Ford boosts India’s export hub status, 213% sales increase in May 2014
Ford India sales in May 2014 has more than doubled over May 2013 with 12,288 vehicles (combined domestic wholesales and exports) sold as against 5,993 units sold in the corresponding month last year. Ford sales in India stood at 6,053 vehicles in May, up 51% over 4,002 vehicles sold in may 2013.
Ford exported 6,235 vehicles from India for the month. When compared to 1,991 units exported in May 2013, it equates to 213% sales increase. In May, Ford India reopened bookings for Ford EcoSport compact urban SUV.
“A stable government is a positive development for overall economic and business sentiment in the country. We are hopeful that the new government will support ongoing industry-friendly initiatives like the excise duty reduction and look at further positive measures to improve consumer sentiment,” said Vinay Piparsania, executive director of Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford India.
“We would look forward to the new government undertaking measures such as introduction of GST, rationalization of taxes and encourage foreign investment to promote sustained growth of the economy and the automotive sector.”
“With over 50,000 units of the EcoSport delivered, we have significantly reduced the waiting period and are pleased to extend the opportunity to book the Ford EcoSport to more customers,” added Piparsania