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Force Motors Force One

30 reviews | Write a review
Discontinued
Last recorded price : 9.59 - 14.34 Lakhs
Force Motors has discontinued the Force One and the car is out of production.

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Force One Review

Force Motors, with some help from Lotus, has made its maiden entry into the Indian SUV market. At first glance there's space and a lot of kit on offer at a fairly low price. But how is it to drive? AUTO BILD INDIA gets behind its wheel to find out...

Introduction

Force Motors has so far been known for the Traveller mini-van and the ubiquitous Trax MUV. Now the company, with some help from Lotus, has made its maiden entry into the Indian SUV market. At first glance there's space and a lot of kit on offer at a fairly low price. But how is it to drive? AUTO BILD INDIA gets behind its wheel to find out..

Highlights:

- The Force One is available with only one variant at the moment.

- Only the 4x2 variant is on sale and the 4x4 and the ABS versions will be launched later.

- The Force One gets a 2.2-litre engine which is Mercedes-Benz engine.

- The Force One is the first Indian car to get day-time running LEDs.

Looks & Interiors

The first thing you are bound to notice on the Force One is its size. In profile, the clever packaging of this SUV becomes evident. The stout bonnet is also short. This liberates space inside the cabin. Adding visual appeal to the bulk are large 16in alloys. At the rear, the tail gate is top hinged and also houses the registration plate and faux tail light clusters.  The Force One also offers a rear wash and wipe system which comes standard as the company intends offering just one variant at the moment.

Inside, the space on offer is noteworthy; two adults can sit comfortably even in the third row. Also, there's a decent boot space despite the third row seats. The large dash is made conspicuous by its faux wood inserts that neither look nor feel nice. In fact quality of plastics overall could be much better. The centre console houses controls for the AC and Bluetooth compatible music system. The Steering wheel too is a multifunction unit with controls for stereo, Bluetooth telephony and cruise control. The twin pod instrument panel meanwhile offers a warning light for every single system in the vehicle. The large seats on the test vehicle were of leather, so a thumbs up there. But they are flat and offer little support. Another thing which we found to be missing on this test vehicle is good fit and finish. There were panel gaps in the dash and the leather stitching on the steering too was crude. Quality of plastics too are not up to the mark.

The drive

The Merc sourced 2.2-litre common rail diesel engine settles down quickly and is a smooth unit, though not rev happy. Nonetheless there's adequate power and oodles of torque making the SUV quick to accelerate and easy to drive with few downshifts. Speaking of shifts, the clutch action is light but shifts on the 5-speed manual are hard and need effort. 

On the move, the Force One shows signs of being a good handler. Body roll is controlled, inspiring confidence to push around bends. Being an RWD there's some oversteer if one is heavy on the throttle around a corner. The steering however returns little feedback. Help from Lotus has also ensured that ride quality doesn't suffer as the suspension absorbs bumps well.

Verdict

The Force One is a competent product offering everything seen in more premium SUVs but at the price of a segment below. It comes fully loaded, offers lots of space and versatility. It also has a smooth engine and good ride and handling. On the downside, we didn’t like the steering feel or gear shift quality. Plastics could also improve. Nevertheless, given its pricing, the Force Motors seems to have a winner in the One. All that's missing is brand awareness.

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Force Motors Force One Colours

Force One is available/sold in the following colours in India.

* Colours shown are indicative and may vary slightly from actual car colours.

Force Motors Force One Expert Reviews

The new Force

The new Force

Force Motors, with some help from Lotus, has made its maiden entry into the Indian SUV market. At first glance there's space and a lot of kit on offer at a fairly low price. But...

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Force Motors Force One User Reviews

the favorite big beast of Cars

for Force Motors Force One on 06-Jul-2017 by DEVIPRASAD

This is like a big beast I tell to all purchase this Car very comfortable And stylish SUV from Mahindra XUV 500 but milelage is I thought 15 or at least 14 but this gives only 11.9...

Aggressive Competitor for Middle End SUVs

for Force Motors Force One on 07-Feb-2016 by Jijik

Exterior  Exterior is simply the best. A rugged, beastly, manly look. Roof Rails along with the bull guard gives a great exterior look to the vehicle. Interior (Features, Space...

The Powerful Beast

for Force Motors Force One on 26-Jan-2016 by The Rider

Exterior The exterior looks gigantic with bull guard, front and rear fog lamps. The roof rails and the spoiler adds a sporty look to the vehicle. Interior (Features, Space...

Avoid this car like a plague

for Force Motors Force One on 21-Apr-2015 by Suman Sengupta

Exterior Overall good looks. But the problems begin more or less as soon as you step out of the dealership. Uneven panel gaps. Locks not working, Doors not closing. Doors opening up in...

No Value For Money / Very Unsafe SUV

for Force Motors Force One on 04-Dec-2014 by Vivek Ranjan Pandey

Exterior : Attractive but very unreliable   Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) : Negative   Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox : Negative   Ride...

Force Motors Force One in News

Force One spotted testing in Pune

Force One spotted testing in Pune

Force had marked its entry into the passenger vehicle arena when it launched the One in India in 2011. Later, the EX and SX variants were launched in July 2013. Though...

by Ranjan R. Bhat | Read more

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