Top 10 Car (Automobile) Companies in India 2017

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8. Ford Motors

Ford Motors, with world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit is an American Automobile manufacturing company.

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Ford was founded by Henry Ford, incorporated in the year 1903 and it went on to become a world leader in car manufacturing. It entered India in 1995 to expand into one of the world’s fastest growing automobile market, primarily owing to economic liberalization.


With head office and a completely integrated manufacturing facility at Chennai, it also operates one more plant at Sanand, Gujarat. Some of its award winning models includes Ford Ecosport, Ford Endeavour, Ford Figo, Ford Fiesta, etc. When its Sanand plant became operational, it nearly doubled its annual production of I.C. engines to more than 6 lacs and 4.5 lacs plus vehicles of all models. Ford also boasts of the iconic Ford Mustang, the classy retro car manufactured with world level performance.  With the push of Make in India scheme, Ford made India a hub to make small and compact cars and low cc engines, because small and economical are what sells here in India. It also exports Indian make vehicles to 40 plus markets in the world. Being one of the oldest automobile manufacturers of the world, it has a benign presence in all the 6 continents of the world.

It is a public company with listings on the New York Stock Exchange and S&P 100 and 500 components.  With its history dating as back as 1903, when Henry Ford opened up the Ford Motor company in a revamped factory, it had a USD 28,000 in investment from only twelve investors. Ford previously entered India in 1926, but went into a loss as India was under the Imperial rule and majority of its populace were downtrodden. So it re-entered India in 1995, on a 50-50 Joint Venture with Mahindra and Mahindra but soon when it became profitable, Ford India Pvt. Ltd. Separated and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. With Ford Credit, it made loan sanction to buy a vehicle really reliable and transparent at competitive interest rates than the market, with flexible terms, and an exceptionally good customer service. But it does not really focus on making profits by selling its quality cars; it really cares for its customers and strives really hard to go closer to them, by expanding their dealership network throughout the country. Presently, Ford owns more than 376 sales and service outlets spread across 209 cities in India. With many initiatives like Pan-India Roadside Assistance, Mobile Service Support and ensuring least total cost of ownership, it has made a closer connection with the Indian Diaspora.

Number of cars sold: 90230

Market Share: 3%

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