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Ford ! Replace drab cars with good looking ones

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Ford 's cars in India look drab yet their American models look great. There are two design ideas at present- Ford of Europe and Ford Americas. I personally like Ford America 's design and Ford Europe 's kinetic design doesn't feel young and sporty.

Ford Focus Designed by Global team

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The Ford Fusion (the one after the Focus) is a Camry /Accord competitor and not related to Ford Fusion sold in India. The Ford Edge is next followed by the Explorer . The Fusion,Edge,Explorer is designed by Ford Americas. Next is the Ford Mondeo designed by Ford Europe. The 2012 Focus is a global design even though it has kinetic design. The Fusion/Mondeo will be replaced by a single car as they are of the same size. Here comes the question! I personally feel Ford Europe will destroy the bold,brash looking design of the Ford Fusion as it will be designed by a global deign team. It will also be good if the Edge and the Explorer are introduced in India with the 220 HP 258 Lb-Ft 2.0 L Ecoboost engine. The 2011 Ford Fiesta is also a Ford Europe design.2012-Ford-Focus1.jpg

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Thanks for sharing pictures. But the post is wrong section IMO. It should be in International Scene rather than in Readers Test Team.

Anyway, Ford is adopting "One Ford" principle and we can expect to see global cars in India rather than drab looking made for India cars. For example new Fiesta is quite a head turner as compared to earlier made for India Fiesta.

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Ford has announced that it will be launching 6 new models(including the new Fiesta) in India, till 2012. There models are expected to be in line with the 'One Ford' policy adopted by Ford, as mentioned by @Itssanguine.

 

There was a story on this in the Dec'10 or Jan'11 edition of the ACI Magazine.

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Rather than looks alone, may other things does matter in Introducing the product range by auto manufacturers.

Beginning from the Market Position, Customers demand, customers affordability, suitability, Overall financial & enviornmental conditions of country than churning out one after another cars, as previously GM have done with its Opel brand.

Fiat & Ford have also sailed in the same boat for sometime also but both of them are finally waked-up & now Interested in making India-specific designs which are more suitable to this market.

Fiat is also working on its 'Made for India' car. 

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Thanks for sharing pictures. But the post is wrong section IMO. It should be in International Scene rather than in Readers Test Team.

Anyway' date=' Ford is adopting "One Ford" principle and we can expect to see global cars in India rather than drab looking made for India cars. For example new Fiesta is quite a head turner as compared to earlier made for India Fiesta.[/quote']

Yes, Ford has resolved to bring in it's global model range to India, rather than bringing in the orthodox and conventional play-safe designs.

This is very apparent from the fact that the new fiesta is the same model going on sale in Europe and China for quite some time.

In fact, the entire engine range on offer will be new. Ford has developed a new 1.5l petrol and diesel motors for India, but will also export the same for other global markets.

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