Force Motors had recently announced its plans to launch more passenger cars. The Pune based automaker plans to foray into MPVs with the launch of a Daimler sourced machine. This machine which will be sourced from Daimler is none other than the Mercedes-Benz Viano MPV. Force Motors plans to build its MPV under license from the German automaker. The company will bring down a complete assembly line from Daimler to its plant in Pithampur. This 8-seater MPV will be launched in 2013 and should be priced around Rs. 15 lakhs.
The Mercedes-Benz Viano is based on the Vito commercial panel van. The Viano made its first appearance in 1996 and is currently in its second generation. The Viano is available in both front and rear-wheel drive configurations and comes in a three lenghts and two wheelbases. Traditionally powered by a variety of petrol and diesel engines, the Force Motors’ version of the Viano will use the same motor that powers the Force One SUV.