Ford India sold 12,288 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports in May 2014. The results represent an increase of 105 percent year-over-year compared to the 5,993 units sold in May 2013, meaning that The Blue Oval more than doubled its sales for the month.
Domestic sales stood at 6,053 vehicles in May, up 51 percent from 4,002 vehicles, while exports came in at 6,235 vehicles, up 213 percent from 1,991 units in the corresponding period last year. The Blue Oval is attributing the impressive growth to a stable political environment, which is beneficial to the overall business environment.
“A stable government is a positive development for overall economic and business sentiment in the country. We are hopeful that the new government will support ongoing industry-friendly initiatives like the excise duty reduction and look at further positive measures to improve consumer sentiment,” said Vinay Piparsania, executive director of Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford India.
“We would look forward to the new government undertaking measures such as introduction of GST, rationalization of taxes and encourage foreign investment to promote sustained growth of the economy and the automotive sector.”
In May, Ford India reopened orders for all variants of the EcoSport subcompact crossover, which has been well-received by customers “thanks to its robust drive dynamics, exemplary performance, smart technology and compelling value proposition”, according to Ford.
“With over 50,000 units of the EcoSport delivered, we have significantly reduced the waiting period and are pleased to extend the opportunity to book the Ford EcoSport to more customers,” added Piparsania.