The Ford Fiesta is an internationally acclaimed performing sedan. This diesel vehicle from the Ford India Limited was launched in 2004 and updated in 2009. The FIPL has launched fresh models in June 2014.
The Ford Fiesta comes in 3 diesel variants only in trims of the Ambiente, the Trend and the Titanium, all with manual transmission. The variants are priced Rupees 8.50, 9.40 and 10.19 lakh respectively. When compared to the rivals these prices are quite competitive.
The Ford Fiesta has all the looks of a modern car. An Austin Martin like grille, head light fittings that flow to the back of the hood and the bumper with new fog lamp housings are the features at the front. The side profile with aerodynamic creases, new wheels and covers, body coloured electrical ORVMs with turn indicators and a new rear bumper with a chrome strip give premium looks to the car.
The cabin of the ford Fiesta has a lot of leg room for the front passengers. It is a bit cramped at the rear. The basic comfort features include a manual AC, power steering with tilt adjustment, fabric upholstery and Electric ORVMs. The top variants have 2 Din music system, an automatic AC, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, reverse parking sensors, a keyless entry, rain sensing wipers, push buttons for start/stop and the Ford SYNC infotainment system with voice control.
Retuned performing engines
The retuned engines give fantastic mileages of 25.01 kmpl. The car powered by a 1.5L, 90 bhp and 204 Nm torque TDI engine takes 12 sec for 0 to 100 kmph acceleration and the top speed is 175 kmph.
Safety of the passengers
Besides the 2 air bags (1 for the base variant) an engine immobiliser, central and child lock facilities, electric power steering with pull drift compensation system, energy absorbing bumpers and reinforced doors are provided for the safety of the passengers.
The ventilated disc and self adjusting drum brakes combination complemented by ABS and EBD give perfect braking in congested roads. The suspension system with independent McPherson strut with coil springs and anti roll bar at the front and semi independent torsion beams with twin gas and oil filled shock absorbers make the ride comfortable.
Facts about Ford Fiesta
The cheapest performance car in the segment
Retuned engines and top mileages
Boot space of 430 litres
Full folding rear seat
Modern looks, performing engines and good mileages are the plus points of the Fiesta. The Ford Fiesta is an ideal car for those who are looking for a diesel sedan for daily use.
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