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Old 23rd May 2007, 16:32   #76
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I read in today's TOI, Fusion D will be launched in 3rd Qtr and will be priced at 5.7 lakhs (ex showrrom Bangalore)
Nice pricing I shud say....

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But i guess the price is quoted by TOI and not by Ford themselves.And i have a feeling that its going to be priced higher.And adding to it vechicles in Bangalore are always a touch expensive than other places.Its tough to predict but i feel 7 L(going by fords pricing preivously)
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I read in today's TOI, Fusion D will be launched in 3rd Qtr and will be priced at 5.7 lakhs (ex showrrom Bangalore)
Nice pricing I shud say....

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That will be a good competition for Swift D
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Old 23rd May 2007, 21:02   #78
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well thats confirmed that fusion tdci is coming.will be able to see scoop photographs of the beauty in next autocar india.thats what the site informs,..greatttttttttttt.that means will be on road before the time i am going to change my car.that is nov - dec 2007.
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That will be a good competition for Swift D
if the on road price is ptted at 6.4 lacs, then i doubt it can affect the SWIFT sales .
Instead ,i feel it gonna kill its own FIESTA sales.
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if the on road price is ptted at 6.4 lacs, then i doubt it can affect the SWIFT sales .
Instead ,i feel it gonna kill its own FIESTA sales.
Fiesta sales wont get affected coz fiesta is a sedan and Fusion doesnt have a good image till now.
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That will be a good competition for Swift D
No it wont. It will be for the Fabia diesel, if at all
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The Swift D will not feel the heat a bit from the Fusion D. They belong to different segments, and also the Fusion would be priced way higher. Its more of a luxury hatch.
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Its tough to predict but i feel 7 L(going by fords pricing preivously)
In that case, Fiesta sales might take a huge beating ... As Fiesta Duratorq is the best selling Diesel model in that category....

Was going through Ford site the other day, amazed to see that Fusion petrol comes with 195/60R15 tubeless tyres and Fiesta with 175/65R14 tubeless tyres...

Hopefully Fusion D shud have the same set of tyres... With the same TDCi engine it can eat the sales of Fiesta...

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The Swift D will not feel the heat a bit from the Fusion D. They belong to different segments, and also the Fusion would be priced way higher. Its more of a luxury hatch.
, Swift D has nothing to do with Fusion D.... Fiesta D has more concern

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No it wont. It will be for the Fabia diesel, if at all
or the Palio Stile 1.3 MJD
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If Ford can keep the price some where around 6 Lakhs, than definately this car is going to make some serious news on the diesel cars market, for sure. I like the overall look of it but they front bumper needs some modifications
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personally i think the Fusion D will not effect the fiesta nor will it effect the Swift D.

So they are left with a 'new' car which had flopped in the past. And in every aspect there is a better car than the Fusion D available in the market.

Dont understand what Ford is doing. And if they think they are going to compete with the Fabia then they are wrong. Fabia is better than the fusion in every aspect. And not to forget fabia is already a best sell internationally and 'hopefully' the same car will be sold here.

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I guess most of us have been waiting for the diesel version of Fusion,simply bcos the fiat diesel engine is a gem of a design.the petrol counterpart is great but with 9-10kmpl it was ignored.diesel shud be around 15+ so lets hope this thing is priced well and for sure this is "the car" for all the bad roads in india
True, except the Engine is not from Fiat. the 67bhp 1.4-litre engine the Fiesta TDCi sports under its bonnet originally hails from France. Peugeot, to be exact, who use it in some of their 206 and 307 diesel models. It was reoptimised by Ford for the Fiesta with bespoke fuel injection and engine management electronics.The drive-by-wire common-rail system was developed in conjunction with Siemens and use piezo quartz injectors with pilot injection to ensure a smooth combustion. The whole set-up weighs just 98kg so there should be no problems of re-doing the suspension for the Fusion.

The 1.6D, if they launch it in India, develops a more respectable 90hp. More torquey horses in there, there are. The Fusion would be a lot of fun to drive then.
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Just a quick check on Fusion D release date. Now Endy is released and it was mentioned in Hindu that Fusion D is for next quarter. Any body has new news.
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So they are left with a 'new' car which had flopped in the past. And in every aspect there is a better car than the Fusion D available in the market.

Dont understand what Ford is doing. And if they think they are going to compete with the Fabia then they are wrong. Fabia is better than the fusion in every aspect. And not to forget fabia is already a best sell internationally and 'hopefully' the same car will be sold here.

Cheers.
@ac 427, could you explain (perhaps with some details) which cars are better than the fusion in every aspect (price, performance, features) and how the fabia is better in every aspect?

We actually dont have too much of an idea about the specs of the to-be-launched Fusion-D, so I am curious to know what the basis of your judgment is.
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