Ford India has inaugurated its 4th parts distribution centre in Kolkata, after Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. It’s regional parts warehouses enhance Ford’s pan India reach for quicker spare parts distribution commitment to improve service efficiency.
India bound Ford Figo hatchback was officially launched in Brazil at a starting price of 35,390 BRL, which as per today’s currency conversion rates, is about Rs 9.5 lakhs. Called Ford Ka in Brazil, the hatchback is launched with only one engine option, which can run on both petrol and ethanol.
Ford Fiesta hatchback is undoubtedly the bestselling vehicle in the United Kingdom. First launched in 1976, sales of Ford Fiesta as on July 2014 has reached the 4,115,000 units mark. For 27 out of the 37 years that Ford Fiesta has been in circulation it has been at the top of the small car segment and overtook Ford Focus in 2009 as the bestselling car in Britain.
Former CEO of Ford Motor Company, Alan Mulally who retired from this position on July 1, 2014 has joined Google’s board as of July 9, 2014. It was earlier rumored that Mulally would be joining Microsoft but instead he has become the 11th member of Google board.
Vinay Piparsania, Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford India views the Union Budget as growth oriented, presenting a progressive roadmap to spur investments and infrastructure development.
South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry has revealed the list of top 10 cars sold in in the country. Volkswagen and Toyota cars lead the chart with 5 out of 10 cars on the top 10 list, belonging to them.
New Government has extended excise duty cuts further. But due to rising input costs and labour costs, car makers are planning on increasing car prices across range. Renault has already announced a 1% hike in Duster, Scala and Pulse prices. The latest to announce price hike is Ford India. New price is in effect from 1st July 2014.