Force Motors established in 1958, was an endeavour of famous freedom fighter and visionary industrialist Late Shri. N. K. Firodia. He had a vision of developing affordable commercial transport, which could lead the country towards an industrial revolution. In 1958, they developed the first diesel light commercial vehicle in India- Tempo Matador. Today, the word ‘Tempo’, in spite of being a registered trademark of Daimler (Force Motors entered into a collaboration with Daimler-Benz in 1971) has become a generic name for all small commercial vehicles in the country.
Currently, Force Motors develop a range of automobiles, including Small Commercial Vehicles (SCV), Special Utility Vehicles (SUV), Multi-Utility Vehicles (MUV), and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Some of the popular trucks from the Force stable include Force Kargo King, Force Shaktiman 200, Force Shaktiman 400, Force Traveller Delivery Van, and Force Trax Delivery Van. The best characteristic of Force motors is, it is fully vertically integrated. The company manufactures its own engines, gearboxes, chassis, axles, and bodies. So, you can always trust them for the best-finished product which can run effortlessly on any terrain. This path-breaking automotive company continues to develop efficient, utilitarian vehicles to empower the entrepreneurs of India.Read More
Force trucks price in India starts from ₹ 6.81 lacs for its lowest priced model Trax Delivery Van and goes up to ₹ 10.87 lacs for Traveller Delivery Van Wider. Please find below the price range of all Force truck models.
The cost of Force Motors pick-up trucks start from Rs 6.49 lakhs for Kargo King and reach to as high as Rs 10.87 lakhs for Force Traveller Delivery Van (wider version). You also get Force Shaktiman 200 and 400 trucks at Rs 7 lakhs and Rs 7.5 lakhs respectively. All the Force Motor commercial vehicles get engineered to serve you on rugged and smooth roads at rural and urban areas without any challenges. The company rolls out these trucks with factory-made cabin and cargo deck, so you do not require to spend any more money on bodybuilding workshops.
Since its inception, Force Motors has always remained focused on manufacturing best-in-class commercial vehicles at a cost-effective price range. This attribute has made most of the Force Motor trucks a favourite among transporters. However, 2.99 tonnes Kargo King and 6.1 tonnes Shaktiman 400 models are the most preferred goods carrier amongst the new-age entrepreneurs. Launched in 2017, the Kargo King pick-up trucks helps in the last mile connectivity for the delivery of agricultural and FMCG goods. Shaktiman 400, on the other hand, is best for inter and intra-city transfer of merchandise.
6.1 tonnes Shaktiman 400 comes with the maximum payload bearing capacity among the Force Motors trucks. The maximum permissible FAW of this vehicle is 2400 kilograms, and maximum permissible RAW is 3700 kilograms. It gets powered by a BS-IV compliant 4-Cylinder, Common Rail 2596 cc engine, delivering a decent 67 bhp @ 2800 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm @ 1400-2400 rpm. The transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox. The vehicle also comes with a Semi-Elliptical Leaf Spring with Hydraulic Telescopic Shock Absorbers at the front and rear tyres, so that it can take on the worst potholes without damaging the goods.
Force commercial vehicles get designed and engineered to offer one of the best-in-class mileage. The top performer in this category is 2.99 tonnes Kargo King pick-up trucks delivering a maximum mileage of 12 to 15 kmpl. Beating at the heart of this popular small cargo carrier is a BS-IV FM 2.0 CR Common Rail 1947cc engine churning out an impressive 67 bhp @ 3200 rpm and a peak torque of 175 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm. The mills remain mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. Kargo King has a small turning radius of just 6.5 metres, which helps in manoeuvre it through narrow lanes and sharp corners. Business houses can use this truck in carrying a payload of up to 1250 kilograms to the market.
3245cc Traveller Delivery Van (wider version) has the most powerful engine among Force commercial travellers. Powering this van is a 5 Cylinder Common Rail BS-IV mill which churns out a commendable 115 bhp @ 2800 rpm and a peak torque of 320 Nm @ 1400 - 2400 rpm. The transmission duties are carried out by 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. It has a fuel tank of 70 litres and can carry a maximum payload of 2250 kg. The cost of the favourite traveller van starts from around Rs 10.87 lakhs.
Force Kargo King small pick-up truck is the cheapest commercial vehicle from the Force stable. There are two models of Kargo King currently available on Indian roads- Kargo King Grand and Kargo King Star. The ex-showroom-price in New Delhi for this truck starts from around 6.48 lakhs. Kargo King Grand gets powered by the reliable Mercedes derived driveline for excellent power delivery. Presence of a rugged axle improves the durability of the vehicle manifold. It also has the best-in-class ground clearance of 235 mm and 12 per cent more deck area for the transport of voluminous goods. Kargo King Star, on the other hand, comes with best-in-class mileage and least maintenance.
Force Motors is a reliable name in the commercial vehicle industry since its inception in 1958. However, it faces fierce competition from other national and international commercial vehicle manufacturers including Bajaj Auto, Isuzu Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Piaggio, and Tata Motors.
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10 September 2019