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Friday, February 10, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Ford Fiesta Automatic to launch soon with dual clutch, 16.97 kmpl mileage

Ford Fiesta Automatic that was expected at the Auto Expo but unfortunately could not make it then is almost ready to be launched in India. As per reports Ford India has updated its website and has displayed the details of the new Ford Fiesta Automatic. Though there has been an unprecedented delay already in the launch of this car yet even a launch at this time will be much fruitful for the American car maker to strengthen its roots in India. Besides, introduction of Automatic version will complement the present Ford Fiesta line up and thus will give straight fight to its rivals such as Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento. The new Ford Fiesta Powershift Automatic will have a dual clutch 6 speed automatic transmission and Ford tags it as an ‘effortless driving’ car. It is expected to be priced over Rs 11 lakh.

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As per the information revealed by Ford India, the Fiesta Automatic has a gearbox that will be unique in many senses and will be highly frugal apart from efficiently delivering power to the wheels. The Ford Fiesta Automatic is expected to have a mileage of 16.97 kmpl. The Fiesta Automatic features include Hill/Grade Assist that helps the car climb uphill as well as descend efficiently without skidding. The creep function will ensure that the Fiesta Automatic rides well in the city. Apart from this, Ford claims that the new gearbox is maintenance free and has a minimum life of 10 years.

 

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The new Fiesta Automatic car will be available in petrol only version and as of now the car maker seems least interested in bringing a diesel automatic version of fiesta. As per sources the new dual clutch type transmission in the Fiesta will enable the car to have efficient power delivery to the wheels. Notably, the dual clutch technology has recently stormed the automatic powered cars and has been performing exceptionally helping automatic cars to come out of the stigma of being unresponsive and fuel guzzlers.

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