The 2019 Force Trax (facelift) has been spotted undergoing cold-weather tests in Leh by Yayaati, a reader of Cartoq. The updated model, which should go on sale in the coming months, is said to be powered a BSVI-compliant diesel engine.
In July 2018, a heavily camouflaged unit of the Force Trax was spotted by an IAB reader in Pune. That said, what was being considered to be the next generation of the utilitarian people-mover could have been the upgraded version that has been spied recently.
The 2019 Force Trax will feature new soft parts at its front- and rear-end. The facade will offer clear lens headlamps that seem to be bigger than the units on the current model. Even the upper grille and the bumper should be renewed, while the fenders will likely sport a revised plastic cladding. Like the test mule, the production model will ride on steel wheels but with full wheel covers. The rear will feature vertically stacked tail lamps mounted on either side of the rear door. Currently, the Trax offers horizontally-mounted units on the rear bumper.
The most significant change will lie under the hood. Currently, the Force Trax is powered by a BSIV-compliant 2.0-litre diesel motor that outputs a maximum power of 67 bhp and a peak torque of 175 Nm. With the revised version, however, the Pune-based company would offer a BSVI-compliant oil burner perhaps well ahead of the 1 April 2020 deadline.
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It may be noted here that other than attaining compliance to BSVI emission norms, the 2019 Force Trax range will have to adhere with the updated safety standards set under the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP). This will warrant the provision of ABS, driver's side airbag, front seatbelt reminder, reverse parking sensors, and high-speed warning as a part of the standard equipment list. The carmaker is even expected to make structural revisions to help the MUV meet the stringent norms.
[Source - cartoq.com]