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Old 30th November 2016, 13:07   #16
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Default Re: Ford India silently updates the Figo/Aspire Trend variants with ABS + EBD

Hi All,

I had recently bought Baleno Petrol Delta. Before that I had almost finalised Ford Figo Aspire Trend, left it just because it did not had ABS. And advised the sales guy to give this feedback to the company that if the Trend model would have had ABS, I would have bought it. Looks like Ford is learning from customer feedback.

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Good move by Ford. Nice to see that manufacturers are now moving towards making ABS also standard. For a period of time, the focus was only on making Airbags standard. While that was definitely a good move, hopefully making ABS also standard may help avoid some of those accident scenarios itself.
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Old 30th November 2016, 13:47   #18
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Default Re: Ford India silently updates the Figo/Aspire Trend variants with ABS + EBD

What Ford has done here is NOT added ABS with EBD to the trend variant, but instead just removed the Trend variant and now only offers Trend (O) variant.
Previously both were separate models and had a price difference of ~ 14k OTR.

I believe this is the reason for the silence.
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Default Re: Ford India silently updates the Figo/Aspire Trend variants with ABS + EBD

Any ways, Ford has now actually made the Trend variant a bit justifiable. Trend was VFM only before the Titanium trim got the massive price correction. Since the price correction in Titanium, it was the Titanium variant which became tremendous VFM all of a sudden with a lot to offer over the Trend.

So now, the only difference between Trend and Titanium trims is alloy wheels, fog lamps, rear defogger, rear wash wipe and front chrome grille along with minor feature differences. Else initially it was ABS+EBD too in the list of differences, and the price difference after the price cut in Titanium trims was hidden to none.
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Default Re: Ford India silently updates the Figo/Aspire Trend variants with ABS + EBD

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Come on Ford, you are not removing ABS from your car to save some costs, its okay to tell it out
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It looks like Ford have either exhausted their marketing budget or they do not want to disturb the existing marketing program.
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The first rule of Ford club is to not talk about Ford club.
Seriously guys!!

Car companies send press releases even when they hire a new chef in the kitchen, so that's not the case here. It's basically the time gap (and big car companies are painfully slow) between a small update & the press release being sent out.

So many times, we've seen a new thread by an eagle-eyed BHPian who's the first to spot a change, with the press release coming days later. I'm sure it will in Ford's case too.

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For example, the Fiesta has some sort of a simple regenerative braking system that is used to control the way the alternator charges the battery by taking the load off the engine during acceleration.
Let's please call this 'smart alternator' and not 'regenerative braking'. It's become more or less standard in premium cars now.
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