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Old 6th February 2016, 16:32   #1
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Force Motors' line up for Auto Expo 2016 included various versions of the Traveller. The company also displayed the Gurkha off-roader, which has been seen in action at the 2014 & 2015 editions of the Rain Forest Challenge India, and engines and axles that it manufactures for BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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The Traveller Smart Citibus has a monocoque construction. It measures 6,770 mm in length, 2,225 mm in width and 2,670 mm in height (2,870 mm with roof mounted AC). It has a wheelbase of 4,020 mm and a kerb weight of 5,570 kg.

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A look at the rear end. Notice the reversing camera at the top:
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LED destination display located at the top:
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A side step for the front passengers, none for the ones getting into the rear:
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Powered by a 2,149cc, BS-III compliant diesel engine that puts out 129 BHP and 300 Nm of torque. A 2,596cc, BS-III compliant CNG unit is also available:
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ABS with EBD is optional:
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Emergency exit is located at the rear right:
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Dashboard has a GPS navigation system mounted on it:
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Basic four-spoke steering wheel:
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Instrument cluster consists of a digital odometer and trip meter and analogue tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge:
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An old-school fan keeps the driver cool. Huge convex mirror located next to it:
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A closer look at the gear lever. Notice the odd positioning of reverse gear:
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Glove box is located at the left:
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21+D seating capacity, 2x1 seating configuration, fixed seats:
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The first row of seats is reserved for senior citizens:
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Wheel well hampers legroom for this seat:
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The Smart Citibus comes with two emergency exits - one is located at the rear, behind the last row of seats. Notice the hammer located at the top left corner:
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The second emergency exit is located at the rear right:
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The procedure to operate the emergency exit located at the rear right:
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Jack knife door for passengers:
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The door can be operated automatically or manually by shifting this lever:
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Emergency opening system of the jack knife door:
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A closer look at one of the grab handles:
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CCTV camera is located above the driver's seat:
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An LED destination display lets passengers know about the next stop:
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The Smart Citibus comes with a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher:
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A stop request button has been provided:
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The Traveller Delivery Van is available in 4 wheelbases ranging from 3,050 mm to 4,020 mm. The 4,020 mm version is available in two body styles - regular and wide body. The vehicle featured here is the Wider Body-4020.

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This van has a monocoque body that measures 6,770 mm in length, 2,225 mm in width and 2,670 mm in height:
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Powered by a 3,245cc, BS-IV compliant diesel engine that develops 114 BHP and 320 Nm of torque. A BS-III complaint 2,149cc motor is also available:
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Simple and straightforward dashboard. Steering wheel is a four-spoke affair:
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Air-conditioning to keep the occupants of the cabin cool:
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While the driver gets an adjustable bucket seat, the passenger gets a fixed bench that can seat two persons:
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Driver's side door pad gets a bottle holder:
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Safety kit includes a fire extinguisher:
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The van gets sliding doors on both sides of the cargo box:
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Rear doors open 270 degrees and do not hamper the loading / unloading process:
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Inner dimensions of the cargo box are 4,653 mm (l) x 2,000 mm (w) x 1,880 mm (h). Payload = 2,500 kg:
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While the inner sides of the cargo box get plastic cladding...
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...the roof gets none:
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This window allows the occupants of the cabin to keep an eye on the cargo:
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The Traveller Advanced Multi-stretcher Ambulance is designed to carry 6 medic staff + 4 patients + 1 driver.

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The Ambulance is 6,770 mm long, 2,225 mm wide and 2,670 mm tall with a wheelbase of 4,020 mm:
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Warning lights and siren located on the roof:
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Flashing warning lights located at various places:
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The ambulance uses a 2,149cc, BS-III compliant diesel engine that puts out 129 BHP and 300 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed transmission. It is equipped with ABS + EBD and air suspension:
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The rear of the vehicle is full of life saving equipment:
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Storage compartments located along the top:
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This ramp makes it easier to load or unload stretchers:
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Window between the cabin and medical compartment:
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Public address system mounted on the dashboard:
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Controls for the air-conditioning:
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Switches for the air-suspension and lights:
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Driver's seat is height adjustable:
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Safety equipment includes a fire extinguisher:
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MCBs for the medical equipment are located behind the driver's seat:
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The Traveller First Responder is used by the Fire and Rescue department. It measures 5,415 mm in length, 1,975 mm in width and 2,550 mm in height with a wheelbase of 3,350 mm. It is fitted with a winch in the front and powered by a 2,149cc, diesel engine that puts out 129 BHP.

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The dashboard houses the public address system and switches for the siren, lights, etc:
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The vehicle is loaded with fire fighting and rescue equipment:
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Tools are mounted on the rear door as well:
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An LED display cautions motorists:
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The Traveller Super is 5,415 mm long, 1,975 mm wide and 2,550 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,550 mm and a ground clearance of 210 mm. It is powered by a 2,596cc, diesel engine that produces 90 BHP and 250 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 5-speed gearbox. It has disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. ABS with EBD is available as well.

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The Traveller Super gets air suspension at the rear:
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Side step makes it easy for passengers to enter and exit:
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9+D seating capacity, 2x1 seating configuration:
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Seat backs feature grab handles, bottle holders and nets to keep books, magazines, etc:
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Seats can be reclined using these buttons. The armrest can be adjusted as well:
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Each row of seats gets a power outlet:
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Acres of space to keep luggage:
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TV screen to keep passengers entertained:
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Front doors come with power windows:
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The dashboard houses the controls for the air-conditioner, audio system head unit, 12V power outlet and switched for the lights, headlight leveller and air suspension:
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The Traveller Royale has a monocoque body and air suspension. It is powered by a 2,149cc, BS-III compliant diesel engine that puts out 129 BHP and 300 Nm of torque. It comes with a 5-speed transmission, ABS and EBD.

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The Royale measures 6,770 mm in length , 2,225 mm in width and 2,670 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 4,020 mm and a ground clearance of 190 mm.Kerb weight = 3,050 kg:
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The luggage compartment door is help up by pneumatic struts. The compartment has a light as well:
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Emergency exit is located on the right side at the rear:
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Simple and edgy dashboard houses a GPS unit, an audio system head unit and an air-conditioner control unit. A ice box is also provided:
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This vehicle's interiors have been customised by Pinnacle:
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Ambient lighting along the steps:
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15+D seating capacity, 2x1 seating configuration, reclining seats:
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All seats come with lap belts:
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Seat backs have grab handles on both sides:
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Separate air-conditioner vents and reading lamps for each seat:
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Each row of seats gets a USB charging port:
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A TV screen to keep the passengers entertained:
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A sunroof is provided as well:
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The Force Gurkha EOV 4x4x4 has also been displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo. Check it out.

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Force Motors assembles engines for two of the most popular luxury car manufacturers in the world - BMW and Mercedes-Benz:
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This is the 3.0-litre 6-cylinder diesel unit that is used in the 5-Seres, 7-Series, X3 and X5. It produces 255 BHP and 560 Nm of torque:
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BMW's 3-Series, 5-Series, X3 and GT cars use this 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which develops 187 BHP and 400 Nm of torque:
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M 274 petrol engine (Mercedes-Benz C-Class):
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OM 651 diesel engine (Mercedes-Benz E-Class):
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OM 642 V6 diesel engine (Mercedes-Benz S-Class):
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Force Motors also assembles axles for Mercedes-Benz cars. Here's the rear axle of the C-Class:
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Rear axle of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class:
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Force Motors also showcased the engines and gearboxes that it uses in its own range of vehicles:
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G 32-M/5 syncromesh gearbox - 5F + 1 R, max torque = 320 Nm:
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G 28-M/5 syncromesh gearbox - 5F + 1R, max torque = 250 Nm:
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I am really impressed with how far Force Motors has come. The Traveller comes across as a very dynamic platform. Just wondering as to how BMW and Mercedes Benz, both competitors ended up selecting the same company as engine manufacturer.
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I must say FM has good ideas and very good imagination about the product offerings.

BUT, they will remain an "also ran company"! until they know how to implement and execute these ideas and imagination.
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Yes, really impressed with the range of customization provided by each platforms. Nice that they are providing dedicated models for fire service, ambulances, etc. Hopefully they will come on their own soon.
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This thread has some usual stuff from Force and some engine stuff which many of us did not even know.

Knew that OM616, the workhorse of the Travellers were of Mercedes origin but wow they do make the motors for the top German brands as well!

The Traveller range is pretty good for a monocoque with great suspension but felt that their engines were very measly for the vehicles. Wonder why they did not display any other version of the Gurkha or Trax or I missed it
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Oh How I wished that they had displayed something of 3050 or 3350 models.
I was anxiously waiting for them. These two are perfect choices for decent size CARAVAN that I am building but something new would have given me more ideas for same.
The dashboard quality also seems to have gone down & so does the passenger seats.
All that they have done is display different version of Traveller 26.

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Thanks for the detailed coverage Aditya!

Excellent effort from Force Motors.

I only wish that they put effort into actually trying to sell & service their products.

Just some things I didn't like that I'd like to point out:

Regarding the Traveller Smart Citibus - this is meant for the rural / small town market, I guess.
  • Why use a tacky add on aftermarket fan for the driver? Why not design something that looks integrated at-least, and why ignore the passengers? In this day & age, is it really necessary to make a transporter non-AC?
  • The wheel well intruding into passenger space.
Regarding the Traveller Delivery Van - that passenger bench seat is just horrid, plus no option for passenger seat-belts.

Regarding the Traveller Super - a partition between the passenger seating area & the luggage area will improve aesthetics and prevent luggage from intruding into passenger space.

Regarding the Traveller Royale - the green accent lighting looks tacky, in the pictures. Maybe a softer, dimmer accent would look better in my opinion.

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