New Delhi: In some Indian metros and tier-2 cities, order books for the recently launched Urbania van from Force Motors are open at a nominal fee of Rs. 1 Lac.
There are three different wheelbase options for the full-size van: short (3,350 mm), medium (3,615 mm), and long (4,400 mm).
The four-wheeler is underpinned by a new modular monocoque panel van platform and comes with a 2.6-litre diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz.
Force Motors, one of India's largest producers of commercial vehicles, is currently the market leader in the mini-van and full-size van categories.
The brand new Urbania is the spiritual successor to the revered Traveler Van. The brand's 17-seat panel van model has been built completely from scratch, resulting in a vehicle with low overall NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels.
With a long clamshell hood, a mono-slat grille with "Urbania" badging, vertically stacked halogen headlights with C-shaped LED DRLs, bumper-mounted fog lights, and a wide air dam, the Force Urbania reflects the brand's new design philosophy obeys.
Large doors, rectangular windows, flared wheel arches and steel wheels with attractive covers frame the van on either side.
There are rear taillamps which can be mounted vertically.
The all-new Force Urbania is powered by a 2.6-litre diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz which is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The maximum power output of the motor is 115 hp, and its maximum torque is 350 Nm.
The interiors of the Force Urbania feature a contemporary cabin with a car-like feel, and seating capacity ranges from 10 seats (short wheelbase) to 17 seats (long wheelbase).
The van is equipped with touchscreen infotainment system, semi-digital instrument cluster, premium fabric upholstery, manual air conditioning with multiple rear AC vents, multifunctional steering wheel, dual airbags, ABS and EBD.
The base short wheelbase (10-seater) variant of the Force Urbania is priced in India at Rs. 28.99 lakh, and the long wheelbase (17-seater) variant is priced at Rs. 31.25 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). The van can be reserved for a nominal fee of Rs. 1 Lac.