Ford Motors Extends Mechanical Support To Mumbai & East India Customers Whose Cars Were Affected By Torrential Rains
There is some big news for the Ford vehicle owners living in Mumbai and East India. After the devastating rains in Mumbai, Ford Motors has decided to extend their helping hand to those customers whose cars were damaged by the rains, subsequent floods and water logging.
Ford has decided to bare 50 percent of their customer’s liability in replacement of auto parts for which they claimed insurance. To ensure smooth flow of work Surveyors from insurance companies have been stationed at the Ford service centres to make sure that the insurance claims are processed swiftly. To further help their customers Ford is also extending additional benefits as well which includes free engine oil replacement on all affected Ford vehicles, 50% discount on anti-rust coating on the underbody and a 50% discount on labor charges for replacement of those parts not covered under insurance claims.
Additionally all the service centers will remain open and operational until extra hours to continue with the maintenance and repair work. Ford is also helping those customers by offering 20 percent discount on booking self-driving cars from Zoom car in case the cars take more than 24 hours to complete.
Ford Customers can also seek for Ford Road Side Assistance at 1800-209-7400 or 1800-103-7400 and Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1800-419-2500 or 1800-425-2500 for all other queries.
6 Indian SUV’s That Has Received Humongous Price Drop Post GST
In our previous article, we have explained every detail that you would possibly want to know about the GST tax structure that the Indian Government has implemented from July 1st, 2017.
Under the new tax structure, almost all the cars have become cheaper except few which belong to the Hybrid category. However, also do keep in mind the fact that the car makers will now be able to propose a uniformed pricing across the Country. But you also do have to bear in mind the fact that the GST prices do not count the road tax which varies state to state.
With that note, we continue with the list of 5 cars which has received the biggest price cut from the Auto manufacturers Post GST.
Ford Endeavour Will Now Be Available In Three Variants Only
Ford has decided to discontinue some trims levels from their Endeavour SUV lineup because of some unknown reason. Now their brawny and large seven-seater SUV is available with a total three trim levels.
The trim levels on offer currently include the entry-level Trend which is available only in two-wheel drive guise, while the mid Titanium trim too is also available in two-wheel drive guise. The top end fully loaded Titanium trim on offer is available only in the four-wheel-drive guise. The prices of the Trend trim starts from INR. 25,49,000 while the fully loaded top end Titanium trim is priced at INR. 31,50,000. The mid Titanium trim priced at INR. 28,62,000.
Coming to the drivetrains while the Trend and Titanium trims are available with the two-wheel drive are available with the 2.2 Litre diesel unit. The top end Titanium 4X4 variant gets the more powerful 3.2 Litre unit only.
It’s already been a year that Ford has introduced the new generation SUV in India and what we believe is the low sales volume which has forced Ford to take the decision of discontinuing some variants which were earlier on offer.
The Ford Endeavour is the direct rival of the Toyota Fortuner and the recently launched Isuzu MU-X in the Indian market. We also came to know recently that Ford has already begun testing the facelift Endeavour in some International markets already. Expect the facelift SUV to be unveiled sometime towards the year 2018.
WWE Superstar John Cena’s Newest Car Collection 2017 Edition: Video
We all know the tremendous amount of success that John Cena has achieved over all these years. From being the face of WWE to grabbing some good movie role offers, he is the one person who has done it all. There is no doubt in the fact that this gentle giant is definitely one of the most successful WWE superstars after the Rock both inside as well as outside the ring. Not only he has a tremendous fan following, but he is also known to be quite a gentleman himself.
Now what many of you don’t know is the fact that John Cena is also one huge car guy. He not only has some exclusive and one of its kind cars in his garage but he regularly maintains and drives them. Now we have seen many of his cars already on youtube and various other websites, but we have got some new videos where the Superstar himself is showing his newest car collection and also explaining all the features himself.
So if you are a John Cena fan, then you all will love to watch these new videos but if you are not then I am sure many Car fanatics will also envy his one of a kind car collection.
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Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Ford Endeavour
Volkswagen launched the new Tiguan in India yesterday, and although this is the first Volkswagen SUV in India and the only one, this is not exactly a fully fledged SUV like the bigger Ford Endeavour or Toyota Fortuner. However, the only reason why we are comparing both these SUV’s is that of the fact the Tiguan is launched with a four-wheel drive as standard and also because both these SUV’s are priced in the same price range.
Now compared to the Tiguan the Endeavour is big and also offers a third-row seating option at the rear plus it also has atleast 3 engine options including a petrol compared to the single diesel engine option in the newly launched Tiguan.
Still there are plenty of things where the Tiguan can take on its competition directly. So go through the comparison below and find out where the newly launched Tiguan standard in the race
Ford Ecosport Facelift Caught Testing On Indian Road: Video
Motorworld India was able to get the first video of the all new facelift Ford Ecosport while it was being tested on the Indian road. The reports state that the SUV will launch in India towards the end of this year and for all your information this is not exactly a new generation model but is a facelift that Ford has given to their popular compact SUV.
Now, there were not exactly one but two different test mules which were caught testing at the same time. While both the test mules were wrapped in heavy camouflage, the changes that the compact SUV received was quite evident. Both the test mules had received the same changes that the new facelift Ecosport had received when it was first unveiled Infront of the public at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto show.
The facelift Ecosport now features a redesigned trapezoidal grille towards the front; the headlamp design is also new and gets integrated LED daytime running lamps. The redesigned front bumper now gets bigger triangular fog lights. Towards the rear, it gets a redesigned taillamps as well. The wheel design is also new. The facelift Ecosport still retains the tailgate mounted spare wheel which also gets a body coloured wheel cover as well.
Just like the exterior the interior too will get a complete overhaul as well. Although the interior of this test mule was not visible the facelift Ecosport did receive a new three-spoke steering wheel; the redesigned dashboard now will house Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system or perhaps will get the system from the current generation SUV. Apart from that, the seats will also be redesigned as well, and it will also get a new instrument cluster.
Ford Showed Steady Sales Growth In April 2017
Ford Motors India was able to continue a steady growth rate for the month of April 2017 with the rise in the combination of domestic wholesales and exports. They were able to export a total of 25,149 vehicles compared to 16,470 vehicles in the corresponding month last year.
During the month of April Ford has further strengthened their product portfolio by launching the sharper, spirited Sports Editions of its hatchback Figo and compact sedan Aspire. These cars promise to enhance the fun-to-drive quotient of both the cars. Both these cars stand out from the standard models because they have received a dozen of design & performance changes.
During the month of April besides just launching new models, Ford India also started a new campaign to sensitise car buyers on the importance of safety. The campaign, titled The Uncomfortable Question will help the customers in car buying decisions.
Besides all that Ford India also strengthened its sales and service footprint with the inauguration of new facilities in Jammu, Ghaziabad and Faridabad. The company now has 376 sales and service outlets, covering 209 cities across India.
Now talking about some real figures, in the month of April 2017 Ford was able to sell 7,618 vehicles ijn the domestic market, compared to 6,531 units last year. The exports grew to 17,531 vehicles from 9,939 units in the same month last year.
Safety Is The Top Priority Of Ford & Here Is The Proof Of That: Video
Ford India has released another inspiring and thoughtful TVC urging their customers to make safety a priority and not a choice. After what happened with the Indian cars at the NCAP global safety test it is quite surprising that more than two-thirds (70%) of close to 22,000 respondents of a survey by Ford India didn’t consider safety as an important consideration while buying a vehicle.
According to Ford, they were one of the first car makers who offered factory fitted safety belts in their cars and even now they are making sure that each of their cars comes loaded with atleast six-seven airbags available at an affordable price.
In their latest television commercial which has been titled ‘The Uncomfortable Question’ features a father and daughter. While the father picks her daughter from school and showing her their newest car. The father tried to explain every single feature of the car while also explaining the safety features of the car. The curious daughter raises a sensitive question that how wills the father be able to save her because she is sitting in the backseat of the car. Then the father explains to his daughter that she is also safe in the backseat of the car because their cars come with six airbags in total which will provide complete all-around protection.
The hidden message behind this new TVC is that the auto manufacturer urges car buyers to take safety as their main priority. Ford portfolio in India today gets plenty of advanced safety features which includes ABS, EBD, side & curtain airbags as well as industry-first knee airbag to keep their passengers safe.
2017 Ford Aspire Sports Edition
Ford Motors India introduced the Figo Aspire Sports edition last Monday along with the Figo Sports hatchback. Now we already have informed you about the hatchback, and the changes it has received the sedan variant based on the same hatchback, on the other hand, received its unique styling.
Besides getting some cosmetic enhancement, the Aspire Sports edition also received a tuned suspension setup for better handling. Fortunately, these are not dealer level enhancement and have been done entirely at the Ford’s Sanand, Gujarat workshop.
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2017 Ford Figo S
Ford launched the new generation, Figo, back in 2015 which replaced the old Figo in India. Offered with a whole new platform and three drivetrain options which include two petrol and a single diesel engine option. The new generation Figo became a hit amongst the crowd because it offered plenty within the package infact this is the only small hatchback which also provides a total of 6 airbags for the safety of the passengers inside.
According to the recent report, Ford Figo is all set to get a Sports edition which will most probably be termed Figo S. The new S
sports variant will launch later this month, the Figo S will be based on the top end Titanium Plus variant. The Figo S won’t get any mechanical changes though but expect it to feature plenty of cosmetic updates to both its exterior as well as interior.
Update 17.04.2017: - Ford launched the Sportier, Trendier and Fun to Drive Figo Sport in India today. The prices and other details have been updated in this overview
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6 New Cars Launching in The Month Of April-May 2017
We started the year 2017 on a positive note, in the past three months car enthusiasts have seen plenty of new launches from some of the renowned manufacturers. The car sales too have gone up which definitely is also good news for the car manufacturers.
Below provided are the list of cars which will be launching within the next two months in India. We must inform you that there are plenty of exciting cars which are entering the Indian market and we have thus differentiated all these cars according to their price and segment.
5 Quick Points About The Soon To Be Launched Ford Figo & Aspire Sport Models
It’s still not official yet, but Ford will be launching a Sportier variant of their existing hatchback Figo and compact sedan Figo Aspire soon in India. This slightly sportier variant of the hatchback and compact sedan will go on sale as a special edition model. The car was recently also spotted at a dealership which clearly showed that the car had received some cosmetic updates to its exterior.
The Figo Sport although won’t receive any mechanical changes under the hood and thus both the Figo hatchback and the Figo Aspire sedan will continue to be offered with three engine options under the hood including two petrol and a diesel mill.
Below provided are 5 quick points that you need to know about the upcoming Ford Figo hatch and Figo Aspire Sports sedan