Ford India to discontinue Fusion

Ford India Motors said that it would discontinue the production of the ‘Fusion’ hatchback by March after it launches the Figo compact car in the domestic market.

“We have made a decision to discontinue the Fusion, after the Figo is launched. The Fusion was anyway giving us very low volumes. The Figo, which is a game changer for Ford’s operations in India, will mark its entry into the mass segment.

The Fusion five-door large hatchback was launched in 2004 and promoted as a combination of a hatchback and sports utility vehicle. It is currently available in three variants.

According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers data, Ford has not sold even one unit of the Fusion this January, compared with 47 units in the same month last year. Cumulative sales of the car in the April-January period fell more than three times at 507 units, compared with 1,737 units in the same period last fiscal.

Source: Hindu Business line