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17 October 2012

Force Traveller 26 is a people mover

... and this time it's not an MPV we are talking about

Abhinav Mishra
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Now, we all know Force motors for their Traveller vans. While they are mostly seen transporting people, for a lucky few, it has been converted into a small comfy living room by a coachbuilder. Now for those people who are looking for extra seats to fit in more passengers, or coachbuilders looking for that few extra feet of precious space this is news for you.

Force has introduced a bigger version called the Traveller 26. As the name suggests, the vehicle has seating for 26 passengers. It is powered by the 127bhp/295Nm, Common Rail engine that sends power to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine is being produced under license from Daimler AG., Germany. For stopping all that mass, the Traveller 26 comes equipped with disc-brakes on all four-wheels. Apart from being a segment first, this also increases safety.

For the time being the Force Traveller 26 will come in three variants – a school bus, a basic variant and an AC bus variant. There will be a other versions like an Ambulance that will follow eventually. Force has launched the Traveller 26 in the western region of India, starting with Maharashtra and Goa for Rs 10.87 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi. Launches in other regions of India will follow soon after.

Tags: force motors, force, traveller



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