Ford Ka
Ford begins export of India-made KA (Figo) to Europe. Pictured: Ford

American automaker Ford has commenced the export of KA+ hatchback to Europe from India. The KA+, which is Figo in India, is being manufactured at Sanand Plant in Gujarat.

Ford has already shipped a few thousand units of the KA+ to Europe, reports ET Auto. The Sanand plant, which started its operations in March last year, is spread over 460 acres and has a manufacturing capacity of 240,000 vehicles and 270,000 engines per annum. Currently, Ford exports cars to 40 countries from India. Ford exports made-in-India EcoSport to Europe from its Chennai capacity. While the Ford KA+ in Europe has been priced starting at 9,990 Euros, the same costs 8,990 pound in the U.K.

Launched in India on Sept. 23 last year, the new Ford Figo is available in three engine options -- 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. Under the hood, the vehicle, which has a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor, can dish out 87bhp and 112 Nm of torque, a 1.5-litre petrol mill can make 112 PS and 136 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre diesel mill can churn out 99bhp and 215 Nm of torque.

While Ford India witnessed domestic sales of 7,076 vehicles in July, up 4,362 units from the previous year, the exports stood at 10,666 vehicles from the previous 8,754 units in July 2015. The company posted 17,742 units of total sales in the same month, as against from 13,116 vehicles in July 2015.