American car maker, Ford will unveil an all-new vehicle planned for launch in India and other global markets at the 11th Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi on January 7 to 11, will serve as the backdrop for the presentation of a new, but as of yet unnamed, concept model from Ford. With expected attendance of 1.4 million visitors, Auto Expo 2012 is an ideal location to showcase the newest Ford product.
This next-generation vehicle will take centre stage on Ford’s high-tech and interactive stand, which will cover roughly 1,400 square meters. Highlights planned for Auto Expo 2012 include comprehensive safety and quality displays, a 3D theater, live shows and a crowd-sourced, interactive driving game.
The Detroit-based carmaker won’t reveal any specific details about the study but said that it will preview an all-new vehicle planned for introduction in India as well as other global markets in the very near future.
For the time being, we only get a single cropped image of the concept’s front end, but it is believed that it shows a small five-door crossover model based on the Fiesta platform. The 1.5-liter diesel engine also sourced from the global Fiesta along with an all-new, technology-packed 1-liter EcoBoost petrol engine (featuring turbocharging, variable valve timing and direct injection) are the chosen candidates to power the junior SUV, the source notes.
Ford India said that the new vehicle will be the latest One Ford global product and it has been designed to help expand the company’s footprint in the world’s fastest-growing auto markets. The new model will be the second of eight products that the Blue Oval plans to bring to India by 2015.
Fleet of Ford Vehicles on Display
Also on the Ford stand will be the Ford Figo, the All-New Fiesta, the Ford Classic and the Ford Endeavour.
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