Top automakers have struggled to succeed in India; can Ford be different?

Success in the Indian auto market — already one of the largest in the world, with huge growth potential — has proved elusive for the world’s top automakers. Now, it’s Ford Motor Co.’s chance to show whether it can be any different. After struggling to prosper there and then abandoning its highly touted joint venture with Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra on New Year’s Eve, the Blue Oval faces an uncertain future in the market. “Ford’s not alone,” said Michael Dunne, CEO of Hong Kong-based advisory firm ZoZo Go LLC. “Whether you look at General Motors, FCA, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Honda Toyo…

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