Ford India recently announced it had sold more than 100,000 wholesales units so far this year, and that sales were up 31 percent.
Ford India sold 101,439 wholesale and export vehicles from January to October, compared to 77,324 units sold during the same period last year – a 31 percent increase compared to the same time in 2010.
Ford Figo continues to see a surge in demand as Ford India exported 2,815 cars last month. The Figo is exported to 27 markets.
“The festivities at Ford India are continuing past Diwali,” said Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India. “We are so proud that more than 100,000 customers in India have chosen to drive a high quality, fuel efficient Ford vehicle. More customers in the first ten months of this year have chosen Ford than the entire 12 months of 2010. Having crossed last year’s sales figures already, we are upbeat about closing the year with a new high,” he added.
“Exports are a strong part of our growth strategy. And it’s wonderful to see the Chennai-made Figo winning hearts of customers in overseas markets too,” Boneham said.
Ford India opened its 200th sales and service outlet and is set to expand its sales and service network to more than 220 outlets in 120 cities by the end of this year, with new dealerships coming up at 13 new locations such as Solapur, Gulbarga and Tirupur.