Ford India looks all set to increase prices of its entire range of cars w.e.f. July 1, 2018. This will be the second price increase for Ford cars this year. Earlier this year, in March, the company had to increase prices of all its cars owing to the Indian government’s decision to increase the import duty on auto components. The information about the upcoming price hike has come from our source at a Ford dealership.
As you can see above, the company is preparing to increase prices of the Endeavour by up to Rs 50,000. The prices of its cheaper products, like the EcoSport and the Freestyle, will be hiked by up to Rs 19,000 and Rs 16,000, respectively. It’s worth a mention here that the Ford Freestyle was launched in India at an introductory price range of Rs 5.09 lakh to Rs 7.89 lakh, which made it tremendous value for money. Even after factoring in the upcoming increment in prices, the Freestyle will continue to come across as a great VFM product.
As per the leaked document we have above, even the Aspire and the Figo are about to become more expensive. Prices of both the cars will get hiked by Rs. 8-9,000. However, it may be noted here that the current Aspire is on its way out and will be soon replaced with an updated version. The upcoming Aspire facelift will carry several styling changes on the outside. On the inside, it will come with some additional features. One of the biggest highlights will be the introduction of the SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment unit. The current 1.2-TiVCT petrol engine will be replaced with the 1.2-Dragon motor that’s available on the Freestyle.
The Aspire facelift is expected to be very close to its launch, which means the revised price list could be released with the upcoming model. The Figo hatchback, on the other hand, is expected to remain the same for some more time to come. It’s surprising that it’s about to get costlier as it is already roughly Rs 40,000 costlier than the Freestyle.