Talking to IndianAutosBlog last month, Force Motors MD Prasan Firodia sounded very optimistic about the chances of his company's new SUV in the affordable SUV-deprived Indian market. When quizzed about the striking resemblance this 12 lakh rupee SUV bears with the Foday Explorer of China he responded that there are imported parts coming in from both Thailand and China.
He pointed out that these were soft components which make up the vehicle' interior to keep tooling cost from sky-rocketing. Key mechanical components have been developed by leading suppliers or by Force in-house.
Firodia confirmed that his SUV will have the same powertrain found on the Mercedes Benz C220 CDI (displacing 2,143cc). The power and torque ratings will vary as the application differs. Force is not worried about a delay in the launch considering the product quality was a top priority. IAB expects the product to be launched by the end of July. The company sells Traveller, Trax, Trump and its passenger application Trump Trip is expected shortly. Can we see a 'T' name on this product as well?
Source - Anything-on-Wheels.blogspot.com