Originally Posted by Volksjäger
I don't know what's making Ford India not to launch the Ford Fiesta hatchback in India. It is the one of the most loved, frugal and driver oriented hatchback in the world. Back in the U.K people simply love Fiesta Diesel and it is a reliable one too. I don't know what happens, the same TDCI engines are not that reliable in India. Are they not quality tested for India or Ford is not serious enough to make one for India ?
Ford has almost killed the Fiesta brand for India,
I dont feel there will be a come back any time soon.
That said some Ford enthusiasts say Ford is considering something for Indian market in the 10-25 lakhs price bracket, some say its the Kuga and others say its some new car probably like S Cross Cross over or an MPV like Lodgy based on Fiesta platform and some say both will come to India.
As far as I am informed by 2017 November India will get the face lift Ecosport in showrooms and by 2018 July India will get new Ford Figo updated interior wise snd exterior wise and will throw a new 1.2 Dragon 3 cylinder petrol instead of current TiVCT while diesel will remain largely unchanged.
Anyway Ford is more focusing on export marketing from India rather than domestic, so I am not expecting any surprises like new Fiesta or Kuga to India from Ford.
Another fun fact is, Ford sold 59 Mustangs in India this November 2016 while Fiat could sell just 9 Abarts in India. STRANGE India.