Ford Set To Launch 6 New Cars Next Year

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Did you know that Ford was founded over 115 years ago? The American automobile manufacturer Ford stands out as one of the biggest names in the industry. Ford Set To Launch New Cars.

The company sells cars and offers a lot more than just exciting driving experiences. Their cars are almost close to perfection. The brand finally made its way over to India in 1995. At that time, they already knew what to do and how to win over the hearts of the people, and they did just that. Ford Set To Launch New Cars.

From SUVs to sedans and all the others in between, Ford has given the Indian customers an option for all their needs and wants. The company is set to launch a bunch of new cars in the coming months and we take a look at a few of them here.

Ford is working on launching a wide range of new cars in India in 2021. This includes a C-segment SUV under the JV with Mahindra, 3 CBUs, as well as new-gen models for the Figo and EcoSport.

 As of now, Ford’s Indian merchandise has a total of six cars in its line-up, namely Figo, Focus, Focus ST, Ranger Raptor, EcoSport, and C-SUV . Unfortunately, none of the mentioned cars are best-selling in their respective space, which strongly indicates the fact that Ford needs to work on revamping its line-up. 

In November 2020, Ford could manage to sell just 3,991 cars in the Indian market, putting it at the 10th spot in the overall brand sales list for the said month. Not just that, it left with a market share of just 1.4 percent. That is really disappointing but COVID is to be blamed here!

The good news is that Ford certainly has a lot of new plans for India, which includes launching as many as 6 cars in the country next year. 

So let’s take a sneak peak at these cars

Ford Set To Launch New Cars Focus

The Focus remains high above the Fiesta in Ford’s global lineup. The car is currently in its fourth-gen avatar. 

Specifications And Features

This beautiful car is offered with a range of different power trains, that includes 

  • A 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost unit
  • It produces 125 PS, a mild-hybrid version of the same powertrain, 
  • A 1.5-litre EcoBlue oil burner rated at 120 PS/300 Nm
  • A 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 150 PS of max power and 370 Nm of peak torque. 
Source: Carscoops

The range-topping variant of the Focus is offered with so many goodies like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch TFT infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ambient lighting, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, LED headlights and tail lamps, dual-zone climate control, FordPass connectivity and what not!!.

In the international markets, the Focus is being offered with multiple EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines. In India, the model might come with the 125PS, 1.0L, 3-cylinder EcoBoost petrol and 160PS, 2.0L turbo petrol engine options. The Ford Focus ST will be powered by a 2.3L turbo petrol unit that can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The motor has been tuned for making power worth 280PS and 420Nm of torque.

Focus ST

Since Ford has decided to discontinue the super sporty RS versions of the Focus hatch. It is because of pan-European emissions standards and high development costs, the ST variant becomes the sportiest Focus you can now get. 

Over the regular Focus, the performance-rated ST gets some unique additions like 19-inch Magnetite wheels, unique ST front and rear bumpers, specialized ST upper and lower grille, full styling kit, a large rear spoiler, ST badging all around, an Electronic Limited Slip Differential and a unique ST sports suspension. 

Specifications And Features

  • 2.3-litre EcoBoost powertrain that produces 280 PS of max power
  • With 420 Nm of peak torque
  • The option of either a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed automatic. 
  • The hot hatch can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds when had with the MT, and 6.0 seconds with the auto. 
Source: India Car News

In the international markets, the Focus ST is being offered with multiple EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines. But here, the model might come with the 125PS, 1.0L, 3-cylinder EcoBoost petrol and 160PS, 2.0L turbo petrol engine options. The Ford Focus ST will be powered by a 2.3L turbo petrol unit that can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The motor has been tuned for making power worth 280PS and 420Nm of torque.

Ford Ranger Raptor

The Ford Ranger is literally like a pickup version of the Everest SUV, famously known as the Endeavour. The Ranger Raptor is the high-performance version of this pickup truck, optimized for high-speed off-road driving. 

Specifications And Features

  • The Ranger Raptor draws power from a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine
  • The diesel engine puts out 213 PS of maximum power, along with 500 Nm of peak torque. 
  • The engine comes mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox, just like the BS6 Endeavour.
Source: Ford

A four-wheel-drive system is standard on the pickup truck. The Ranger Raptor could be priced around Rs 65 – 70 lakh in India.  The Ford Ranger Raptor pickup is one of the most capable off-road models in the company’s global product lineup.

It is built on the ladder frame chassis, the performance-oriented pickup will be offered with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that’s good enough for 213bhp and 500Nm. 

It will be matched to a 10-speed automatic gearbox, a Terrain Management system with 6 modes and a 4WD drive train system. It’s most likely to hit Indian roads in the second half of 2021.

New Figo

 Ever since its launch back in 2015, the Figo has failed to receive any substantial updates. That being said, the old Figo now feels dated as compared to some other rivals, which is why its sales numbers are also going down.

But, Ford has confirmed that a new version for the Figo will be launched by the end of 2021. 

The new-generation Ford Figo will arrive by the end of next year. If reports are to be believed, the hatchback might receive Mahindra’s new 1.2L mStallion turbocharged petrol engine 

Source: gaadiwaadi

Specifications And Features

  • It will likely be powered by Mahindra’s mStallion 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, with direct-injected technology. It was originally showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. 
  • This engine will debut in India with the XUV300 Sportz. Ford could slightly be detuned to produce around 110 PS on the car. 
  • The new gasoline unit would deliver a peak power of 129bhp and 230Nm of torque.
  •  This will make it the most powerful petrol hatchback in the country. 
  • Significant changes will also be made inside and outside of the car

Next-Gen EcoSport 

Even after 8 years of being on sale in the country, the Ford EcoSport still continues in its first-gen guise. 

Even though the Ford EcoSport was one of the first sub-4m SUVs in the Indian market, the latest version now has 8 offerings from different manufacturers to choose from, which makes it one of the most competitive segments in the country. 

To catch up with the competition, Ford is introducing a new-gen EcoSport, which will be plunked with the same

Source: Indiacarnews

Features And Specifications

  • 1.2-litre mStallion TGDi turbo-petrol engine, like the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz. 
  • This engine will produce 130 PS of maximum power, along with 230 Nm peak torque. 

New C-SUV

As a part of its joint venture between Mahindra and Ford, a range of SUVs will be developed for the Indian market, with the first outcome being a new Ford C-SUV

Source: gaadiwaadi

It is expected to debut mid next year. Internally codenamed CX757, the Ford C-SUV will share its underpinnings with the upcoming next-generation XUV500, which is also set to be launched next year. Ford also previously confirmed that the new C-segment SUV will be designed by Pininfarina, the Mahindra-owned Italian high-end car design company.

2021 will definitely be an action-packed year for the Indian automobile industry. While so many new car launches have already been planned, there are arrival rumours of a few much-anticipated models. In order to strengthen its market, Ford India (Ford Set To Launch New Cars) is reported to bring in 6 new products namely Figo, Focus, Focus ST, Ranger Raptor, EcoSport, and C-SUV

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