Force Citiline Is the Indian 10-Seat SUV With a Mercedes-Benz Engine

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The Force Citiline is the Indian MUV (multi-utility vehicle) that got a Mercedes-Benz-sourced diesel engine that only develops 90 horsepower. It is an engine that has to pull a ten-seat model that looks pretty much like a bus.

The vehicle that Force Motors produces measures 5,120 mm (201.6 inches) in length and sports a wheelbase of 3,050 mm (120 inches). The car follows the angular lines of the G-Class off-roader and even features the spare wheel case at the rear. But it comes with an elongated boxy silhouette and a different front fascia. It’s got four rows and ten full-size seats for the whole family and whoever else wants to get on board, all facing forward, in a 2+3+2+3 layout.

The Citiline is based on the Trax Toofan and Trax Cruiser that the carmaker launched back in the 1990s and has not updated much through the years. The three look pretty much the same, but the new Citiline is the one that seems to have been looking for the key to the premium segment. Customers can order the other two with 11 or 13 seats as well.

To all these four rows, occupants have to reach through the four regular-sized four doors. But they get a helping hand from the fact that the second row can fold with a 60:40 split.

Air conditioning, ABS, and EBD are a few of the features on the basic equipment list. Customers must also know that there are no alloy wheels and no other interior options available

What powers the Force Citiline is a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 2.6-liter four-cylinder common-rail turbo diesel engine. It only develops 90 horsepower (91 PS) and 184.4 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque, transferred to all four corners via a five-speed manual gearbox. It is the only transmission option available in the lineup.

On the Indian market, the vehicle starts at 15,93,953 Rs, which is the equivalent of approximately $18,400.

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