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Old 3rd February 2010, 12:21   #256
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COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF FIGO FROM FEB 5

Ford India will start commercial production of its compact car 'Figo' at its plant at Sriperumbudur near here from February 5, according to a company official

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and Deputy Chief Minister Stalin would inaugurate the plant on Friday, the official said.

Ford had signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu government last year, under which it would invest an additional Rs 1,500 crore to expand the Sriperumbudur facility.

The investments include ramping up the Sriperumbudur facility to make new engines and for production of Figo,
http://www.business-standard.com/ind...ctionfigofeb-5

I am bit surprised to read this article. Does Ford have a facility at Sriperumbudur?

In India Ford has its facility only at Maraimalai Nagar near Chennai.

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I am bit surprised to read this article. Does Ford have a facility at Sriperumbudur?
No, that is wrong. It is in maraimalai nagar, and they have expanded the facility recently.
Maybe the official opening of the facilty is yet to happen.
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No, that is wrong. It is in maraimalai nagar, and they have expanded the facility recently.
Maybe the official opening of the facilty is yet to happen.
This news is not made by us but was published in Economic times and Bussiness standard. If they are saying sriperumbudur then it should be it. we are going by the news only we have read.
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This news is not made by us but was published in Economic times and Bussiness standard. If they are saying sriperumbudur then it should be it. we are going by the news only we have read.

Hi Jackson, if a person sitting in news room and makes a mistake doesn't mean we need to accept. Please take it as advised by Dawood, the factory is at Maraimalai nagar. You know most of the news companies take news from AIP, Reuters and others. Hence if any of the reporting had error that will come as such on paper too.

For your own information, here are the detailed list of companies and their Chennai location:


Hyundai(Sriperumpudur)
Ford(Maraimalainagar)
BMW(Oragadam)
Mitsubishi(Thiruvallur)
Komatsu (Oragadam)
The TVS Group (Padi)
Ashok Leyland(Ambattore & Hosur)
Nissan-Renault(Oragadam)
Daimler Trucks (Oragadam)
TI Cycles of India(Avadi)
TAFE & Simpsons (Sembium)
Royal Enfield(Ennore)
Caterpillar Inc.,(Ennore)
Caparo - luxuary bus(Sriperumbudur)
Eicher(Ennore)
Madras Rubber Factory (Greams Road)
Michelin (Gummidipoondi)
The Heavy Vehicles Factory to produce India's best tank: Arjun MBT(Avadi)
The Integral Coach Factory (Perambur)
Mahindra & Mahindra (Cheyyar)
Dunlop (Ambattore) - A Good news is that Dunlop resume operations very soon in India.

Other prominent names of Tamilnadu in Automobile Industries:

1. Roots Ltd
2. Murugappa Group (Sheet, Chain, Tubes etc.)
3. SARA-ELGI (Automobile Industrial Applications)
4. PRICOL (Meters, Brakes, Security systes etc.)
5. RaNE (Steering components)
6. Shanti Gears (Gears of all make)
7. TVS group (Diesel Injectors, Alternators, Brakes, Lights, Wheels and etc.)
8. Johnson Electric
9. Greves Cotton (Perungudi)
10. Ashley Alteams (Cheyyar)
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Old 3rd February 2010, 14:09   #260
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@Jackson

Hi Jackson, as told by trammway we are just intending to provide the correct information to the community. As soon as I read the article, I felt few observations are wrong in the article.

@trammway

Nice compilation of data. Thanks.
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1. Figo @ Goa: Pics from Flickr

Ford Figo on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

2. Video from www.drivingford.in :

3. Indianautoblog

http://***************.com/2010/01/f...-drive-part-12

3.a) Ford Figo interiors exteriors components testing

Ford Figo interiors exteriors components testing - a set on Flickr

4. Motorbeam Review

Ford Figo Twins Test Drive Review

5. Vicky.in review

Ford Figo – Review at Vicky SlideShow

6. Motorbeam.com's Photos - Ford Figo (Product Spec PPT)
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d=266095087265

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A think a small change in the front bumper could have added a lot to the front looks. Like the below photoshopped pic. (Black lower lip for the front bumper)

Ford: Atleast for the 1.6!

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Wow! That will be an easy job to do in real and the car looks good like that. Nice job CrAzY dRiVeR.
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Guys

Take a look at this !

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Guys

Take a look at this !

Keshav, Thats a nice videos to share. Figo does look a lot composed on those roads. Nice place, reminds me of Kerala.
Surprisingly Boneham seems to be excited about the 1.2 Engine .

Folks,
isn't it proper to have the Fiesta MK6 discussion to be on some other thread?
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Guys

Take a look at this !
Fantastic video! Thanks for sharing dude!

The more i see figo, the more i like it's simple no frills design.
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Fantastic video! Thanks for sharing dude!

The more i see figo, the more i like it's simple no frills design.
You are right. Its looks good on this video. But Figos looks are not as cool as Beats looks. I feel they should have made it more funky. Rear could have been better. Side profile is absolutely bland. For today, Figo's looks are fine compared to Ritz, i10 but a year or two down the line, it would look really dated.
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sorry for my ignorance- did not track it so closely as to what is the difference between this and the fusion?
For me- looks almost like the fusion and also is a large hatch. The Fusion i guess was not much of a success at all primarily having a sluggish engine..
Again, if i sound unaware on this..i really am- welcome some enlightenment from more knowledgeable souls on this aspect
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For your own information, here are the detailed list of companies and their Chennai location:


Hyundai(Sriperumpudur)
Ford(Maraimalainagar)
BMW(Oragadam)
Mitsubishi(Thiruvallur)
Komatsu (Oragadam)

One Correction in your list.
BMW plant is not at Oragadam, it is also in MaraiMalai Nagar.
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sorry for my ignorance- did not track it so closely as to what is the difference between this and the fusion?
For me- looks almost like the fusion and also is a large hatch. The Fusion i guess was not much of a success at all primarily having a sluggish engine..
Again, if i sound unaware on this..i really am- welcome some enlightenment from more knowledgeable souls on this aspect
Fusion and Figo are pretty much different except for the too similar silhouette. Let's just forget about the Fusion. Infact it's stopped now.
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so production starts today and when does the delivery starts ? any idea guys
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