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10 Reasons Why Indians Just Love Ford Cars!

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford. The American carmaker is known to be one of the few globally renowned brands to have such a heritage. Every car from the manufacturer has a story to recite, with a long history linked to it. We, Indians do love Ford cars for sure, and there are plenty of reasons behind this love. Let’s have a look at 10 of them.

  1. The American Heritage

    Ford = American Dream
    Ford = American Dream

    The American muscle, Mustang and the legendary GT40 all come from this carmaker. If there is any brand that has a 100% American heritage, it is Ford! Everybody wants to live that American dream and Ford has made it possible with their lineup of robust and powerful engines. Ford is the only carmaker in India to offer a real muscle car in India, the Mustang.

  2. The Ultimate Build Quality (Built Tough!)

    BS6 Ford Figo: Reliable Cars In India
    BS6 Ford Figo: Reliable Cars In India

    Ford cars are simply built to last. The cars have robust quality with ultimate standards. Be it the Ecosport or the Endeavour, every car has got safety standards that are unmatched by their rivals. Indians do love Ford cars for their built tough philosophy. Ford offers safety features like multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, Electronic Stability Control (ESP) and much more right from the base variants of the cars.

  3. Powerful Engines

    Ford Ecoboost Engines
    Ford 1.0L EcoBoost Engine

    Ford cars are equipped with powerful engines for sure. For eg, the Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It is known to be one of the most powerful 1.0-litre turbocharged engines in India. The current lineup of BS6 compliant engines is powerful as well as fuel-efficient, just the way we Indians love our engines! The EcoBoost engine is capable of producing 123hp of power and 170Nm of torque, which even higher capacity engines can produce. Although the engine has been discontinued, if you can still get your hands on the Ford Ecosport with the EcoBoost engine, you must go for it!

  4. Brute and Rugged Design

    Ford Endeavour
    Ford Endeavour

    Ford cars simply ooze out ultimate design elements. You can distinguish Ford cars from others based on their design easily. The simple yet elegant design of Ford cars complements the style statement of us Indians. Take for eg, the Ford Endeavour, a full-grown SUV that Indians love to buy for the elegance it has to offer with a complete SUV experience.

  5. Remember the Ford Fiesta 1.6S?

    Ford Fiesta 1.6S
    Ford Fiesta 1.6S | Image Source

    Fiesta has been a very popular car from Ford in India. It was launched in saloon version in the country back in 2005. Fiesta was feature-loaded and powerful as well. It was equipped with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that gave out 100hp of power and a peak torque of 145Nm. Ford even launched a sportier version named Fiesta S as the first-gen was gaining a lot of popularity. The sports version had a low demand at that time, but it was a powerful car for sure. It had better suspension suited for sporty performance, which if launched today would have yielded a lot more sales for sure.

  6. Competitive Pricing

    Ford Aspire | Best Mileage Cars | Petrol
    Ford Aspire | Best Mileage Cars | Petrol

    Robust quality and performance do come at a price. But when we are talking about Ford, the pricing is not an issue. All the cars from the manufacturer are priced just right and when compared to the rivals, Ford cars offer a lot at very competitive pricing. For instance, Ford Ecosport costs around ₹8,04,000 (ex-showroom) for its base model which when compared to the rivals is surely competitive.

  7. Joint Venture With Mahindra

    Ford & Mahindra JV
    Ford & Mahindra JV

    We Indians love Mahindra. And a joint venture between Ford and Mahindra is surely going to be fruitful. With the research and development of both the companies joining hands to make their cars better than ever, this JV will surely turn out to be great and we Indians do love good collaborations. Take the Hero-Honda JV for reference. Mahindra with Ford has been developing m-Stallion engines which are a new generation of powerful engines that will soon be powering cars from both the carmakers.

  8. Good Resale Value

    High Resale Value of Ford Cars
    High Resale Value of Ford Cars

    With the great build quality and powerful engines comes high resale value. Ford cars have high resale value in the second-hand market as compared to their rivals. If maintained properly, Ford cars can return over 56% of the initial value even after 3 years of running.

  9. For the love of the Endeavour (Endy)

    Indians Love Ford Endeavour
    Indians Love Ford Endeavour

    Indians, especially people from Punjab and Haryana love to show-off big cars and Endeavour is a humungous one. Ford Endeavour has been the best-selling SUV in India since the time it was launched. It also packs a powerful engine along with a plethora of features at disposal. And when it comes to safety, Ford Endeavour has got a lot of those features too.

  10. Go Further – Benchmark for Comfort

    Ford Figo | Interior
    Ford Figo | Interior

    Ford cars offer a lot of features along with design and performance. For eg, Ford Ikon launched back in 1999, had power steering, power windows, air conditioner, anti-theft alarm, child safety locks, central locking, power door locks, day and night rear-view mirror and so on. Offering a lot at justified price is what Ford has been doing since its inception in India.

Take a look: Ford Mustang | 56 Years Of American Muscle

So, these are the reasons behind the love for Ford cars in India. What are your views about the American company? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Ritvik Gupta
Ex-Technical Content Developer at GoMechanic | Automobile enthusiast with a knack to decode it for everyone | Automobile Engineer by passion


  1. U’re doing a great job by providing such information. Glad to have such page for me as a personal help and knowledge. Can we have such blog for TATA as well

    • Hi Nitin,

      Ford is not planning an exit from India at present, though the situations might lead to that. Although with the joint venture between Ford and Mahindra might save Ford in India. Let’s hope for the best. Stay tuned!


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