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Old 9th January 2020, 18:10   #1
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Default Force Motor's next-gen monocoque bus, the T1N unveiled

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A test mule of what appears to be a Force Traveller 4020 Super has been spotted. In addition to a redesigned exterior, the vehicle is also likely to get a BS6 compliant engine.

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The spy images suggest that the new Traveller 4020 Super is likely to get a redesigned front fascia. The test vehicle has circular headlamps and indicators. It appears to have a longer bonnet and a sloping windshield. At the rear, it has a split tailgate and vertical tail lamp clusters.

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In its current configuration, the Traveller 4020 Super is offered with a 2.6-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 89 BHP @ 2,800 rpm and 250 Nm @ 1,400-2,400 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Details of the BS6 compliant engine are not yet known.

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Default Re: Scoop! Force Traveller 4020 Super BS6 spied

Force is so desperate for publicity that it is now sharing scoops itself. Not just that, even the caption has been suggested!

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Default Force Motors new van T1N spotted

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Force T1N has been spotted. This is the company’s new van, which is due to be launched on 22nd of January 2020. The Force T1N is an amazing new van, looking at its windshield angle. Heavily camouflaged test mule of a large van spotted in Pune. Slope of windshield is unlike any current Indian vans. Could it be the next offering from Force Motors?

Force Motors invitation states the next generation Shared Mobility Solution. This does seem exciting. We aren’t certain on what all will be different on it. However, we do expect a new platform or a heavily modified Traveller platform for this vehicle. In terms of the powertrain, there is the 2.2-litre Daimler engine, which is already the workhorse on the Force Gurkha and even then Force One. The company’s current traveller also has the same powertrain with a different state of tune.
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They want to put up a competitor to their own very successful Traveller ? Wonder if it is a replacement / upgrade / down-grade ? Replacement for the Traveller would not be a wise move, considering the success of the Traveller. Unless they have something far better.
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The proportions look absolutely comparable to Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the successor to the Mercedes-Benz T1/TN/T1N Transporter that the original Tempo/Force Traveller is based on! So seems logical!
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Wow, if this goes well. This could be the answer to space where there are no worthy offerings, despite Tata's not so reliable Winger.

People movers choose Force for every offering from 9 seats until 23 essentially due to its serviceability and reliability, but when it comes to smaller capacities within 13 seats around traveller typically is an overkill essentially due to its size as well as tall stance.
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From the pics:
1. Apart from the front driver and passenger door, we can see a sliding door for the rear passengers.
2. The rear gate is typical tempo traveler style, hinges clearly visible.
3. The space above the windshield will probably accommodate a roof mounted a/c?
4. Hope we have a long side window at the rear rather than individual box windows.
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hi all,

the new force traveller T1N is now unveiled.

looks very interesting.

https://www.financialexpress.com/aut...eiled/1831321/
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Following the emergence of spyshots of a camouflaged prototype, Force Motors has officially revealed its ‘next generation shared mobility platform’, the Force T1N.
  • Currently in its final phase of validation and homologation process, the T1N is a monocoque panel van platform which has been under development by Force Motors for the last four years. Expected to replace the Pune-based van specialist’s popular Traveller family which has been in the market for several years, the T1N is a grounds up project which was developed by the company’s select group of 100 specialist engineers who then consulted global experts from several advanced countries to fine tune and improve the concept.
  • The Force T1N platform incorporates many first-in-country features including being the first van to qualify for crash and rollover protection even though the current regulations do not mandate it. Although the dashboard is not revealed yet, the company describes it to be car-like with drive and passenger airbags in addition to a tilt (and telescopic) adjustable steering wheel.
  • The people carrier is also equipped with ventilated disc brakes at front and rear, ABS, EBD, EDTC and ESP. The vehicle also gets first-in-segment independent front suspension with transverse parabolic springs. The monocoque platform has been designed in a 2-box configuration with the engine sitting outside the passenger cabin to ensure good NVH performance.
  • Force Motors says that the platform has been developed simultaneously for IC engines as well as 100% electric propulsion. Without revealing much in terms of specifications, the automaker has confirmed that the new BS6-ready diesel engine will develop 350 Nm of torque. There will also be a CNG variant and a pure electric drivetrain. We expect to know more on this front at the Auto Expo 2020 where the Force T1N will be showcased.
  • Force Motors is currently setting up a new facility at its Pithampur infrastructure including body shop with laser and robotic welding equipment to manufacture the new range of vans. Set to be launched towards the end of this year, the next generation Force Traveller vans will not only be marketed in India but will also be exported to select international markets like Middle East, ASEAN, South America and Africa.
IMO, this is launch of the day. Force Motors just nailed it.

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And Force has pulled a shocking surprise on everyone. I dont think there was any news of this vehicle till the recent spy shots. And who would have guessed this ?

This looks to be uniquely positioned - an EV in this segment. If configured well, and reliable, it can be a winner.


Btw, per my previous post - so it is a replacement for the so popular Traveller.
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Wow!! looks so much better and mature! A thorough European looking one!

Here's the official website with a partial side view

https://www.forcemotors.com/
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Here guys, we are seeing the face of the transit van/tourist van/ shuttle van to roam the Indian roads for the next two decades.

Just yesterday I was going through the Sprinters history to see if we are getting the first gen late 90s Sprinter (my fav) or the 2nd gen late 2000s one.

And viola. Force has gone and launched an EV version too!!!

Can't wait to see the variant combinations and permutations that are going to be launched.

Some pics from Rushlane.

Really can't make out if it's the first gen or second gen Sprinter
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Good to see Force Motor back in some action. This one looks too like the old Transit!

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Force is so desperate for publicity that it is now sharing scoops itself. Not just that, even the caption has been suggested!

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Hahaha!!

And lo and behold, the same caption is appearing in every scoop news! What a way to earn money and benefits for these automobile websites. I think I'm in the wrong business.

How much fun it would be to just ask for a G class or an AMG when I'm feeling down or a peppy convertible for my anniversary! God I'm in the wrong business!
And here our dear GTO gets a snub when he asks Ford for an Ecosport that too for a review!

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Considering its compatibility to both IC engine and electric motors its definitely not going to be a RWD.

That way they can fully utilize the front independent suspension for motor driven driveshafts and space under the body for battery pack.

A traveller without RWD is hard to imagine. The simplicity of maintenance of solid axles and leaf springs made it popular among commercial operators.
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