The automobile industry has been displaying tremendous growth of late. In this growing market, as of now, Ford is among the top three automotive majors as far as sales are concerned. The car maker has been investing heavily in India and has great plans of expanding its base in the country. A lot of investment has already put in to enhance capacity at the Chennai facility. In this article, let’s have a look at Ford’s inventory of cars. Ford cars have been doing great in India and it’s time we had a look at the car maker’s complete inventory in the Indian car market.
With its tough looks and the shift-on-fly four-wheel drive, the Endeavour sets the road on fire. Such is the performance of this macho Ford car. The 3-litre turbo diesel engine spews out 154 bhp and the engine has been mated to a five speed automatic transmission. The car’s off-road dynamics are splendid too.
Spirited and quick to respond with the avant garde Dura technology, the Fiesta combines its high stability with extraordinary driving ease. In India, this Ford car is available with a choice of 1.6-litre petrol variants and 1.4-litre diesel engines. The five-speed manual transmission allows crisp and accurate gear shifts. The compact luxury sedan from Ford’s stables has cosy interiors and top-notch safety features too. Acceleration and ride quality are satisfactory.
This Ford car has a bold and practical appearance. However, the car maker has not been receiving too many numbers from this model and it has been speculated that the car may slowly walk out of the market. Ford claims that this is the smallest and lightest car with the latest engine from the car maker. Sad but true, some time from now, we may not see this spacious and sleek model around.
The Ford Ikon is a charm that occupies Indian roads. The athletic bumpers, the chic and glossy finish, the roomy interiors and the smooth performance just draw people towards it. The DuraTorq TDCi engine is capable of churning out 67 bhp of power. The fuel-efficient diesel engine delivers an overall mileage of 17.9 kmpl while the petrol engine delivers an overall fuel economy of 11.65 kmpl. Even beyond 4,000 rpm, the car shows no sign of vibration; it is that firm. The engine snarls and is cool for daring young drivers. This Ford car has posed enough competition to other contenders in the same segment.
Finally, we come to the most popular new car from Ford, the Figo. This is the latest darling of Indians. It is available in both petrol and diesel variants and has been very reasonably priced. Quality, substance and generous proportions can all be found in the Figo. It is high on safety too with features like ABS with EBD and dual front airbags. To be noted, the Ford Figo also comes with Bluetooth phone interface. This car has been quite capable in capturing the Indian mind and has grabbed quite a high number as far as sales are concerned. Though new, it is already among the top ten highest selling models in India.
So, that’s about Ford cars that are already in the Indian car market. The Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo and the Ford Fiesta hatchback are yet to premier on the country’s roads.