Force Motors Ltd has launched a new model in its Traveller range of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). The new model is built on a monocoque chassis and is branded as “Traveller Monobus” . It will be available in 33- and 41-seater variants and is aimed at corporates, fleet owners, tour and travel operators, the hospitality industry and school bus operators. The vehicle will be powered by a Mercedes-Benz-derived 3.2-litre common rail engine rated at 115 BHP of power and 350 NM of torque. A five-speed gearbox, bolstered by double-cone synchronizer rings for reducing friction losses, handles the drive chain duties. The clutch is tuned for the urban crawl. The bus is 800kg lighter than the competition, courtesy the monocoque chassis, imparting it a better power-to-weight ratio and fuel efficiency.