Even with the production of old Ford Fiesta at Ford’s manufacturing plant at Maraimalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu in progress, the Americans started thinking about the new changes to be bought in the all-new Ford Fiesta. After a lot of research and study, Ford came up with a dynamic and vibrant look for this mid-sized sedan in 2011. The new Ford Fiesta is a blend of style, comfort and performance definitely alluring the Indian youth. Such are the looks and features of Ford Fiesta, that it has given a tough competition to other cars in the same segment like Hyundai Verna, Honda Civic and Renault Fluence. The pricing of this car is higher than expected and ranges between 7.5 – 10.3 lakhs.
Ford team has carried a lot of research before bringing the new Ford Fiesta in the India market already populating with fluidic cars of Hyundai. The all new Ford Fiesta has gone a considerable exterior makeover in order to compete against the other cars in this segment. From the front, this car gets an energetic and dynamic look. The large eye-shaped peeled-back headlamps, sleek and short bonnet, simple yet dominant thin upper front grille endorsing the iconic Ford logo and the prominent trapezoidal shaped black meshed lower front grille housing the number plate, all add up to the dashing and stylish looks of this sedan. The top variants also get the crystal clear rounded fog lamps.
Not only from the front, but even from the side, Ford Fiesta exhibits its sleek and aerodynamic design. Features like raised fenders, ridges and curves along its sideline, body colored door handles, raised dual colored side rear view mirrors with integrated turn indicators and 17 inch alloy wheels, all add up to the dynamic and elegant looks of this car. From the rear, Ford Fiesta produces power looks. The large rear bumper and boot with bifurcated tail lamps stretching from either side give a look of a luxury sedan. Integrated stop reflectors below the rear bumper give a visual treat at night from the rear. Ford Fiesta measures 4291 mm in length, 1722 mm in width and 1496 mm in height with a ground clearance of 168 mm.
Take a tour inside the all new Ford Fiesta and you will be surprised. The spacious insides of this car have been given a fresh and vibrant look. From the central console to the instrument cluster to the multi function integrated three spoke steering wheel, this car is a symbol of ultimate luxury and comfort. The two tunneled aluminum finished instrument cluster; high resolution multi function display carrying odometer, average speed and efficiency, distance to empty , etc; central dashboard carrying multi function LED display, buttons for CD, radio, AUX, USB, cell phones and AC vents; extra padded seats with height adjustable headrests; additional headroom and legroom and Electric Power Assist Steering System (EPAS), all add up to the comfort of this car. Not only this, but the top end variants have been packaged with speech recognition command and controls. The speech module controls everything from cruise control to climate control to even change tracks on a CD or an iPod.
The new Ford Fiesta is available in petrol as well as diesel options. Both these types of engines have a 1.5 L capacity and are made up of aluminium alloy with 4 inline cylinders and 16 valves in total. The petrol variant gets DOHC engines with Ti-VCT fuel system. Maximum power developed by this engine is 109 PS @ 6045 rpm and a max torque developed is 140 Nm @ 4500 rpm. Similarly the diesel variant gets SOHC engines with TDCi fuel system. This engine produces a maximum power of 90 PS @ 3750 rpm and a max torque of 204 Nm @ 2000-2750 rpm. While both these types of engines are mated to a five speed manual transmission, the petrol variant also gets an option for 6 speed dual clutch Powershift automatic transmission.
|Type||Displacement(cc)||Max Power (BHP/rpm)||Max Torque (Nm/rpm)|
The Americans have not at all compromised on the safety for Ford Fiesta. It can be witnessed from the fact that even the base variants get safety features like driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist, electronic brake distribution (EBD), keyless entry, crash sensor, engine immobilizer, central power and child safety locks, adjustable seats, day/night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror, front and side impact beams, Xenon headlamps and seat belt and door ajar warning. Ultra high strength boron steel, with a specific strength four times that of standard high strength steel has been used as a skin for this car. Hill-launch assist avoids rollback on inclined surfaces whereas reverse parking sensors provide better aid in reversing the car.
|Features||Base Petrol Variant (1.5P Ambience)||Base Diesel Variant (Style)|
|Engine||1499cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 Valve||1498cc, 4 Cylinder, 8 Valve|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||43 L||43 L|
|Power||109bhp @ 6000rpm||90 bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Mileage (City/Highway)||14/17 km||20.2/23.5 km|
|Ford Fiesta 1.5P Ambiente||Rs. 7,45,408|
|Ford Fiesta Petrol Titanium Plus||Rs. 9,12,608|
|Ford Fiesta Diesel Style||Rs. 9,26,795|
|Ford Fiesta Diesel Titanium Plus||Rs. 10,15,500|
|Ford Fiesta AT Style||Rs. 9,13,900|
|Ford Fiesta AT Titanium Plus||Rs. 10,00,160|