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Old 20th August 2004, 12:37   #1
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The Ford Fusion is now slated for an October launch...with prices starting at a mouth-watering 6.5 lacs!! It will start off with a 70% localisation level - Thus the highly competitive price. Read this Economic Times article for complete details.

Team-BHP's previous discussion on the Fusion can be found here

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This is aggressive pricing !
What engine options are they offering ? Is is in same league as in Europe or ??
Any technicle specs available ?

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Fusion v/s Fabia the C class market just got hotter.
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I would think they would offer the 1.6 of the Ikon as one option.

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Quote[/b] ]I would think they would offer the 1.6 of the Ikon as one option.
Thats why they've been able to price it at 6.5 *max localisation there. now i just pray that they are not using the Ikons interior.

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hi guyz,
im new to this website. one of my frndz told me abt this site, i think its great. u guyz are doin a great job. well as for the fusion, i dont trust in ford's technology. i had an ikon b4 and had a lot of troubles from the car. frankly speaking i dont like ford cars
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Oh! This was the car I saw on Chennai roads couple of months back. Probably doing some homologation tests.
Initially I thought this was the Getz with the Ikon grill

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Quote[/b] ]This was the car I saw on Chennai roads couple of months back.
I guess rtech saw the same car as you did

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i remember a friend telling me that last month when he took his ikon to Talera ford dealership in Pune, the fusion was available there for the existing Ford customers to it check out !!!

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gotta check out the fusion when i go to pune......
along with the 1.6 hope they have a GOOD diesel powerplant
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The front design is different but overall i would say the design is pretty boring. There is no flamboyance in the design - pretty straight lines and slab sides. The interior are a straight lift from the Ford Fiesta. I guess the straight lines and slab sides liberate a lot of room so i guess it's more of a practical car.

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Quote[/b] ]This is aggressive pricing !
I feel the price is pretty good. It's a pretty big car and hence a price range of 6.5 to 7.5 lakhs seems adequate. But, i am not sure if ordinary indians are gonna consider it mouth watering and aggressive. Most are going to feel the car is too expensive for a hatcback! so instead majority of ppl who go to the showroom to check out the fusion will instead buy the cheaper ikon flair cuz after all it's a big car - dikki walli gaadi hai- thats what indians will say. Over here, cars are only small (hatchbacks) or big (sedans or dikki walli).
Ford will have to really market the car well here to sell it at that price level. This leaves out Hyundai - once again they have played the smart game. They waited for ford to announce the prices and knowing hyundai they are obviously going to price the Getz at a much cheaper level and announce grandly of more features too.
The BIG FIGHT begins!
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It has flopped badly in europe. Another point to add is that the Ikon's interior's suck compared to the equivalent Fiesta. I hired a Fiesta once, came back to India and found the Ikons interior really cheap with less features
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Quote[/b] ]It has flopped badly in europe
that is true. The car did flop badly in Europe. In fact, fiesta sells more than this car. But india is a different country so maybe the car may just do well if people manage to look at it a big hatch and not just a hatch.

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Quote[/b] ]the Ikon's interior's suck compared to the equivalent Fiesta
again it's true. I hired a fiesta in Germany and the interiors were pretty damn neat. Still the fusion has better interiors than ikon - pretty close to the fiesta interioirs.
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boy ,

if this is true..the geyz has its work cut out .....only hope ford has learnt from what mistakes the ikon had !!!!

the fabia in october , i heard ..anyone confirm this please ?

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hatch??...the car looks like a small suv to me! and all these days i was under that impression
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