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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

By CarKhabri Team

Ford Fiesta in a new Avatar…

Ford Fiesta in a new Avatar…

INTRODUCTION AND EXTERIORS:

Ford plans to launch the new Ford Fiesta after the phenomenal success of Ford Figo which was based on the ‘Kinetic Design’. This new vehicle from Ford stable ought to woo customers with its sporty shape enhanced by the curvy and bold outlines. The mesmerizing front portion of Ford Fiesta carries the superbly designed large headlights which extends till the wheel arches and looks beautiful. Another appreciable feature is the blend of roof perfectly with the boot area with great finishing; though the single piece rear bumper looks too bulky.

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The shift from hydraulic to electric power steering (EPS) is a new feature while the typical MacPherson struts placed in front and torsion bar type suspension arrangement remains the same, while the overall build quality is the best in class.

 

INTERIORS:

The interior designing is done with a rich taste having modern wing like central console with music system embedded on one side while phone connectivity on the other. The futuristic screen at the upper area of dashboard helps to navigate enormous functions and overcome the bulky appearance generated with a lot of buttons present at the dash.

The winged binnacles give a space-age type look and the power steering is easy to handle and hold. Thus, the overall interior feel with the switchgear make a solid stand.

 

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The driver’s seat is comfortable and the best seating plan could be obtained with a rotary seat back adjuster. It could lack in competition, with a stiff rear seat arrangement and an irritating centre armrest an only a single locking facility is available at front with no rear door locks. A decent 430- litre bootspace is provided which is adequate for an out of town occasional excursions.

 

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS:

With the inclusion of a new intercooler the 1.5 Duratorq Diesel engine now churns out a power of 88.7 bhp rather than the previous 68 bhp production. The turbo lag offers some resistance and generates at city roads below 1800 rpm, rest than this Ford Fiesta glides with no extra effort. The gearbox panel is quite sport and sleek and adorn with the torque specifications of the car.

A 32- bit intelligent processor maintains the fuel efficiency and engine performance of the twin –cam 16- valve, 1499 cc petrol engine. This petrol variant is not that boosting but provides a smooth functioning with amazing provisions for driving comfort.

 

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Here performance is valued more rather than efficiency which could be seen from the mileage figures on the Indian Driving Cycle (IDC) at 23.5 kmpl with petrol and 17 kmpl from a diesel engine.

The new classic dynamics help to enhance the handling satisfaction of Ford Fiesta along with the superior steering response. The engine and road noise disturbances are also reduced manifold. With 195/60 –R15 type tyres provide the essential grip and the smooth ride quality was definitely a charming feature of this beauty which made its way easily through the worst of the available bumps.

The new Ford Fiesta continues to increase the number of satisfying customers like the previous one. But, better engine options are needed badly. The Diesel variant attracts more buyers as it provides good mileage statistics. This new charm is priced with a range of Rs 7lakh to 10 lakh estimated ex-showroom. Hence the new Ford Fiesta is definitely the car to go for.

Comments (5)

Vaibhav

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:09 PM

Cruise Control in Ford Fiesta is the largest Feature...

Vaibhav

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:14 PM

I like the design and fuel economy of Ford Fiesta.

Ravish

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:08 PM

Ford Fiesta : Feel the First Drive !!!

Dilip

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 12:30 PM

Ford has built a very good car that's name is Ford Fiesta.

Kartik

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 3:17 PM

Ford Fiesta named in its top 10 Performance Cars of the Year 2011.

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