The new Figo Aspire sedan Job 1 recently rolled off the manufacturing line at Ford's new Sanand plant.

"It is fantastic to produce an exciting new product for customers in India and our export markets," said Kel Kearns, plant manager. "This is going to be yet another game changer for Ford."

Due to go on sale later in 2015, the Figo Aspire enters India's highly competitive compact car segment, which made up 45% of India's market in 2014. Ford expects the segment to grow to around 1.6m units in India by 2018, from 1.1m in 2014.

The company will also export variants.