The Figo (earlier post) helped Ford India increase sales for the first five months of 2011 by 71%, compared to the same period last year, with 51,420 wholesale units sold, including exports, from January to May 2011.
In May, Ford India sold more than 9,000 wholesale units—7,046 domestically, and more than 2,000 exported.
Based on continued high demand, the company began exporting the Figo to Bahrain and Kenya this month. Ford Figo remains in high demand in South Africa, where it was a runner up for South African Car of the Year.
Ford recently announced an investment of US$72 million to expand its powertrain facility in Chennai as well as to support its sales and export growth plans in the country, bringing Ford’s total investment in India to more than US$ 1 billion.
Ford India is also expanding its dealership network across the country.