Ford is planning to double exports from Brazil as it attempts to turn round its loss-making South American business without resorting to factory closures, the Financial Times reported, according to Dow Jones. The news agency said the FT reported that the company is studying plans to sell its Ecosport small off-roader outside the region, as well as increasing exports to Mexico, where the vehicle has proved a surprise hit. It also wants to double exports to close to 40% of production, which could reach 260,000 in Brazil this year, according to the reports.