Ford is working on a slew of launches in all product categories. A Ford India top management member told Indian Autos Blog last year that many of the 8 products destined for India are hatchbacks. By that we’re sure he meant it was small cars like the Figo and the EcoSport. In the next two years Ford India’s second manufacturing facility at Sanand, Gujarat...

Do you know what day is today? Today is the day when Ford previews the EcoSport for select journalists at Barra Lighthouse in Salvador. Sure, you will say that we have seen the production model before doing its crash testing. But you haven’t seen the interiors; well at least till now! Thanks to our friends at Autossegredos.com.br, IndianAutosBlog brings you the first...

Just hours ago we brought you a speculative rendering of what the new Fiesta hatchback could look like and what do you know – Our good friends at WorldCarFans have spotted a test mule of the 2013 Fiesta hatchback. The marque that was born in 1976 is all set to enter the second phase of its 6th generation. The current Fiesta was launched in 2008 and flaunts the old design...

As we are near the Frankfurt Motor Show that will be held between September 15 to 25, more and more automakers are coming to the public domain to talk about their exhibits. Ford has let the cat out of the bag saying it’ll have no less than four models at its stall including one that hints at the future direction of its design department. Stephen Odell, chairman...

A representative from Ford in America has confirmed the development of a 1.0-liter, 3cyl EcoBoost engine. Smallest in Ford’s portfolio, the direct-injected petrol engine will find its way under hoods of global Ford vehicles in the coming years. Indian Autos Blog readers will not be surprised as we’ve already analyzed a 1-liter 3cyl “Fox” engine...

Riding on the wave of the Figo, it seems that the Chennai plant is becoming too small for Ford. Rumors are that the Big Oval is planning a second plant in Gujarat. Of course, we saw this one coming after all recently Ford announced that it will launch eight new models for India by 2015. They obviously need a place to make those Let’s also not forget Chinese car...

We have launched the Figo, we are working on a new car, and plan to have eight new products by mid decade. These will be global platforms, and will be smaller vehicles rather than larger vehicles. Michael Boneham, Ford India’s president and managing director tells Sify about the company’s much talked about plans for this decade. Source – Sify.com ...

A few weeks ago, we reported that Changan’s interest in Indian commercial vehicle market and an article on Businessweek today has more to add. Changan has approached Ford to sell its vehicles through the latter’s ballooning dealer network. Listen in to Chongqing Changan President Zhang Baolin’s comment – We have discussed with Ford to use their...

Ford suddenly looks as if it realized the pulse of car buyers in India who prefer small cars. Cars that are smaller than the Ikon make up major chunks of sales, and Ford is planning big by bringing in the small. Recently, reports in the media claim Ford is “looking at multiple platforms, including cars in the European line-up” for India. Ford is referring...

As a counter measure to tackle the threat posed by Fiat Linea and Honda City, Ford India has launched an upgraded Fiesta ZXi that comes with some new features at no additional cost. The new features that come standard to the Fiesta ZXi (petrol & Diesel) are – Anti-lock braking System(ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution(EBD). Fog Lamps Advanced MP3 audio...