Ford Motor Co. is planning to consolidate its Indian operations prior to the launch of its new model in India next year. The move will see a gradual shift of sourcing of currently imported engines and gearboxes to domestic manufacturer Hindustan Motors Ltd. Ford also plans to boost dealer outlets from 40-plus to more than 70 in 2003. Ford Ikon Additionally, Ford plans to build on the success of its Indian-built Ikon passenger car in overseas markets. Ikon currently is being ...

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