Ford India has released a video celebrating the commencement of operations at the new manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat.
The Rs. 6,278 crores / 1 billion dollar manufacturing plant of Ford India was inaugurated just a week back, by Gujarat Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel. Spread over 460 acres, the Ford car and engine production house comprises almost all the facilities for car making, right from manufacturing of (certain) components, chassis & body panels; powertrain integration, sub-assembly testing; pressing, painting & welding shops; and vehicle assembly line. Ford Sanand plant has created 2,500 jobs directly and around 7,500 through vendors.
The first model to be rolled out of Ford Sanand plant to showrooms across India, is Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan, slated for launch in June, 2015. The video shows the manufacturing and assembly processes of the very same model which will be the first sub-4 metre sedan by the automaker.
Ford Figo Aspire will be manufactured for domestic as well as several export markets. It will be followed by the hatchback version, the next-gen Ford Figo.