Next Gen Force Trax Variant Spotted in Pune
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
IAB reader Abhishek Joshi has sent us spy shots of this rather heavily camouflaged test mule of what appears to be a new UV from Force Motors. The vehicle was spotted in Pune city where the company is headquartered. It is likely to be the next gen Force Trax or new variant of the same.
As evident from the images here, the Force MPV has an extended wheelbase and could easily measure around 5 meters long. Like the current Trax variants, this one features a front facing first and second row followed by sideways facing benches. Or the area behind the second row could be a cargo space.
A closer look at the nose reveals a grille similar to that of the Force Trax Toofan Deluxe accompanied by circular headlamps. However, unlike the Trax, this one has vertically stacked tail lamps mounted on either side of the rear hatch instead of the rear bumper.
Currently, the Force Trax Toofan Deluxe is powered by the Daimler-based 2596 cc FM 2.6 CR four cylinder diesel engine that is BS IV compliant. It produces a maximum power of 85 bhp and a peak torque of 230 Nm and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It has a seating capacity of 12 including the driver.
This new generation model of the Trax Toofan is likely to be a derivative of the next-gen Trax that will also spawn the Trax Cruiser and Trax Cruiser Deluxe. These vehicles primarily target rural, semi-urban and outskirts of cities.