IAB Report – Ford celebrates 1 lakh made-in-India EcoSports


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About 40 percent of the production has been exported.

The made-in-India Ford EcoSport has surpassed the 1 lakh sales milestone (domestic wholesales and exports combined).

The mini SUV was launched in India on June 26, 2013 and due to production constraints the waiting period for some variants exceeded 9 months (a dealership that IAB contacted late last year asked 12 months for an EcoSport AT to be delivered).

Ford EcoSport media drive Goa
Over 60,000 Ford EcoSports are plying Indian roads. Globally, by late 2014, the car would be made in Brazil, China, Thailand, Russia and India.

Ford said in a release today that it has worked closely with suppliers to increase productivity, resulting in lesser waiting period for most variants.

Manufactured at Ford India’s Chennai plant, the EcoSport is exported to Nepal, South Africa, Taiwan, Australia and several European countries.

Rear three quarter of the Ford EcoSport
The India-made Ford EcoSport is being exported worldwide including countries in Africa and Europe.

Speaking about the production of the EcoSport, Mr. Vinay Piparsania, executive director for Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford India, said:

With improved availability, we are also planning to introduce a third shift at our Chennai plant to ensure that the Ford EcoSport is available across our showrooms, ahead of the upcoming festive season.

Also Read: Model year change introduced for the Ford EcoSport in Brazil

Ford EcoSport – Image Gallery

India-made Ford EcoSport reaches 1 lakh sales milestone – Press Release

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