New Force Traveller 26: India’s most advanced and World’s first monocoque panel van bus
Force Motors have successfully launched their new 26 seater van bus called Traveller 26 in India. This is the largest monocoque van in existence today…
The Traveller 26 will be available in a choice of three variants, Standard, School bus and Deluxe, all with 26 seating capacity besides driver’s seat up front. The body is extra wide at 2.2 meters while its centre aisle affords full standing height and sufficient leg room. Fuel efficiency is up 15% as compared to others in its class while disc brakes on all wheels offer enhanced safety.
Traveller 26 is the first LCV in India to use dual mass fly wheels while its low floor height enabled easy access mounting and dismounting. Power steering is offered on all variants while Deluxe comes with factory fitted air conditioning. Traveller 26 is priced at Rs.10.87 lakhs for the Standard model, Rs.11.17 lakhs for the School Bus model while the Deluxe model is priced at Rs.13.78 lakhs.
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FORCE MOTORS LAUNCHES THE NEW TRAVELLER 26
India’s most advanced 26- seater Bus
World’s largest Monocoque Panel Van Bus
Best in Class Fuel Efficiency- Traveller 26 is 15% more efficient
Safest Drive in class: Disk brakes on all wheels
Pune, October 16, 2012: Pune based automotive major Force Motors launched the world’s only 26-seater Monocoque Panel Van at a grand event today. The Traveller 26 is loaded with several path breaking and novel features offered for the first time in mid size bus (20 – 30 seats) segment.
Traveller 26 is powered by the 129Ps / 295 Nm, Common Rail engine made under license from Daimler AG., Germany. It boasts of the highest power to weight ratio in its category of 18 kW per tonne as compared to 12kW per tonne of comparable models.
Dual Mass Fly Wheel Technology has been used for the first time on an LCV in India – this absorbs low end vibrations and ensures smooth ride even at low speeds.
The advanced 5 speed synchromesh gearbox, offers low friction and smooth transmission. The special clutch lining is designed for frequent start-stop operations common in short distance bus operations.
Traveller 26 offers best in class fuel efficiency, it is 15% more fuel efficient than comparable models.
Traveller 26 is the only 26 seater with monocoque construction offering outstanding structural strength and unmatched durability.
Traveller 26 is also the only vehicle in its class to adopt the Cathodic Electro Deposition Dip (C.E.D) painting process for primer application thus offering the highest levels of rust protection. The sixth generation paint shop ensures car like top coat finish and gloss retention.
Traveller 26 is the only vehicle in its category with ventilated disk brakes on all wheels ensuring top class and sure stops braking. The HI circuit, Load Conscious Regulating Valve (LCRV) and newly offered electronic indicators for wear and tear of brake pads set new standards for passenger safety.
With several more firsts like lowest floor height for easy entry and exit, lowest center of gravity for superb ride stability, lowest NVH levels for car like ambience, the Traveller 26 offers unmatched seating comfort with wide body interior of 2.2 meters, a wide aisle, full standing height and ample leg room.
The Traveller 26 is fully tooled up and designed by the R&D team in Force Motors, it is entirely made of pressed steel panels welded in an automated and robotic environment. It is backed by the company’s manufacturing experience spanning over 5 decades and supported by country wide network of over 180 dealers fully equipped with trained manpower, special tools and ample stock of reasonably prices spare parts.
The Traveller 26 is a unique combination of outstanding performance, excellent fuel economy, unmatched strength, total safety and maximum comfort, making it an ideal choice for corporates, fleet owners, tour and travel operators, hospitality industry and school bus operators.
To start with Traveller 26 will be available through 27 dealers in Maharashtra and Goa priced at Rs. 10,87,600 Ex Showroom Delhi.
ABOUT FORCE MOTORS
Force Motors, was established in 1958 by Shri N. K. Firodia, with the vision to provide affordable commercial transport for the masses by harnessing the best available technology and offering economical, reliable and efficient products.
Force Motors continues in his vision of providing efficient, utilitarian vehicles that empower the individual entrepreneur to meet his and country’s ever changing needs.
Today, Force Motors is a fully vertically integrated automobile company, with expertise in design, development and manufacture of the full spectrum of automotive components, aggregates and vehicles.
Its range includes Trump small commercial vehicles, Trax multi-utility and cross country vehicles, Traveller light commercial vehicles and the Balwan range of Agricultural Tractors.
Force Motors has recently entered into the personal vehicles arena with the launch of a genre leading sports utility vehicle, the FORCE ONE. This is to be followed by a premium MPV that will be made under license from Daimler AG.
With plants at Akurdi, Pune and Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, Force Motors employs around 7500 people.
In 1999, fully aware of the strength of Force Motors, in terms of engineering infrastructure and capabilities, Daimler asked it to set up a dedicated facility for assembling and testing engines for Mercedes passenger cars to be made in India. Till date Force Motors has supplied over 28,000 engines. This portfolio has grown to include the front and rear axles of the C, E, S and M class passenger cars and SUVs, which was added in the last two years.
Force Motors’s Traveller won the “Editors Choice Award for Iconic Product” of the Apollo Commercial Vehicle Awards 2012.