Force Motors launches world’s only monocoque panel van Traveller 26

The company has priced the vehicle at Rs 10,87,600 ex-showroom,Delhi.

Written by Express News Service | Published:October 17, 2012 4:19 am

The company has priced the vehicle at Rs 10,87,600 ex-showroom,Delhi

Automotive major Force Motors launched the world’s only 26-seater monocoque panel van in the city on Tuesday. The Traveller 26 is loaded with several path breaking and novel features offered for the first time in mid size bus (20 – 30 seats) segment.

Traveller 26 is powered by the 129 Ps / 295 Nm,common rail engine made under license from Daimler AG.,Germany and boasts of the highest power to weight ratio in its category of 18 kw per tonne as compared to 12kw per tonne of comparable models.

Dual mass fly wheel technology has been used for the first time on an LCV in India — this absorbs low end vibrations and ensures smooth ride even at low speeds. The advanced 5 speed synchromesh gearbox,offers low friction and smooth transmission while the special clutch lining is designed for frequent start-stop operations common in short distance bus operations. Traveller 26 is 15 per cent more fuel efficient than comparable models.

The vehicle is the only 26-seater with monocoque construction offering outstanding structural strength and unmatched durability. It is the only vehicle in its class to adopt the cathodic electro deposition dip (C.E.D) painting process for primer application thus offering the highest levels of rust protection. The sixth generation paint shop ensures car like top coat finish and gloss retention. It is the only vehicle in its category with ventilated disk brakes on all wheels ensuring top class and sure stops braking. The HI circuit,load conscious regulating valve (LCRV) and newly offered electronic indicators for wear and tear of brake pads set new standards for passenger safety. With several more firsts like lowest floor height for easy entry and exit,lowest center of gravity for superb ride stability,lowest NVH levels for car like ambience,the Traveller 26 offers unmatched seating comfort with wide body interior of 2.2 meters,a wide aisle,full standing height and ample leg room.

The vehicle is fully tooled up and designed by the Research and Development (R&D) team in Force Motors and is entirely made of pressed steel panels welded in an automated and robotic environment. The Traveller 26 is a unique combination of outstanding performance,excellent fuel economy,unmatched strength,total safety and maximum comfort,making it an ideal choice for corporates,fleet owners,tour and travel operators,hospitality industry and school bus operators. To start with,the vehicle will be available through 27 dealers in Maharashtra and Goa priced at Rs 10,87,600 ex showroom ,Delhi.

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