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Old 7th March 2012, 12:44   #1
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Default News: Ford's new small car B-MAX may come to India

Came across this news on rediff that, Ford which unveiled its new small car B-MAX in Geneva Motor Show, may also launch it in India.
Ford's small car may also come to India - Rediff.com Business

Since I always take any auto news from rediff with a pinch of salt, I did a little cross check, and found a piece in ET too.
Geneva International Motor Show: Ford unveils B-MAX; may roll out in India too - The Economic Times

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The car looks pretty neat. Doesn't look much like a concept. And are they using the same design allow wheels for all the concept cars? Saw the same design on EcoSport as well!
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The ecosport should probably come first given that it was showcased in the Autoexpo. But ford does need to bring in models that make sense in india and not just those that showcase its global capability. And of course price them sensibly!
I like the B-max but i doubt it will come through in the same avatar. I suspect the sliding doors will give way to normal doors.

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Overall the car looks neat. Are they going to have these sliding doors in the final model? That would probably be a first in a small hatch.
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Reuters News:

Small is big in Ford's India drive | Reuters

- Focus on small cars. Plan to release more than one models in the next 3 years
- They said it was a tactical mistake not focus on this sector
- A case in example: Hyundai which started only one year before them.
- Just see where they have reached with their early focus on small cars
- A billion dollar investment by 2014, which would translate to a low cost export hub.
- This is the Gujarat investment. Chennai to be in full capacity by 2012
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