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Old 15th July 2011, 15:53   #361
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Somehow 12L does not seem believable for this quality . spec list. But all this could suddenly start making sense at a different price point.

The new safari (merlin) coming up would be in the same price brand with a previous reputation, and improved features and quality. The Force one can end up being a non starter if positioned incorrectly.
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@ 4x4 addict,

You just cant stand this Force One contraption, can you??
I can't stand this idiotic company period. This is a company that had access to Mercedes technology before Anand Mahindra learnt to spell Renault. Yet, they slept while the Indian Automotive Industry made great strides. Now they plan to make up for it, buy repackaging a chinese tin can, cutting a check to Lotus for their name. Frankly I don't think this vehicle is moving far from the factory.

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Force should overhaul their 'premium' strategy and go for the sub 9 lac price, there are plenty of Indians who like a big car especially if the cheaper.

I just feel bad that Force wasted so much time and effort on this chinese misadventure when there was far more potential in a revamped Trax/Judo range.
Precisely mate. They should have set their aim on the Bolero by giving a superior Judo/Gama or what ever else it is called these days. Instead the wear diapers and go to battle Innova, Aria, Safari Merlin and W201. Great Strategy...
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BEST EXAMPLE OF COPYING

So the mathematical equation is

FORCE "FORCE 1"= FORCE BADGE + http://www.fdqc.com/en/products.asp?xtitleid=8
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I can't stand this idiotic company period. This is a company that had access to Mercedes technology before Anand Mahindra learnt to spell Renault. Yet, they slept while the Indian Automotive Industry made great strides. Now they plan to make up for it, buy repackaging a chinese tin can, cutting a check to Lotus for their name. Frankly I don't think this vehicle is moving far from the factory.
Technology transfers depend on the providers' willingness too right?

If you yourself cannot stand this company, do you think Germans (and of all, Mercedes!) will get excited by hearing proposals from Force?

Mr. Anand was 'very very very' lucky to get a naive bunch of management from Renault. And of course his team 'used' them properly. But Mercedes is no Renault.

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Daimler AG licenses SUV technology to FORCE Motors| Zigwheels.com
Supply of an upgraded version of Daimler's 2.2 litre engine will facilitate the entry of FORCE motors into India's growing SUV
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Most of you may not like this news, But the fact is that ALL Mercedes car engines sold in India are manufactured at Force Motors facility. Force Motors is exporting many engine parts to Germany for use in European markets.

Agreed that the company is not where it should have been, but the change has started already.
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Also in today's news in 'The Hindu', it was said that Merc had transferred 'product technology' to Force motors for an MPV.
So it's confirmed and official about the minivan from Force.
Hope it's not the Vaneo or first gen Vito, but rather would be happy with the second gen Vito or maybe even the Sprinter,though the Viano is welcome it most probably won't be launched.
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Yesterday I saw a placard placed outside the force dealer place with a coming soon sign and a pic of an suv. it was no were in resemblance to the vehicle pics we have been seeing in the net. Will try to visit them some time and see if I can get more details.
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Most of you may not like this news, But the fact is that ALL Mercedes car engines sold in India are manufactured at Force Motors facility. Force Motors is exporting many engine parts to Germany for use in European markets.
This is not true. They supply some older engines and gearboxes for the earlier version of G-wagen still used for defence markets.

None of the latest engines in the latest Mercedes cars are made by Force Motors.

Let us stick to the facts...
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Obviously not all..CBU engines are made in Turkey (mostly)/Germany(some).

I meant cars assembled in India.

The assembly was shifted some time before from Akurdi to Urse IIRC due to expansion.
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Spotted a Force SUV test mule in peak hour traffic in Kothrud last week (of all places!) No pics unfortunately as I was busy negotiating b2b traffic.
The test mule was headed in the opposite direction but it took a U turn and was then following me. I got into the left lane and slowed down to a crawl to have a better look but the test mule was having issues negotiating traffic. I dont think Force would like the test data they gathered that evening!
I finally got fed up of waiting and left for home
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launch date confirmed for aug 19th.

@ intercon mumbai

ads will start on aug 21st.
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This is not true. They supply some older engines and gearboxes for the earlier version of G-wagen still used for defence markets.

None of the latest engines in the latest Mercedes cars are made by Force Motors.

Let us stick to the facts...
Force Motors assembles Engines & Rear Axles for Mercedes from CKD kits supplied to them.
So MB save some money on duties.

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The Force One SUV is being launched on the 19th of August.

The details of the Dealers, Sales Managers are provided on the website linked below.

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WOW! one more SUV in the market to choose from. I have read on the net that it is carrying Merc engine which is a decade old but is now licensed to Force Motors for manufacturing. Interesting that ForceOne is being launched on Aug 19th and there is really no buzz in the market yet.
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