Ford India sales, both domestic and exports during March 2012 reached 12,148 making it the best ever record breaking month for Ford India. The company also laid the foundation stone for their second manufacturing plant on March 22nd at Sanand. The US$1 billion facility with be the company's second plant, the first one being at Chennai.
Of all the vehicles manufactured by Ford India, it was Ford Figo that saw increased demand both where domestic and exports were concerned. Figo which has been in circulation for two years now has received umpteen awards and has even found mention in the Limca Book of Records as the Most Awarded Car in 2011.
During the first three months of this year, exports of Ford India increased by 74% and the company exported 7,163 vehicles to 34 countries across the globe. The Sanand plant is expected to be completed by 2014 and will have the capacity to produce 240,000 vehicles and 270,000 engines per annum both for domestic use and exports.