Ford India, a subsidiary of the renowned American auto giant Ford Motors, has a strong presence in India. The history of Ford cars in India can be traced back to 1907, when the first Ford car made its appearance on the Indian roads. Named Model A, that car was one of the very first cars to have rolled out of the Ford factory in 1903, the same year the company was established. Ford cars have an illustrious history to their credit. Always known for innovation and inventions, the Ford cars boasts of many firsts like – first car with safety glass windscreen, first low priced v8 engine powered car, first to introduce rear safety belts, first to offer child-proof door locks, seat belt reminder and so on.
The journey of Ford cars in India started in 1907, but the production began only in 1926. Nevertheless, after about three decades of operations, Ford had to close down the operations due to accumulating loses. However, the company came back strongly as a JV with Mahindra in 1995, which was again changed to Ford India Private Limited in1998 when the entire stake came under the parent company’s control.
Here is a look at some of the current best selling Ford cars in India:
Ford Figo – Figo is not only the smallest car from the maker, but also the lowest priced car from Ford. Priced at INR 3.87 lakh to 5.99 lakh, the Ford Figo is a popular choice among people looking to buy a small car. Its style, spaciousness, ease of handling and reasonable fuel economy endears this car to many. It faces competition from the likes of Hyundai i10, Maruti Ritz, Datsun Go and the like. Get Ford Figo on-road price in Gurgaon.
Ford Classic – A stylish sedan, the Classic has been around for some time now. Available for an ex-showroom rate ranging from INR 4.89 lakh to 7.36 lakh, the Ford Classic is a good car to own. Its driving dynamics, ease of handling and above all, the unparalleled customer confidence associated with the Ford brand has been few factors that contributed to the success of this car.
Ford Ecosport – Undoubtedly, the all time bestseller car for Ford in India, the EcoSport has been a runaway success for its maker. Priced at INR 6.46 lakh to 9.70 lakh, this stylish SUV has become a rage ever since its introduction in the Indian market.
Ford Fiesta – The Fiesta is a stylish sedan with feature-loaded interiors and a powerful engine. Priced between INR 7.87 lakh to 9.44 lakh, this sedan has won quite a number of accolades.
Ford Endeavour – A stylish, powerful and highly desirable premium SUV, the Ford Endeavour is a best-seller car priced between INR 20.31 lakh to 23.54 lakh.