Pune based automotive major Force Motors (India’s largest van maker) revealed today to the media the country’s first next generation shared mobility platform that has been simultaneously designed and developed for both Internal Combustion Engines and 100% Electric Drive.
The T1N is the first vehicle in this category in the country offering crash and rollover compliance with air bags for driver and co-driver even though current Indian legislation does not mandate them. In addition, T1N comes with large ventilated disk brakes on all four wheels with ABS, EBD, EDTC and ESP offering unmatched safety for its passengers. The T1N has been developed with global aspirations, it is design protected for plying in select markets of Middle East, Africa, ASEAN and South America where the T1N is expected to be an excellent value proposition vis a vis high premium products from Europe, Far East and USA.
Force Motors T1N development team then consulted with leading technology specialists, domain experts across the globe, in Italy, Spain, UK, Germany, Japan, USA to improve, refine and validate the platform to match international performance expectations. The T1N platform has been designed with a 2-box construction keeping the engine fully outside ensuring least NVH in passenger compartment. For the first time in this segment independent front suspension with transverse parabolic springs has been offered, giving it best in class ride quality.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors said, “As segment leaders, we considered it our duty to offer our customers not just what they need but what they aspire for, and hence we set about developing this truly world class next generation platform packaging leading edge technologies in every aspect. We are confident our customers will welcome it.”