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Old 4th March 2015, 19:18   #31
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Makes me remember those huge old Suburbans,Expeditions and Range Rovers that were modded and running in the streets of Riyadh.

Sure, why not the Toofan , but i do really think they could have done away with the excessive rear overhang. With 16-18 seats it looks more like a minibus. Though at last they maybe forced to plonk the Gurkha 82bhp engine instead of the 60bhp version, considering the load these will carry.

Beats me why can't Force put at least tolerable interiors in the Trax Gama, give it the 82bhp engine and let it slowly fight with the Bolero in a small way.

Almost an year back the same ACI said the Trax would be up against Bolero, no where to be seen now.
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First thing that came to my mind on seeing this were the buses of early 1900s. Force can sell these as vintage buses.

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EDIT: Will this have a higher seating capacity than the Traveller?

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This contraption was used to haul staff inside the Akurdi plant since long time. It was used only inside the plant so no registration, number plates and ARAI approval required.

If FML manage one more row of seats, it can be classified as a bus i guess.
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What are the torque figures for this engine?

60 bhp does not matter much in case of a diesel vehicle. Even the bigger 10-seater Bolero has a 63 bhp engine.

It is the torque that determines the pulling power of this vehicle.

The Trax is a very old product. Earlier models did not have doors and were open. No one had an idea that the engine was a Mercedes engine then. The Trax Toofan probably suffers from the boot overhang problem. The rear is so stretched out that the issue would be obvious while driving at high speeds. Seating 13 people in this vehicle would put a lot of strain on the engine. But the product is priced sensibly.

The Trax Toofan would compete with the Sonalika Rhino Rx. It will not hamper Bolero sales.
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Force Motors could go to milk the Trax platform.
Seven-door Force Trax seen testing
Force Motors have this uncanny knack of extending and widening any platform. They executed a similar job on the Traveller also.
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I think this is a 2BHK.
With two balconies too.
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looks like those home made car carriers running on our roads, the chassis is too elongated, possibility of chassis flex under load and premature wear or snap is always there... I seriously hope this is a hoax, considering 18 people carrier (about 1.3 tons of payload), then brakes and tyres need to be seriously upgraded.
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look closely it is just beside the bump stop I like this vehicle , has awsome proportions , will be a good expedition vehicle with lots of space. In 4wd and diff lock plus p/s this is closest to defender available in india. Defender has lesser rear over hang though!
I guess the Force Gurkha team picked up the idea / name "Expedition" from your post.
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