Ford India has gained much popularity through Eco sport in the domestic market while the Endeavour is also responsible for garnering good sales numbers over the years.
However, it’s sales volume range comprising of Figo, Freestyle, and Aspires is not performing well. The American manufacturer has had different times in the global market and thus Job cuts, shutting down of plants, and reduced expenditure we’re prevalent.
Ford has joined hands with Mahindra to create a joint venture volume at VSD 275 million in India. Ford has transformed it’s local operations to the JV including working personal and manufacturing facilities in Chennai and sanand. Infrastructure retained engine facilities io n sanand, besides ford credit, Ford smart mobility, and Global Business Services.
Mahindra and Mahindra will be introducing the second generation XUV 500 in early 2021 and it will likely be based on a new monocoque construction. The same platform will give rise to the Ford C- SUV, which is expected to arrive later next year in 2022.
While both the SUVs will be benefited from the respected components sharing and mechanical similarities to reduce production costs, the Ford C- SUV will have a distinctive character and an exterior replicating the design language from its Global range.
As for the performance, the 20-liter m stallion T- GDI Auto Expo will be used. It develops 190 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 4,000 pm. A 2.0-liter turbocharged BSVI diesel unit is also expected to be on the cards. Both manual and automatic transmission should help in having an expansive range of offers for customers.
The Ford C- SUV design must differ from the next generation Mahindra XUV 500 inside the cabin as well despite having similar underpinnings. The feature is likely to be including SYNC connectivity, wireless charging, a large touch screen infotainment system, automatic climate control, HUD, digital instrumentation, and so on.
Article Written By: JP Sahu
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