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Old 8th January 2008, 10:33   #1
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"Car maker Ford India Pvt. Ltd, the wholly owned unit of American company Ford Motor Co., is gearing up to bring its Fiesta supermini hatchback from Europe into the Indian market with a new marquee, according to vendors familiar with the situation.

The car maker is firming up plans to commence production of the car, which it hopes to sell commercially in the country by end-2009, taking on established models in the segment, including brands such as the Getz and the Alto."

Picked this up in the online edition of Mint. Full article here: Ford eyes small car segment, may drive Fiesta hatchback into India - livemint
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Interestingly, team-bhp had exclusive spy pics on this one long back.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-spy-pics.html
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I have seen this car in some countries where it is also sold under the the fiesta badge...looks slightly boring.

I am not sure, how it would survive, when launched late 09, with Grande Punto, new Indica, fabia etc etc already clogging our filled-to-the-brim streets
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How would it take on the Getz and Alto simultaneously?
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i just hope they dont mess up on the pricing like the fusion, hope they keep it within the 5L OTR... but .. you know ford!
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If its the hatch based on the Verve, it would look like a winner. But like Madan said - Ford havent been getting the 2Ps right - price/positioning.
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How would it take on the Getz and Alto simultaneously?
I believe that was a blunder from an over-entusiastic journo.
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yawnnn.

end 2009 is a millenium away. could be another fiasco like Fusion D - do all that natak, and share ZERO savings with the customers. YAY!
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How would it take on the Getz and Alto simultaneously?
I think they meant Getz in space and Alto in mileage.
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I think they meant Getz in space and Alto in mileage.
With Ford, it might well be the other way around
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I think they meant Getz in space and Alto in mileage.
I think most probably, it will be GetZ pricing with Alto space!
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yawnnn.

end 2009 is a millenium away. could be another fiasco like Fusion D - do all that natak, and share ZERO savings with the customers. YAY!
They made the Fusion D fit the "specification " for a small car but didn't pass on the benefits to the customers...

Let's hope some sense prevails in Ford atleast this time around. They have been producing Fiesta for a long time now, so much of their tooling needs are already taken care of, and if they use their existing engine then it will help them bring the cost down and hopefully they will those savings on to the customers.
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I have seen this car in some countries where it is also sold under the the fiesta badge...looks slightly boring.

I am not sure, how it would survive, when launched late 09, with Grande Punto, new Indica, fabia etc etc already clogging our filled-to-the-brim streets
Europe you will find only the hatch version of Fiesta. New model fiesta (hatch) is expected in 2008, Ford may be planning to bring the model to india than the one in spy picture, otherwise why would they wait till 2009, when they already have a product in place.
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