Ever since its origin in 1903, the American multinational company, Ford has been a comprehensive leader. Established by Sir Henry Ford, Ford has brought in many top sellers onto the Indian roads, ever since its inception in the country from 1998.

The all-American cars are known for their powerful engines, comfortable interiors and safety features. But which are the top selling Ford cars in India? Let us make a list. Also check Upcoming Hyundai Creta at Autoportal.com

When the other manufacturers came out with SUVs, Ford had to come out with a better monocoque SUV EcoSport. The EcoSport is the bestselling Ford car in the country. This compact sports utility vehicle comes with a radical design and good technicalities. Known for its high ground clearance and spacious interiors, the EcoSport comes with a price tag of Rs 6.14 to Rs 9.48 lakhs.

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The Ford Figo was launched in the year 2010. The new Figo has improved features and increased power output. The standard model is pretty cheap at just Rs 3.86 lakhs and the high end ones go up to Rs 6 lakhs. Ford Figo is available in both petrol and diesel engines. The Figo is a sub-4 metre car, but has the best-in class wheelbase of 2489 mm; much higher than its competitors.

Ford Fiesta is a top selling Ford car. Though the Fiesta is less on space with a cramped rear seat, the EcoSport inspired interior design looks extremely futuristic. The Fiesta is known for its performance and handling in city and highway. The Ford Classic is renowned for responsive mechanics and excellent suspension. This sedan uses the Kinetic Design philosophy which enhances driver and passenger safety. Their prices range from Rs 8 to 10 lakhs. Ford Classic is an enhanced version of the Fiesta, but it costs much lesser than the original version. The base variant is available at Rs 5 lakhs. Though it has a frugal range of engine options, it is a performance oriented driver’s car.

With its aggressive stance, the Ford Endeavour has a commanding road presence. The advanced safety and comfort features, along with a powerful engine make this SUV a great off-roader. Introduced in India in 2003 the Ford Endeavour is a midsize SUV. The ride quality in the third row here is pretty comfortable unlike other SUVs. The price of Endeavour ranges from Rs 19-23 lakhs.

Apart from these, Ford Figo Concept 2015, Ford Figo New, Ford Endeavour 2015, Ford Mustang, Figo Aspire, Mondeo, and Kuga are other upcoming cars from Ford.

Ford, the third largest carmaker in the world, has become synonymous with excellence and sophistication in the Indian automobile market. Ford cars are posing a great concern to other automobile giants like Maruti, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and many others.

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NEW DELHI: Riding on new launches in sports as well as mid-segment bikes, Bajaj AutoBSE 0.39 % is eyeing 5 per cent increase in its domestic market share to around 23 per cent by the end of current fiscal.

The company, which sells various popular motorcycle models including Pulsar, Discover and Platina, currently has a market share of 18 per cent in the domestic market.

“We have improved our total market share in the bike segment to around 18 per cent in the domestic market ..
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The race to build self-driving cars maybe in the last lap with top carmakers and tech majors including Google, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo testing driverless vehicles across the world. And top auto parts suppliers, too, are strengthening their technology prowess to meet the demand for specialised systems these vehicles would need.

World’s largest auto component maker Robert Bosch expects rapid growth of automated driving assistance systems to generate 1 billion, or $1.1 billion .. ...continue reading Google, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Volvo testing driverless cars across the world

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NEW DELHI: After the S-Cross crossover, Maruti SuzukiBSE -0.05 % will launch another premium compact car, codenamed YRA, through the company’s top-end retail outlets Nexa.

Sources said the company plans to quickly beef up offerings at Nexa as it looks to expand the premium retail format to attract new-age buyers. “The idea is to have a fuller portfolio so that walk-ins are on the rise,” a company official told TOI, requesting anonymity. At Nexa, Maruti SuzukiBSE -0.05 % plans to sell ..
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NEW DELHI: Auto maker Ford India will start accepting bookings for its upcoming compact sedan, Figo Aspire at its dealerships from next week at a nominal amount of Rs 30,000.

Figo Aspire, which is expected to hit the roads next month, is one of the three models the company plans to launch over the next nine months. ...continue reading Ford to open Figo Aspire bookings from next week

With too many crossovers flooding the market, Maruti Suzuki is also looking at the high profile crossover segment. Now the new S-Cross is almost getting ready. The Suzuki Motors had unveiled this crossover during the 2013 Geneva auto show. The launch of the S-Cross is expected in the second half of 2015.

The large dimensions of the car give it the road presence. The big headlamps house HID projectors within them along with LED daytime-running lights. A chrome-clad grille houses the Suzuki badge in the centre and there are fog lamps on the bumper. Styling lines from the bumper flows into the doors, which also have the customary plastic claddings of a crossover. The rear-end design is stylish and has proportionate tail-lamps. Silver-coloured rails adorn the roof that lends a sporty touch to the design. Also check Hyundai Creta price at Autoportal.com

 

The S-Cross is not based on the SX4 and it is built on a brand-new platform. The dashboard layout is uncluttered with touches of silver. The dash consists of a 7-inch, touch-enabled infotainment screen and is synced with Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, rear-view camera and audio playback. A TFT screen shows car data and also has an analogue speedometer and tachometer.

The car is spacious. The 4.3 m length of S-Cross adds to the legroom as well as shoulder room. The rear seat can be reclined in two fixed positions that offers enhanced back support. Boot size is 353-litres and can be increased up to 810-litres.

The S-Cross SX4 is expected in petrol and diesel and few variants will have all-wheel drive option. The S-Cross has an AWD variant in international markets.

The S-Cross has a Fiat-sourced 1.6-litre diesel engine that generates 118 bhp of power and a torque of 320 Nm. Besides the 1.6, the S-Cross may get the usual Maruti Suzuki set of engines that power the Ciaz at the moment, which is a 1.3-litre 93 PS petrol motor and the 1.3-litre 90 PS diesel mill.  The S-Cross has a 6-speed the transmission.

The crossover comes with good ground clearance and a sturdy suspension to tackle bad roads. The extra cladding on the sides, the large wheel base of 2600 mm and 16” and17” wheels for lower and top trims will definitely make the S-Cross an ideal off-road vehicle.

The safety features will include frontal airbags, ABS and EBD, central locking, an engine immobiliser and side impact beams.

The price range is expected to be between Rupees 6.5 to 10 lakh.

Maruti-Suzuki has high expectations from the new S-Cross and when launched will have to compete with the already established rivals like the Renault Duster, the Ford EcoSport and the Crossovers like Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo.

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It's been on the cards for a while and we'd told you that BMW will unveil the 7 series on June 10. Well, after countless leaked photos, the company has officially unveiled the new 7-Series. The 7 series sports an evolutionary design on the exterior though people might say it is a bit too conservative.

The front is a familiar one as the car gets the prominent twin kidney grille that is flanked by standard LED headlights or optional Laserlight headlights. There are LED fog lamps too and a whole lot of chrome on the front fender vents. The tail lamps are L-Shaped which look good but not extravagant. ...continue reading 2016 BMW 7 Series Revealed

Now that the festive season is around the corner, carmakers are all set to bring in several new products to cash-in on the opportunity. Starting from June till the end of this calendar year, we'll see multiple new car launches.

Here's a list of new and facelifted cars that will be rolled out in June and July 2015.

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The next new product from Volkswagen India will be the 2015 Vento facelift for which the company dealers have already started taking pre-orders. To be launched on June 23, 2015, the vehicle can be booked with a token amount of Rs. 25,000 at any dealership across India.

The 2015 Volkswagen Vento has received several cosmetic updates, besides a bunch of new features. Though, the most important update has come in the form of fuel efficiency. The company has tuned all three powertrains - 1.2-litre TSI, 1.6-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TDI - to return up to 7.5 per cent more mileage than before.
...continue reading Volkswagen Vento Facelift Launching on June 23, 2015