Force One SUV to get all wheel drive in March 2012; ABS and Airbags to follow!
Force Motors Limited, after launching its flagship product, the Force One SUV just weeks ago seems to be in no mood to rush into things. Rather, the Abhay Firodia enterprise seems like it will adopt a slow and steady approach towards different variants of the Force One SUV. In line with this thought, Force Motors continues to test the future variants of the Force One SUV and the various sightings of a heavily camouflaged Force One SUV in and around Pune is testimony to this fact.
The first variant that Force Motors will unveil of the Force One in March 2012 will be a four wheel drive version of the car. Although four wheel drive versions of the Force One SUV might not do big volumes as the two wheel drive version, it is quite important for Force Motors to round off its portfolio. More importantly, the Force One SUV needs safety equipment that will allow the SUV to stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of the Tata Safari Merlin and the Mahindra W201 SUV, which will both be launched shortly with high equipment levels.
The Anti Lock Braking System for the force One SUV is being tested currently and should become available by October 2012. Similarly, airbags too will make it to the Force One SUV a while later, in 2013. Given that the competition will offer all these features right from the very beginning, Force Motors may want to speed up their development program to ensure that they don’t get left behind. That said, these safety features have to be thoroughly tested before the launch and hence Force Motors seems to be taking the extra time for development.