome plated twin exhaust system, tailgate spoiler with stop lamp and rear windscreen wiper with washer, would surely turn heads.

Force One accommodates five to six adults comfortably. Each door is adorned with a puddle lamp. A 3-way adjustable driver seat will allow sliding, reclining and height adjustment. The rear seat commuters need not be disappointed either. The car allows adjustment in the second and third row seats and captain seats, allowing it to recline and double fold. Other comforts in the car interiors include a wood finish panel, leather wrapped steering wheel, Force signature scuff plates, stylish gear knob with chrome bezel and leather covering, 12V power sockets and illumination control. Music lovers would enjoy the JVC audio system, USB port with 30 display colors and Aux-in port and speakers. The audio controls are mounted on the steering while the Bluetooth ensures hands free operation.

Force One is one of the safest cars to drive in. Though the car is not equipped with an anti-lock braking system, the car features remote key entry and central locking systems. Drivers are cautioned with driver seatbelt warning, door open warning and display, while the mechanical linkage type parking system ensures easier parking. The car features reverse parking sensor and brake pad wear indicators. Drivers are also warned for over speeding.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Accommodates five to six adults comfortably
    • Has presence
    • Good ride quality
  • Cons

    • Manual gearbox could be better
    • No 4x4 option