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Latest on Ford: 23 July, 2015

American carmaker Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for about 8,000 vehicles in North America, including certain 2015-2016 Ford Explorer, 2015 Taurus and Flex. The list also includes Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles for an issue with the parking brake. As per the identified issue, the parking brake might not engage fully, which is a compliance issue with FMVSS 135 regarding brake systems. However, Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.


Ford has 30 cars models available in India out of which 8 are hatchbacks, 9 are sedans and 13 are SUVs. Ford has total of 13 petrol cars and 17 diesel cars. There are 3 automatic cars and 27 manual transmission cars to select from. Figo is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 4,33,257/- and the most expensive model is Endeavour with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 20,71,181/-. Figo is the latest car by Ford launched on 2014-09-15 and priced at Rs. 4,33,257/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on Figo. B Max, Focus and EcoSport are some of the upcoming Ford cars in 2015. Popular Ford cars in Jul-2015 are Classic, EcoSport and Figo. Find details on 138 Ford new car dealers across India.

Ford India Private Limited is the completely owned Indian subsidiary of globally acclaimed American car maker, Ford Motors Company. In terms of ranking, Ford stands sixth in list of top ten largest car makers in the world. Apart from developed nations, it is also making a steady progress in developing markets like India and Brazil. The firm holds prime stakes in world renowned brands like Lincoln and Mercury. Among luxury brands, it holds a small but important share in leading brands like Aston Martin and Mazda. It was also the owner of luxurious British automotive brand Jaguar Land Rover which was later acquired Indian auto giant Tata Motors in year 2008.

In India, Ford India Private Limited commenced its operations in 1926. However, it was forced to shut down in 1954 due to high losses. Post economic liberation, it entered India again in October 1995 in association with Mahindra as Mahindra Ford India Limited. The two shared 50-50 per cent stake in this venture. However, Ford’s stake later grew to 72percent in 1998 and the JV’s name was later changed to Ford India Private Limited.

Indian Operations And Executive Management

Nigel Harris is the most important person who is responsible for Ford’s all operations and activities in India. The man was appointed as company President in February 2014. The man directly reports to David Schoch who happens to be the Group VP and President of Asia Pacific Region. Other worth mentioning names are Anurag Mehrotra, the Executive Director of Marketing, Sales & Service of Ford India Private Limited and Vairamani Pandiyan, the Vice President of Human Resource Ford India.

The American car maker currently holds two manufacturing plants in India. The first one is located in Maraimalai Nagar, a place situated 45kms from Chennai. The facility has a production capacity of 1.5 lakh cars in two shifts on an annual basis. Along with the launch of its new hatchback Figo, Ford has invested another $500 million for doubling its production capacity to 2 lakhs units per annum.

Ford India holds strong plans for bringing-in a new line-up of cars in coming years. For this purpose, it has invested a hefty sum of $1-billion in a new state-of-the-art production facility in Sanand, Gujarat. This unit will carry a capacity to roll out 2.7 lakhs power mills and 2.4 lakhs vehicles units annually. The company now holds a joint capacity to produce 440, 000 cars and 610, 000 engines per annum.

Products And Services

Being one of the top 10 car makers of India, Ford owns a widespread dealership network in our country.  In figures, it has more than 250 dealerships located in prime town and cities of all states. The company is exporting more than 25 per cent and 40 per cent of its cars and engines to 35 nations across the globe from India, respectively. It has also been a regular participant in several initiatives such as Road Safety, Environment and Healthcare. Some of its well-known activities include Global Week Of Caring and Operation Goodwill & Driving Skills for Life.

Environmental Initiatives

Ford is counted among some of the prime car makers that give first priority to environment. The company has earned quite a name for introducing some of the best environment friendly vehicle technologies. It owns an extended lineup of hybrid, electric, and CNG engines. The American carmaker has also released flexible fuel vehicles that have been designed to adapt across a wide range of ethanol fuel mixtures. The range of these mixtures extends from gasoline to bioethanol-gasoline mixture. The engines installed in Brazilian version of Focus, Ka, Fiesta, and EcoSport belong to this special lineup of engine. Apart from this, Ford is also offering an extended selection of pure electric and hybrid cars across the world. The Indian market is yet to witness launch of any hybrid or electric car from Ford, however, it is expected that such vehicles will join its Indian fleet in coming years.

Founder And First Car

Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automobile maker headquartered in Detroit suburbs in Dearborn, Michigan. The company was founded on June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford. Ford’s automobile portfolio consists of commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and luxury cars that are produced under a different brand name called - Lincoln. The company also owns an Australian performance-based car brand - FPV and a Brazil based SUV brand -Troller.

The first engine produced under this brand was a removable cylinder head installed in the Model T in year1908. It released Model A in year 1928, the first car in the world with a windshield and safety glass. The first low priced V8 engine was launched way later in 1932.


Ford cars in India are reckoned for their innovative machinery and topnotch driving experience. Out of all cars that Ford trades in India, Figo, Fiesta, and EcoSport are the top three models that have received best response as of date. All these vehicles offers generously designed cabins, higher end comfort, long range of safety features, and convenience. Though almost all the Ford cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient Ford Cars are - EcoSport, Classic and Fiesta.

Resale Value

Ford cars have been in affordable range of Indian buyers ever since the company decided to go local in terms of production. The resale value of its models has also received a boost due to their excellent performance and lower maintenance costs. EcoSport, Fiesta, and Figo are some of the most popular models that are presently enjoying pretty good resale value in India.


Ford India has made steady growth in Indian automotive market in terms of market share thanks to wide admiration for EcoSport and Figo hatchback. The company further plans to bring-in a number of new models in Indian market in coming 2 years. It is currently locking horns with Renault, Nissan, and Tata Motors for moving up in top ten car makers list.

Ford Car Models

Ford Classic
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Rs. 5.37 - Rs. 8.03 lakhs
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Ford Classic

With an aim to improve its market shares, Ford India introduced the Classic, the downsized version of the Fiesta, in 2011. The saloon looks exactly same as the old Fiesta, except for the new badge. It features an aggressive honeycomb grille, pronounced wheel arches, headlights, beefy side panels and alloys, mounted tail lamps and various other styling elements. The interior design and components are borrowed from the Figo hatchback. It’s comfortable and spacious, though the rear seats are little congested.

Ford EcoSport
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Rs. 7.07 - Rs. 10.68 lakhs
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Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport sub-4 meter SUV, launched in 2013, is one of the most awarded and popular Ford cars in India. With sophisticated urban and premium design, the crossover looks appealing. It features halogen headlights, chromed radiator grilles, fog lights, pronounced wheel arches, alloys and various other styling elements. Interior, too, is as sporty and premium as the exterior. It gets some styling cues from the Fiesta. The beige & black theme, lots of silver inserts and top-quality upholstery add more to its interior appearance.

Ford Endeavour
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Rs. 20.71 - Rs. 24.07 lakhs
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Ford Endeavour

Launched in 2003, the Endeavour was a volume-generator for Ford in India for a long time. However, with the increasing competition in the segment, the SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) failed to maintain its market. The Endeavour is one of the best off-roading capable Ford cars in India. With an aim to boost its sales in the country, Ford introduced facelifts of the SUV at regular intervals with the latest being in 2014. The new model received minor updates on the exterior, while the interior and mechanism remain the same.

Ford Fiesta
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Rs. 8.89 - Rs. 10.64 lakhs
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Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has always been appreciated for its premium styling, frugal engine and driving dynamics. The new-gen model of the vehicle was launched in 2014 in India, and the old model was repositioned as the Classic. The new model received some exterior and interior changes, while mechanically it remained unchanged. It gets new hexagonal grille, modified bumper and bonnet, headlamps, tail lamps and few more updates.

Ford Figo
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Rs. 4.33 - Rs. 6.65 lakhs
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Ford Figo

Launched in 2010, the Ford Figo hatchback received its first update in 2012, with some exterior, interior and mechanical changes. It’s one of the most awarded and popular Fords cars in India. On the exterior, the car sports new trapezoidal grille, modified headlights with a larger reflective surface, re-designed front bumper and fog lamps with bezel treatment along with two new colors. The interior shares a great resemblance with the old model.

Upcoming Ford Cars in India

Ford Focus Images
Overview of Ford Focus Ford Motor Company, one of the most prestigious US auto major, has been trying everything to establish a strong foothold in the Indian automobile ...more on Ford Focus
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Ford B Max Images
Ford introduced B Max, a mini Multi Purpose Vehicle, at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. Speculation is rife that it will be among the 8 models that the company will bring to ...more on Ford B Max
Expected: End 2016, 0 comments.
Ford Figo Aspire Images
The American auto giant, Ford has witnessed quite an exposure in the domestic auto market, with its innovations being lauded by several prospective buyers. Although the car ...more on Ford Figo Aspire
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Ford EcoSport Images
Ford started a fresh innings in India with the EcoSport as this compact SUV helped the American car maker become a popular name in the Indian SUV segment. Other than EcoSport, ...more on Ford EcoSport
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Ford Figo Images
Ford Figo is a popular hatchback sold by the American car maker in India. It was revealed at the 2009 Auto Expo in India and went in production in the following year. ...more on Ford Figo
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Ford Endeavour Images
Sold as Ford’s flagship offering in India, the Endeavour is all set to get a new generation makeover by the end of this year. The American car maker has already confirmed ...more on Ford Endeavour
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Discontinued Ford Models

Ford Escort

Ford Fiesta (2006 2011)

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion, a hatchback offered by Ford in India, was presented in the country. It is available in four variants two running on petrol and two powered by diesel. The rugged appearance of the Ford Fusion has been able to attract younger generation while its performance has been astounding.

Ford Ikon

Ford Ikon, a sedan, was brought to the Indian roads by the American auto maker in the year 1998 and has enjoyed excellent sales since then. Ford Ikon is available in two petrol variants and two diesel versions. It is appreciated by executives looking for a classy looking and high performing vehicle.

Ford Mondeo


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