The Ford Motor Company manufactures automobiles that cater to almost every consumer. Ford cars include three passenger vehicles, two Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and one Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV). The legendary pony car of Ford, Mustang GT, is also available to keen customers in India. Ford car prices extend from INR 5.23 lakhs for the Ford Freestyle up to INR 74.62 lakhs for the hunky Ford Mustang GT (Gran Turismo). Ford provides optimal comfort, security and performance with its vehicles. To prove its commitment to their customers in India, Ford is expanding the presence in the country by setting up state-of-the-art manufacturing units and ensuring availability of Ford
|Ford Figo||5.23 - 7.65 Lakh|
|Ford Freestyle||5.91 - 8.36 Lakh|
|Ford Aspire||5.99 - 8.62 Lakh|
|Ford EcoSport||7.91 - 11.45 Lakh|
|Ford Endeavour||29.20 - 34.70 Lakh|
|Ford Mustang||74.62 Lakh|
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Ford Motor Company is a multinational automobile manufacturer with its roots in America. It manufactures and sells automobiles, trucks, buses and tractors across the world. In the past, big automaker brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Volvo, Continental, Edsel, Merkur, Mercury and FPV were marques of Ford. Currently, Lincoln and Troller (Brazilian SUV manufacturer) are the active Ford marques. Ford has its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, in U.S.A.
In 1901, the businessman Henry Ford attempted to launch an automobile company in the name of Henry Ford Company, but he left the company with the rights to his name and the company was renamed Cadillac Motor Company (now a sub-division of General Motors). Two years later since his first attempt, with the help of 12 employees, Henry launched the Ford Motor Company. Founders of Dodge, John and Horace Dodge, were among the 12 people who supported the 39-year-old Henry Ford in his highly ambitious venture.
After its launch in 1903, Ford only manufactured a few cars every day, built by a group of men who used supplier parts to assemble the vehicle. In the first five years of its operation, Ford produced eight models, the A, B, C, F, N, K, S and R, which received good response as hundreds to few thousand units of each model were sold annually. The Model T and its successor Model A were the most revered models offered by Ford for 20 years.
Henry Ford wanted to challenge the then giants like General Motors (GM), Cadillac and Packard, so he created the Mercury as a competitor of GM’s Pontiac, Buick and Oldsmobile and took over the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922 as a step for Ford to foray into the luxury car segment of the market. In 1929, the Soviet Union approached Ford and contracted him to establish the Gorky Automobile Plant in Russia, which greatly impacted the industrialization in the country. The Model A and Model AA were mass produced at the plant in Russia. In 1932, Ford was credited as the manufacturer of the first low-price V8 engine (flathead V8 or flatty) equipped cars, Model 18 and Model 40.
To expand its reach in the luxury sector of automobiles, Ford established its Continental division, which became famous for its Continental Mark II model in 1955. The 1956-1957 period saw the introduction of many new features in the Ford cars like optional front seat belts, rear seat belts (first time in a car), deep-dish steering wheel and child proof door locks. Ford’s attempt of running its subsidiaries Continental, Edsel, Mercury and Lincoln as Lincoln-Mercury-Edsel (M-E-L) was thwarted by the plunge in the sales of Continental models; and after the dissolution of Edsel, Ford reverted to Lincoln-Mercury. The now legendary and highly respected Ford Mustang was launched on 17 April 1964 in New York, and the rest is history. The strides that this particular model took were astounding. The following year, seat belt reminder light was introduced in Ford cars.
The last two decades of the 20th century saw Ford acquiring multiple infamous automobile companies. After Mazda became a Ford marque in 1974, Ford became a major automaker as they acquired Merkur from U.S.A., Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin from the UK, and Volvo from Sweden in the 15-year period from 1985 to 2000.
In the 2000s, Ford underwent many changes structurally as well as financially. To fight the losses it was incurring due to the declining demand of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), Ford introduced a new and unique range of cars, a crossover between an SUV and a passenger car; these cars were called “Crossovers SUVs” and were constructed directly on the chassis (unibody) as opposed to the conventional body-on-frame chassis construction. In partnership with the electricity company, Southern California Edison (SCE), Ford developed hybrid electric powertrain technologies similar to Toyota. The Ford Escape Hybrid was the first electric hybrid car, a famous Ford SUV.
In the first decade of the new millennium, Ford sold most of its marques. Aston Martin was sold in 2007 followed by Jaguar and Land Rover, which were both acquired by Tata Motors as Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in 2008. Volvo separated in 2010 while Mazda parted after being collaborated for 40 years in 2015. Ford was ranked 11th in the Fortune 500 list of overall American-based companies in 2018.
Ford Motor Co. currently has six models circulating in the Indian market. Below is a Ford car models list. These Ford car images will make it clear why many customers in India find them appealing.
Ford New Aspire | Ford New Next-Gen Figo | Ford Mustang
Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)
Ford EcoSport | Ford Endeavour
Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV)
1. What is the range of Ford car prices in India?
Ford Motor Co. has six models in different fuel versions and transmission systems in the Indian market. The base variant of the Ford Freestyle is priced the lowest at INR 5.43 lakhs on an ex-showroom basis. The muscle car Ford Mustang has the highest ex-showroom price tag of INR 74.62 lakhs.
2. Are Ford cars expensive?
All the models offered by Ford India are in the same price range as their counterparts from other brands in that particular automobile segment. The passenger cars (sedan and hatchback) and SUVs of Ford have affordable prices and each has multiple variants that offer advanced features like automatic transmission, ABS and EBD, to name a few. The Ford car prices also vary on the fuel type and safety, comfort, interior and exterior features installed in the variant.
3. Where are Ford’s all cars manufactured?
Ford new cars are produced at the integrated manufacturing units located in Sanand, Gujarat, and in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Chennai plant manufactures the SUVs Ford EcoSport and Ford Endeavour while the Sanand unit manufactures the Ford Aspire and Ford Next-Gen Figo hatchback. The pony car, Ford Mustang, is solely manufactured for worldwide distribution at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in USA.
4. Are Ford cars fuel efficient?
All cars offered by Ford in India have a commendable fuel efficiency. The CUV Ford Freestyle offers an average efficiency of 19 kmpl to 24.1 kmpl. The SUVs, Ford Endeavour and Ford EcoSport, return an acceptable fuel economy in the range of 10.9 kmpl to 13.1 kmpl and 14.8 kmpl to 23 kmpl, respectively. The passenger cars offer the highest fuel efficiency of 26.1 kmpl, with the diesel variants of Ford Aspire. Ford Mustang returns an economy of 11.8 kmpl as claimed by ARAI.
5. Which Ford model has the maximum safety features?
Being a Gran Turismo variant built for performance driving, touring and the racing track, Ford Mustang is equipped with the maximum safety features. But, all models of Ford available in India have high-quality safety systems like Antilock Braking System(ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), dual airbags for the driver and co-passenger, brake assist, hill assist, central locking, child safety lock, speed-sensing automatic lock, and GPS navigation, to name a few.
6. Are there any 4X4 (4 wheel/ All-wheel drive) Ford cars in India?
The top end variant of the SUV Ford Endeavour, 3.2L AWD AT Titanium is available to the customers with an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or 4X4 drive train as well as automatic transmission. It is priced at INR 33.31 lakhs on an ex-showroom, Delhi, basis.
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