Force Motors’ Next: An MPV based on the Mercedes Viano

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Force Motors have managed to grab the limelight with their recently launched, aggressively priced Force One SUV. The vehicle, boasting segment first features and coming across as a terrific VFM proposition has launched Force Motors strongly into the mainstream passenger vehicle segment. So what’s next from this MPV maker? Well, the company soon plans to introduce a 4×4 and ABS version of the Force One, along with a new SUV. But apart from that, a Mercedes-Benz Viano van based MPV is also very much on the cards.

Force Motors is installing a full assembly line of the Viano sourced from Daimler at its Pithampur plant. The new assembly line would create a new MPV based on Mercedes-Benz’s premium van, and make it available to us at a much lesser price. Expect the new MPV to be here by early 2013.

The Viano is an eight seater van which can essentially turn out to be a great option for tour operators if offered at the right price. For all we know, Force Motors may be able to price the MPV at a point where it competes with the likes of the Innova. The Viano is available internationally with the same 2.2-liter common rail diesel engine which powers the One SUV. The engine makes a lot for sense for such an application.

Apart from the new MPV which will be a premium product, Force Motors is also planning to strengthen its traditional product portfolio which comprises of vehicles such as the Traveller.

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