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Ford to set up three EV battery plants in the US with a total capacity of 129 gigawatt hours a year
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Ford to set up three EV battery plants in the US with a total capacity of 129 gigawatt hours a year

Ford has teamed up with South Korea’s SK Innovation to establish three new battery plants with enough output to power over one million EVs annually.

Ford ends manufacturing in India with immediate effect, to continue local ops with imported vehicles
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Ford ends manufacturing in India with immediate effect, to continue local ops with imported vehicles

Ford India will cease sales of the Ford Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, EcoSport and Endeavour once dealer inventories have been cleared; to introduce Mustang and EVs via the CBU route.

Ford EcoSport SE drops tailgate-mounted spare wheel, priced from Rs 10.49 lakh
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Ford EcoSport SE drops tailgate-mounted spare wheel, priced from Rs 10.49 lakh

To be sold alongside the standard model, the Ford EcoSport SE replaces the spare wheel with a puncture repair kit.

Ford India, Bosch India, Honda, Audi, various other car manufacturers around the world hit by semiconductor shortage
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Ford India, Bosch India, Honda, Audi, various other car manufacturers around the world hit by semiconductor shortage

Semiconductors power all the on-board technology in vehicles, including the infotainment systems, powered door mirrors, and others.

Coronavirus Lockdown: Automakers yet to resume production, wait for supply chain to restart
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Automakers yet to resume production, wait for supply chain to restart

A week after the Centre announced allowing partial resumption of production by industries, automobile companies including Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata Motors and Mercedes-Benz are yet to resume production stating that the entire supply chain, including component suppliers and dealers, needs to start operating to re-start production

Ford India starts production of face shields at plants in Sanand, Chennai; to be distributed to healthcare workers, emergency staff
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Ford India starts production of face shields at plants in Sanand, Chennai; to be distributed to healthcare workers, emergency staff

The protective face shield is designed and developed by Ford engineers and will be distributed to frontline workers.

Competition Commission gives nod for Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford Motor joint venture
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Competition Commission gives nod for Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford Motor joint venture

In October last year, Mahindra and Mahindra said it would buy 51 percent stake in Ardour Automotive Pvt Ltd for around Rs 657 crore

Ford India to hike prices by up to 2.5% from January to partially offset impact of rising input costs
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Ford India to hike prices by up to 2.5% from January to partially offset impact of rising input costs

Ford sells a range of models, from compact utility vehicle Freestyle (starting price Rs 5.23 lakh) to iconic sports car Mustang priced at Rs 74.62 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

No festive cheer in Motown, automakers log disappointing sales growth in October as high fuel prices, interest rates play spoilsport
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No festive cheer in Motown, automakers log disappointing sales growth in October as high fuel prices, interest rates play spoilsport

The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said its domestic sales stood at 1,38,100 units last month, up 1.5 percent from 1,36,000 units in September last year.

Ford India recalls 7,249 units of petrol version of EcoSport to update powertrain software
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Ford India recalls 7,249 units of petrol version of EcoSport to update powertrain software

In a statement, Ford India said it is voluntarily inspecting 7,249 EcoSport petrol vehicles, manufactured between November 2017 and March 2018, to update the PCM software.

Truckers strike continues for 8th day; auto makers feel the heat due to disruption in components supply
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Truckers strike continues for 8th day; auto makers feel the heat due to disruption in components supply

All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), which claims support of 93 lakh truckers, said its core team in an emergency meeting on Thursday resolved to suspend all operations voluntarily

Car maker Ford recalls over 5,000 EcoSport SUVs in India to fix faulty parts
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Car maker Ford recalls over 5,000 EcoSport SUVs in India to fix faulty parts

Ford India on Friday said it is recalling 5,397 units of its popular sports utility vehicle EcoSport to rectify faulty front lower control arm and driver and front passenger seat recliner locks.

Ford Ecosport S launched in India at a price tag of Rs 11.37 lakh alongside limited edition Signature option pack
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Ford Ecosport S launched in India at a price tag of Rs 11.37 lakh alongside limited edition Signature option pack

The EcoSport S receives smoked HID headlamps, smoked 17-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps. The roof and roof rails are now painted black.

Ford Freestyle launched in India with a price tag of Rs 5.09 lakh; to compete with Honda WR-V and Hyundai i20 Active
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Ford Freestyle launched in India with a price tag of Rs 5.09 lakh; to compete with Honda WR-V and Hyundai i20 Active

Ford will be offering the Freestyle in both petrol and diesel engines, mated to a manual transmission. Its interiors look identical to the updated EcoSport.

Automobile companies end FY18 on high note, register strong sales growth in March
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Automobile companies end FY18 on high note, register strong sales growth in March

Automobile majors Hyundai Motor India, Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford India reported moderate growth in their domestic passenger vehicle sales in March

Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, Tata Motors post double digit auto sales growth in February
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Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, Tata Motors post double digit auto sales growth in February

Continuing the growth momentum, auto majors led by Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Tata Motors on Thursday posted a robust double digit growth in domestic sales in February

Trade friction heats up: US tell India to cut tariffs after Delhi's move to increase customs duties
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Trade friction heats up: US tell India to cut tariffs after Delhi's move to increase customs duties

The US Congress has been pushing over the past year for greater pressure on India to dismantle economic barriers, and now House Republicans have raised the issue of the new round of duties with New Delhi.

Ford India to hike prices by up to 4% from January to offset impact of input cost rise
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Ford India to hike prices by up to 4% from January to offset impact of input cost rise

Ford currently sells a range of models, from hatchback Figo with price starting at Rs 4.8 lakh to iconic sports car Mustang priced at Rs 71.62 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi)

Ford India launches upgraded version of compact SUV EcoSport priced Rs 7.31-10.99 lakh
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Ford India launches upgraded version of compact SUV EcoSport priced Rs 7.31-10.99 lakh

The petrol variant of EcoSport comes with a brand new 1.5 litre engine delivering fuel economy of 17 kmpl and diesel 23 kmpl

Ford EcoSport 2017 to launch today; comes with refreshed design and new 1.5-litre petrol engine
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Ford EcoSport 2017 to launch today; comes with refreshed design and new 1.5-litre petrol engine

The interior of the Ford EcoSport 2017 has been upgraded too. Ford EcoSport 2017 comes with new dashboard design and a bigger infotainment screen.