Force Motors had showcased its entire BS6 lineup at Auto Expo 2020
Back at Auto Expo 2020 (the country’s biggest biennial automotive show), Pune-based CV & PV manufacturer Force Motors had showcased a grand range of BS6 products, including the much-awaited 2020MY Force Gurkha. Alongside, the company announced its ‘100% Electric Mission’ for the future.
Under this, the popular Force T1N a.k.a. Tempo Traveller will eventually become fully electric. Meanwhile, its regular BS6 diesel facelift was spied recently in product-ready format. In EV avatar, the LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) can seat 18 passengers (+ driver) while the figure comes down to 14 seats in diesel format. Force Motors would most likely launch the Traveller BS6 diesel in a few months’ time.
The passenger vehicle market is still waiting for the Force Gurkha BS6. On the other hand, its direct rival from Mahindra, second-gen Thar will be unveiled in a matter of days. We have come across a few Gurkha BS6 test mules in recent times. It appears that the offroader is still not ready to hit the market.
Latest spy shots
Automotive enthusiast Oliver Cornelio shares with us a few shots of the upcoming Force Trax Cruiser BS6, doing test runs on the Santhekatte-Udupi highway in Karnataka. The test mule wore zero camouflage and looked production-ready.
The Trax in question was wearing a yellow license plate with Madhya Pradesh registration number. Pithampur in MP is where the Trax manufacturing plant is located. Earlier test mules were wearing red license plates. This one is also wearing Mangalore Force sticker, which is name of a car dealership in the region where it has been spied. This is most likely a dealer test drive car, which has arrived ahead of launch.
Since it was unveiled in full at Auto Expo 2020, the vehicle does not have any interesting new details in terms of design and styling. In fact, Force Motors’ official website already lists the MUV. We expect to receive its complete ex-showroom price list very soon.
For reference, the phased-out BS4 Trax Cruiser range was sold at a starting price of roughly Rs 8.50 lakh ex-showroom. Like its predecessor, the new Force Trax Cruiser BS6 will be available in ambulance, school van and other such special formats. The regular version comes in two trims (standard and Deluxe) with two seating configurations: 9+D and 12+D.
Specs & features
Powering the BS6-compliant 2020MY Force Trax Cruiser is a 2.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine churning out about 90bhp @ 3,200rpm and 250Nm @ 1,400-2,400rpm. This mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that drives the rear wheels. The body-on-frame MUV rides on 215/75R15 tubed tyres and sports a ground clearance of 160mm.
Notable highlights and features include a revamped front fascia, dual-tone dashboard, updated instrument console, roof-mounted AC vents, side graphics, power-assisted hydraulic steering, ABS+EBD, etc. It comes standard with a 3 years / 3,00,000km warranty package along with six free services.
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