Ford Cars in India: History, Achievements and Models

History of Ford Cars Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world’s fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales, behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen and Hyundai. The ford cars are most liked cars for their luxury and cost. Ford, the first Automobile Company in the US was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903.  The largest family-controlled company […]

History of Ford Cars

Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world’s fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales, behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen and Hyundai. The ford cars are most liked cars for their luxury and cost. Ford, the first Automobile Company in the US was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903.  The largest family-controlled company in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous family control for over 110 years. Ford now encompasses two brands: Ford and Lincoln. Ford once owned 5 other luxury brands: Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Mercury. Over time, those brands were sold to other companies and Mercury was discontinued.

Ford India Private Limited began production in 1926 as a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company of Canada, but was shut down in 1954 as the company was in loss. Ford re-entered the market in October 1995 as Mahindra Ford India Limited (MFIL), a 50-50 joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Ford increased its interest to 72% in March 1998 and renamed the company Ford India Private Limited.

Ford Cars Manufacturing Plants in India

Ford India Private Limited’s main manufacturing plant located in Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai has a capacity to produce 150,000 cars on a two-shift basis and 200,000 with three shifts. In 2010-11, the company’s production crossed the 100,000 mark. When new hatchback Figo was launched in 2010, Ford Motor Company invested $500 million to double capacity of the plant to 200,000 vehicles annually and setting up a facility to make 250,000 engines annually.

Ford Manufacturing Plant at Chennai, India

It has one more Manufacturing Plant in Sanand, Gujarat. It has capacity to produce 270,000 engines and 240,000 vehicles a year. Ford India has a cumulative capacity to make 440,000 cars and 610,000 engines annually.

Achievements

  1. The Ford Model A was the first automobile manufactured by Ford Motor Company in 1903. It had a two-engine system and the fastest speed it could travel was 30 miles per hour.
  2. The Model T was the Most Popular Model. Henry Ford was smart enough to realize that with competition, he had to offer value to entice customers, so he charged only half of what his competitors were for their vehicles. So in an indirect way, Henry Ford also created the concept of the year-end model blowout too.
  3. Ford was the First Green Company. Ford factories, both in the US and England, used both animal and human manure to power the factories, burning through 2,000 pounds of the smelly waste per week. This lasted until 1939 when other less expensive fuel methods came to light.
  4. The legendary Big Foot monster truck used a Ford vehicle as its base.
  5. In 1925, Henry Ford bought out his competitor The Lincoln Motor Company, folding them into Ford Motors. He wisely kept the Lincoln brand alive since the vehicles were incredibly popular.
  6. A Ford Won An International Car Race. The Ford GT40 was the vehicle that won the famous LeMans auto race four years in a row

Popular Ford cars in India


[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_India_Private_Limited

[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_India_Private_Limited

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