BS has reported that the next passenger vehicle that will be launched by Force Motors which has been announced as an MPV will be based on the Viano.  The report on BS suggests that it is actually the Viano for which Force Motors will acquire rights from Daimler AG and manufacture it in India. The report also suggests that Force Motors is in the process of acquiring the plant itself from Daimler AG.  The Trax which is also a rugged people’s mover is also getting a make over.  Here is what BS has to say

“While the Trax is on its way to getting a complete refresh, the bigger news is the introduction of an MPV built under licence from Daimler. And that MPV is also known as the Mercedes-Benz Viano. Force Motors is bringing in a whole plant from Daimler and installing it in Pithampur to produce the eight-seater MPV. It will be expected by the first quarter of 2013, or by late 2012 if all goes according to plan. Following the MPV will be another premium SUV based on the Force One, which will follow later.”