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Old 24th June 2011, 13:13   #301
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I am a bit confused here. Is the name of the new SUV 'Force One' or 'One'?

If it's the former, won't it be called 'Force Force One'? And that sounds really awkward.
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Saw these test mules going towards Leh on Leh Manali road near Rohtang Pass
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Saw these test mules going towards Leh on Leh Manali road near Rohtang Pass
excellent. by far the clearest pictures of the test mule. this is quite a large vehicle. the camouflage almost make it disappear against the stone wall
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Saw these test mules going towards Leh on Leh Manali road near Rohtang Pass
These are beautiful images of the SUV. Howeer, I wish it was not camouflaged... would have looked as a beautiful portfolio pictures of a countryside loving owner.
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I am a bit confused here. Is the name of the new SUV 'Force One' or 'One'?

If it's the former, won't it be called 'Force Force One'? And that sounds really awkward.
You are right. "Force Force One" is pretty funny. But I guess they have taken a leaf out of similar naming practices such as Mazda 2, 3 , 6 etc. So there is no confusion here. People always call it as Mazda 3 and not as Mazda Mazda 3.
Anyway naming the car should be the least of their concerns.
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1) The car is very large by any means. I wonder how tough it will be to find a parking spot for this vehicle. Its really large. IMO, going by the images, I think that the car larger prsence than Safari, just as good as Fortuner IMHO.

2) If this car is going to be powered by a 2.2 mill, I think it will just about sufficient. This car needs a bigger 3.0 mill, more powerful than Fortuner.

3) Pricing. Anything above Rs. 12 lakh will not be good. Even trusted names like Maruti and Hyundai have failed at Rs. 10 lakh and above. Hyundai did have a diesel mill, but still could not make it. And not to forget that there are more established players like Toyota ( with Innova ), Tata and Mahindra. Mahindra in particular has made quite a name with help of Bolero.

4) The right wiper is not working in images uploaded by Gill22g. Quality issue since beginning ? Or that wiper is absent ? Does not give a positive impression any way. And given the layout its not that the car has unique wiper like in Civic/Aria. And the shape also proves that this is not the only wiper the SUV is likely to have.
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Awesome pics! very picturesque ones. And the second picture is hilarious with the Force one using its 'Camouflage' Literally
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there is a news in today's marathi newspaper Maharashtra times. sorry pic is taken from mobile cam. but you can see teased front.
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Here is a video of the Force One SUV spotted:





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I like the 'homemade' version of the 3M swirl camo seen on BMW test mules.
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If this car is going to be powered by a 2.2 mill, I think it will just about sufficient. This car needs a bigger 3.0 mill, more powerful than Fortuner.
Engines of today don't necessarily follow the bigger-is-better concept. A 3.0L Fortuner develops 343 Nm torque while a 2.2L Freelander does as much as 420 Nm.

I think the Force One with the 2.2 Merc-tech engine should have reasonably good figures.
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Default Re: Force Motors SUV to be launched. EDIT: Spotted again. Pics on pg.18

Above image shows only a single wiper and the wiper shade on the glass too proves that, Is that enough for such a bulky SUV with that long nose? and that too they are testing it in Leh'

Camouflage may be was inspired from those walls in the pics is it ?
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The Force one - if that is indeed then name- is a tempting option to say the least, it is indeed expected to be priced reasonably, but the bigger worry is that this is the first time Force Motors is entering this customer segment and it really does not have the dealer ships to support such a vehicle. Now with the new Safari (merlin) due to be out soon, doubt the numbers that that this vehicle in esentially the same size, design and space segment can garner. It will require the picing to go significantly southward, which is not likely. Force is no M&M and such a vehicle by M&M would be lapped up by us eagerly, but force?
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Above image shows only a single wiper and the wiper shade on the glass too proves that, Is that enough for such a bulky SUV with that long nose? and that too they are testing it in Leh'

Camouflage may be was inspired from those walls in the pics is it ?
The single wiper looks too weak for such huge SUV. Looks to me like its just a temporary arrangement.
Test vehicle are usually fitted with dummy parts just to make sure that the very prominent new parts are under cover till the vehicle release.
I hope Force has designed a pair of good meaty wipers for their monster. Wiper in the photo obviosly looks cheap.
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The Force One has a Daimler engine. Given the right PR, this fact would act as a great USP. One-fifth of the battle won. Force can absolutely take no chances with the quality and the interiors of the vehicle. This is imperative for the Force One to even start competing with the other SUV / MUVs in the Indian market. Needs to rapidly increase its A. S. S. And not only increase, make it 'visible' to the people. Thats another one-fifth battle won for Force.

In all, the stakes are high (Porter's five forces) for Force to compete in the PV segnment. however, if it plays the cards right, a lot is to be gained for the company that was able to seriously compete with Mahindra, Tata, Piaggio and Bajaj in the CV segment.
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