FORD INDIA SEES 272% YEAR-ON-YEAR SALES GROWTH
- Ford India continues tremendous momentum, registering May sales that rose 272 percent year-on year
- Figo impresses customers for third consecutive month, maintaining its position as Ford's top seller
- Ford India will begin a second production shift in July to meet demand for Figo
NEW DELHI, India, June 1, 2010 – Ford India's May sales rose by a record 272 percent from the same month a year ago to 8,080 units, driven by the popular Figo, which maintained its position as the top seller in Ford's portfolio for the third consecutive month. The exceptional May performance also represented an increase of 7.6 percent from the previous month.
To keep up with the strong demand that Figo is helping drive, Ford India will launch a second production shift next month at its Chennai production facility.
“We have achieved more than 20000 bookings since launch and are happy to see more and more Ford Figos gaining visibility and presence on road. It's great to see building positive sales results month after month, and bettering our sales performance from last month,” said Michael Boneham, president and managing director of Ford India.
Ford India continued to increase its nationwide dealer network during the month of May – which now includes 165 outlets across 97 cities – as well as its world-class after sales service programs throughout the country to further strengthen ties with customers and support the tremendous response for the Ford Figo.
About Ford Motor Company
Established in 1995, Ford India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader. Ford India manufactures and distributes automobiles and engines made at its modern integrated manufacturing facilities, at Maraimalai Nagar, near Chennai. With more than 3,000 employees, the company's models include the Ikon, Endeavour, Fiesta and the Figo.
For more information, visit www.india.ford.com
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