Force has finally launched the BS6 Trax Crusier and Toofan in the Indian market. It was first showcased early this year at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Indian government implemented the new BS6 emission norms on 1st April 2020. We saw many vehicles getting discontinued in our market. Many of them were updated as per the new emission norms and continued to be on sale. There were some vehicles in the market, which were planned to be updated, but because of the ongoing situation that could not happen. Force showcased the new BS6 Trax Cruiser at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new 2020 Force Trax will be offered in four different trim levels namely- Trax Cruiser, Trax Cruiser Deluxe, Trax Toofan and Trax Toofan Deluxe.
The Pune based automaker has launched it in India at a starting price of Rs 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry-level Cruiser trim and goes all the way up to Rs 12.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec Toofan Deluxe trim. The main difference between Deluxe and non-Deluxe trim is that the former will get an air conditioner, while the latter will be offered without AC. Apart from getting a new BS6-compliant powertrain, the updated model of the car gets a more potent engine, new longer and wider body, new chassis, new upmarket interiors, ABS with EBD and much so on. In terms of dimensions, the new Force Trax is 5,120 mm long, 1,818 mm wide, 2,027 mm height and has a wheelbase of 3,050.
Moreover, it stands 160 mm above the ground level. It employs a 215/75 section tyre, wrapped around the 15-inch wheel. Mechanically, it derives power from a 2.6-litre four-pot diesel motor that produces 90bhp of power at 3,200 rpm and 250 Nm of peak torque at 1,400-2,400 rpm. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed MT. Suspension duties are done by an independent wishbone up front and a left sprint unit at the back. All the trims feature ABS with EBD as a standard fitment. Braking system comprises of disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The automaker has not mentioned airbags or reverse parking sensors in the official brochure.