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Force Motors names T1N concept as Urbania

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Force Traveller has been a unique product offering in the market. In the 13 to 21-seater segment, the Traveller is a market leader. Hence, the next-generation product which will replace it has been awaited by a lot of people with bated breath. Force Traveller is used as a school bus, staff bus, ambulance, tour and travel applications, as well as cargo and other applications across the country. 

Design of the Force Urbania 

Force Motor has named the next-gen modular monocoque van platform as the Urbania. The codename was T1N. The panel van was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Serial production has commenced and the first lot of the vehicles will be dispatched to dealers in the next 15 days. 

On the outside, the Urbania gets LED DRLs, projector headlamps, and tail lamps with light guide technology. It also gets a car-like steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustability.

According to Force Motors, the Urbania is the first vehicle in its category to offer crash and rollover compliance with airbags for the driver and co-driver. It comes with ventilated disc brakes all around, supported by ESP, ABS, EBD and ETDC.

The suspension consists of independent suspension with transverse springs at the front, which is a first-in-segment feature. 

Powertrain of the Force Urbania 

The Urbania is powered by a Mercedes-sourced diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 113 BHP and a peak torque of 350 Nm @ 1,400-2,200 rpm.

Variants of the Force Urbania 

Force Motors is offering the following options for the Urbania van –

  1. 3350 mm short wheelbase 10+D seating
  2. 3615 mm medium wheelbase 13+D seating 
  3. 4400 mm long wheelbase 17+D seating

Production and Markets of the Force Urbania

Force Motors has invested INR 1000 crore for the production of this panel van. It will also be sold in the Middle East, Africa, ASEAN and South American markets. Force claims that the Urbania will offer a better value proposition compared to European and American competitors.

Also Read – Force Motors reveals T1N minibus with diesel & electric motor options.