Car News Ford

Ford India will export EcoSport facelift to the US from 2017

EcoSport facelift India launch will take place by Diwali 2017.

As a part of the Government’s Make in India strategy, Ford India is all set to export India made EcoSport to the US.

Ford is working out a strategy to ship the India-made EcoSport compact SUV into the US, their home country. This will be a huge push to PM Modi’s Make In India campaign as an American car maker will be making cars in India for their home market in the US.

It was back in 2014, that the news about Ford looking at either India or Thailand for importing EcoSport SUV to the US was reported. However latest developments state that the parent company is in final stage talks with Ford India.

Equipped with either an award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® engine or 2.0-liter four-cylinder with Intelligent 4WD, all-new Ford EcoSport provides power and control.

Equipped with either an award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® engine or 2.0-liter four-cylinder with Intelligent 4WD, all-new Ford EcoSport provides power and control.

This will be for the first time that a US automaker will be shipping made-in-India cars back to the US. Ford India already exports the EcoSport to more than 62 countries, but exporting to the US will be something special. The request from headquarters is for about 90,000 units annually – this is more than what Ford sells in India.

Ford India is confident of delivering cost, quality and volumes while logistics of shipments out of the country are also efficient and cost effective. They will be ensuring that all products will be of the highest quality, meeting global standards.

All-new Ford EcoSport SES features unique interior styling cues such as bold copper accents for instrument and door panels along with sport seats.

All-new Ford EcoSport SES features unique interior styling cues such as bold copper accents for instrument and door panels along with sport seats.

Earlier this week, Ford unveiled their new 2017 EcoSport facelift. It comes with revised exteriors and interiors. Highlight is the addition of a large 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system on the dashboard. The new EcoSport is expected to be launched in India next year. It is believed that the exports of EcoSport facelift will commence first, and then it will be launched in India.

About the author

Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

Email - pearl@rushlane.com

Leave a Comment