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Old 21st September 2009, 10:56   #226
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Allan Mullaly is in India day after tomorrow. Can't be for nothing, right
I didn't know that. Makes sense now.
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Old 21st September 2009, 12:55   #227
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And the dealer training was organised day before yesterday at Chennai

Got a confirmation that the small car announcement will be made this week. Will take some time to hit the roads though.
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Hi all,

Current details available:
Name: SPLASH (this is the reason why MSIL had to call its Splash as Ritz in India)
Engine: 1.2L
Price range: approx 3.0 ~ 4.5 Lakhs

Sources inform that Ford plans to target this vehicle as a mass seller and the base variant will not have AC or power steering (similar to the M800 strategy)
Who wants a ford without AC? That is absurd, better buy the nano base if you don't want AC, (non ac car for 3L?)
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Just got wind. This car is coming in The last week of december. Or the first month of next year. alan mullaly is comin here this week to administer the orientation training for this same car.
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Hi Guys,

My resource tells me its not gonna be called Splash. I know the name but cannot disclose it untill its official. Wait till a couple of day(s) and you all would know what its gonna be called. And yes, Allan is in India for this purpose only.
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I read in Indian Autos Blog that the function is tomorrow.Can any one confirm this?
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Here's the confirmation:

domain-b.com : Ford's global chief to unveil new small car in India
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I read in Indian Autos Blog that the function is tomorrow.Can any one confirm this?
A smile(y) says a lot!
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@Amtak- Are you sure the car is not gonna be called Splash? Someone (not on this forum) also told me that Splash is the name.

Now that the news is out, we might as well wait till tomorrow and see what happens.
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1.5 litre diesel? isnt the tdci a 1.4 litre unit?
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Seems to me that the car is basically a Mk6 Fiesta from UK with a 1.2 liter engine.
Mk6 Fiesta looks a lot like the Fusion and has a bland and boring looking front. Hope they took care of that.
I hope the engine is based on their 1.25 liter Yamaha designed 16v powerplant and not the Rocam or the Zetec.
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I got it from the simly
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I hope the engine is based on their 1.25 liter Yamaha designed 16v powerplant and not the Rocam or the Zetec.
Rocam and Zetec are older names. Now Zetec is only a trim in the UK.

Is the Yamaha designed range the same as DuraTEC?
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Seems to me that the car is basically a Mk6 Fiesta from UK with a 1.2 liter engine.
Mk6 Fiesta looks a lot like the Fusion and has a bland and boring looking front. Hope they took care of that.
I hope the engine is based on their 1.25 liter Yamaha designed 16v powerplant and not the Rocam or the Zetec.
I thought rocam engine was 1.3 L the one we have in Ikon, the MK6 Fiesta in UK had a 1.25L engine

BTW Zetec is a trim/varient not an engine specification.
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BTW Zetec is a trim/varient not an engine specification.
Now it is a trim. Earlier it was a series of engines:

Ford Zetec engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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