Force Motors has launched the world’s only 26-seater monocoque Panel Van. 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 129bhp / 295 Nm, Common Rail engine made under license from Daimler AG., Germany. It 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. To start with, the Traveller 26 will be available through 27 dealers in Maharashtra and Goa priced at Rs. 10,87,600 ex showroom Delhi.
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. The special clutch lining is designed for frequent start-stop operations common in short distance bus operations. Traveller 26 offers best in class fuel efficiency, it is 15pc more fuel efficient than comparable models. Traveller 26 is the only 26 seater with monocoque construction offering outstanding structural strength and unmatched durability.
Traveller 26 is also 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. Traveller 26 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 Traveller 26 is fully tooled up and designed by the R&D team in Force Motors, it is entirely made of pressed steel panels welded in an automated and robotic environment. It is backed by the company’s manufacturing experience spanning over 5 decades and supported by country wide network of over 180 dealers fully equipped with trained manpower, special tools and ample stock of reasonably prices spare parts.
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