The Hindu newspaper has reported today that Force Motors is divesting more of its stake in the Man Force Trucks Private Limited in favour of its joint venture partner MAN AG of Germany. Initially when the JV came into being, Force Motors held 70% of it (in 2005-06) but gave 50% share holding to MAN by 2008 and now it is relinquishing more of its holding to give control of the JV to MAN AG. The reason behind this move and the actual percentage that MAN has been further given is not yet clear. Conjectures are that the capital raised this way will be used by Force Motors to get into passenger vehicle space into which it has debuted with the Force One SUV. Another new product, believed to the Mercedes Viano van, is expected next year with upgrades to the Trax range also being planned for the near future.