Ford EcoSports are rolling off the production line in Chennai and being shipped to Ford dealers throughout India. Ford EcoSport is an all-new urban compact SUV developed to serve customers looking for a vehicle that offers capability, value and fuel efficiency.
Ford India’s Chennai facility is the third of five plants globally where the Ford EcoSport will be produced. Currently it is being produced in Camacari, Brazil and Chongqing, China (Changan Ford JV) and with production starting subsequently at Rayong, Thailand; and Tatarstan, Russia (Ford Sollers JV).
The EcoSport is one of the most awaited SUV of the year. The launch is expected to happen in June and the company has not yet revealed the dates officially.
“The EcoSport looks fantastic,” said Ford president and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, who is in Chennai to congratulate the employees. “The Chennai team, together with our supplier partners, have done an outstanding job in delivering our customers a great looking, fuel efficient, safe, compact utility vehicle with impressive functionality and connectivity, at a very affordable price.”
“The EcoSport is a great example of Ford’s leadership in the global shift to fuel-efficient and functional utility vehicles,” said Dave Schoch, president of Ford Asia Pacific. “Utilities are helping drive our expansion throughout the region, particularly in emerging markets, where growth in the utility segments is exploding.”