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Old 16th July 2007, 11:31   #136
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Any news on the launch and pricing. Last we heard it was going to be launched today.
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Waiting for the release. I am hearing different dates from different dealers. Yes, in this forum release date is mentioned as today. But dealers mentioned two dates which is 19-July & 20-Jul. I am hoping that this will be before end of the week.
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The launch is 20th July..confirmed. Only one variant will be launched now. No abs option available as of now.
expected price 7,30,000/- on road without octroi in Mumbai.
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That means around 6.5 lac ex showroom, 70-80k above petrol, sounds sense..as it is the same case with most of the cars with both petrol and diesel powertrains.
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The launch is 20th July..confirmed. Only one variant will be launched now. No abs option available as of now.
expected price 7,30,000/- on road without octroi in Mumbai.
I guess they are repeating their mistake of pricing it on the higher side . For a hatchback even if slightly bigger its expensive. Only difference would be the features options, if they give enough, it may sell a few
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Default Ford India unveils diesel variant of Fusion

17 Jul, 2007, 1317 hrs IST, PTI

NEW DELHI: Carmaker Ford India today launched a diesel variant of its premium hatchback Ford Fusion priced at Rs 6.59 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The new variant would be powered by a 1.4 litre Duratorq engine.

"Our customers were demanding a diesel variant of Fusion. Based on their feedback we are launching the new product," company Managing Director and President Arvind Mathew told reporters here.

The company presently sells a petrol variant of Fusion priced at Rs 6.41 lakh (on road Delhi).

Mathew said the company intends to further enhance its share in the mid-size segment with this new launch.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2210081.cms

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Old 17th July 2007, 13:36   #142
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Ford Fusion Diesel is launched now

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2210081.cms

6.49 lacs ex show room delhi.

More details visit Ford visit web site. Ford - Fusion 1.4 TDCi Diesel

Fusion D is almost 1 lakh costlier than Petrol version.

I feel its over priced. The reason : Its benefited by less excise duty since its Fusion 1.4 TDCi Diesel and Overall Length (mm) 3989. Another classic example of companies doing business in India and never pass the benefit to customers.

In Bangalore I think on road price will be 7.4 lacs.

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Old 17th July 2007, 13:37   #143
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Another pricing blunder from Ford.

Pricing the diesel fusion right could have given a good push to its sales and could have been the second best seller from ford stable after fiesta.
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Another pricing Blunder from FORD.

7 L for a diesel hatch is a bit too much though it might be spacious and has all goodies.
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Steep pricing! a mistake in the making once again !! if i were to buy ford fusion for 7.43 lacs, i ll buy either a petrol sx4 or perhaps a diesel fiesta for a lac more!
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What's this now? Ultra Premium Hatch back ? I would say it's expensive ! Ford No ! No ! Not again !

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oh its been a long wait for this one & i ill come bak after TDing the vehicle ..


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This is blatant cheating, if they were selling the the Fusion petrol at 5.7 lakhs, why would they demand 90 K more for the diesel when in fact they are getting 8% excise benift (now that they are sub 4000mm) which works out to close to 50 K. So infact the pricing has gone up by 1.40 Lakhs. I think they should stop making the Fusion petrol and sell this for sub 6 lakhs.
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Its nice of Ford to finally give the Fusion what it needed the most - a diesel engine. Its sad that it took so long coming. However, they will bungle up with the pricing. At 6 lakhs which is ex-showroom, it will work out to a close to 7 lakhs when on road, which is Fiesta territory. If you ask me, i would prefer a Fiesta over the Fusion.
Quoting what i had earlier posted. How true i was !
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Another pricing blunder from Ford.

Pricing the diesel fusion right could have given a good push to its sales and could have been the second best seller from ford stable after fiesta.
Check out the specs: Ford - Fusion Specification Data
  • 1.4L High Pressure Common Rail, 68ps power, 160nm torque Engine (same as Fiesta)
  • 195/60 R15 (Tubeless) tyres (Fiesta gets 175/65R 14 Tubeless)
  • GC: 198mm (Fiesta is 168mm)
  • Boot space: 337-1175litres
Comparing other models and to Petrol Fusion, I don't think Ford could have priced it any lower.
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