Ford India sold 10,948 combined domestic wholesales and export units in October. According to the official company statement, domestic demand remained steady with 7,577 vehicles sold in October this year as compared to 8,091 units sold in October 2011. While that is practically a drop in sales, the company exported 3,371 cars in October this year – its highest monthly export ever — an increase of around 20 percent compared to 2,815 units exported in October 2011.
“Festive season is always a very busy time for vehicle sales in India,” said Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India. “The team has been working very hard to satisfy domestic and export demand. Despite some of the ongoing market challenges, we have again sold close to 11,000 vehicles. Despite some ongoing market challenges, we are extremely proud to have had our second best month in October. The successful launch last month of the enriched New Figo further reinforces its reputation as a reliable, substantial vehicle with outstanding value”, added Boneham.
Boosting its pan-Indian sales and service network and strengthening the availability of parts, the company also opened its third Parts Distribution Centre in India in Mumbai and also added a new dealership in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, taking the number of sales and service outlets to 241 in 127 cities. The company has plans to take the number to over 500 by mid-decade.