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Force Motors launches the world's largest monocoque bus

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Force Motors, makers of the famous Traveller range of mini buses has thoroughly upgraded the vehicle. First shown at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi, the new Traveller 26 boasts of being the largest monocoque bus in the world with seating capacity ranging from 20 to 30 passengers.

Powering the new Force Traveller 26 is a 2.2-litre, common rail diesel engine sourced from Daimler AG. This very motor is also offered in the Force One, Force Motors SUV. In this guise, it produces 127 bhp of max power and nearly 30 kgm of peak torque. The motor features a dual mass flywheel, a first on an LCV in India while a new 5-speed manual transmission is also on offer. Force Motors claims that the fuel efficiency is about 15 per cent better than comparable models from rivals.

The Traveller 26 comes packed with a lot technical highlights, including a load conscious regulating valve, electronic indicators for wear and tear of brake pads and ventilated disc brakes on all four-wheels. The wider footprint and lower centre of gravity make the Traveller a better handler while the low ride height helps in easy entry and exit from the vehicle.

Force Motors has priced the vehicle at Rs 10,87,600 ex-showroom, Delhi