The ceremony of Ford’s new step-stone for the better exports from India, a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat, had opened a can of secrets. They said, Figo Aspire compact sedan rivaling to a number of other cars in the country will roll off the production line soon.
The launch may take place in June 2015 across India. Powered by three engine options, a 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol, faced alongside the 1.5-litre DV5 turbo-diesel in the line-up. It is the bigger petrol machine that may get a chance to see a twin-clutch auto gearbox for the perspective of creme segment.
To see the inauguration, Ford India called Mrs. Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, and Mark Fields, CEO of Ford Motor Company, presented her a souvenir as a part of the gratitude of the ceremony.
Based out of Sanan in Gujarat, the plant is able to produce 2,40,000 units a year alongside 2,70,000 units of engines. Both of them will cater the export needs. The new facility can perform functions like trimming, stamping, paint, body assembly and final assembly. Ford India has made provision for the company’s own technology called rotational dip in paint shop that is environment-friendly. The technology is based on a process called 3-Wet, where they say the paint quality and durability results a better aspect. By adapting such techs, CO2 emissions, Volatile Organic Compounds, and waste will get reduce to a large extent.