Force Motors launches Traveller-26, the world's largest monocoque van

16/10/2012 - 13:33 | ,   | Nithyanandh K

Force Motors has launched the world’s largest monocouque van today, called as the Force Traveller-26.

Force Traveller-26 front three quartersForce Traveller-26Force Traveller-26 school bus variant side prodile

The Traveller-26 comes as the most advanced van from Force Motors.

The 26 seater is powered by a 129 PS, 295 Nm common rail diesel engine which is made under license from Daimler AG, Germany. The Traveller-26 packs in a plethora of segment firsts to set itself apart from its rivals.

Force Motors Traveller 26Force Motors Traveller-26 front

The body is made up of pressed steel panel which are welded in a robotic environment. The vehicle was completely engineered and tooled in-house by Force Motors’ R&D team.

Best in class features of Force Traveller-26

  • Highest power to weight ratio in its category of 18 KW per tonne, as compared to 12 KW per tonne of other models
  • First LCV in India to use dual mass flywheel
  • Best in class efficiency; 15% more efficient than the competition
  • Safest drive in class with disc brakes on all wheels
  • Only vehicle in its class to adopt the Cathodic Electro Deposition (CED) dip painting process for the primer application, which offers highest protection against rust
  • Load conscious regulating valve and electronic indicators for wear and tear of brake pads are two safety highlights
  • Lowest floor height for easy entry and exit
  • Lowest center of gravity
  • Lowest NVH levels
  • Wide body interior of width 2.2 m , a wide aisle, full standing height and ample leg room.

The van is available in three variants –Standard, School bus and Deluxe - with 26 + D (Driver) seating capacity. Power steering is standard on all variants and the Deluxe comes with factory fitted AC.

Price of Traveller-26 (ex-showroom Pune)

  • Standard - Rs. 10.87 lakhs
  • School bus - Rs. 11.17  lakhs
  • Deluxe - Rs. 13.78 lakhs

The Force Traveller-26 will be initially made available through 27 dealerships across Maharastra and Goa.

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