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Old 4th June 2008, 12:36   #166
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You mean no car should cost more than 5 lakh rupees?
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Wont this be nice to be the next IKON or something? From another website: Emerging Markets Will Get The New Ford Ka Sedan
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Was checking out autocarindia.com and surprise,surprise they had a pic of the updated Fiesta.The following is taken from the website.
:: AUTOCAR INDIA - CAR AND BIKE MAGAZINE ::

Ford seems to have finally woken up from it's Fiesta siesta. The [COLOR=#043764][COLOR=#043764 ! important][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][COLOR=#043764 ! important][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]car[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] had very bland, non-offensive styling and did not bowl over too many people with its design. Until now. Take one look at the face-lifted Fiesta and you will realise that this car could resurrect Ford's success in India. The aggressive triangulated lower grille with the smart black insert and new headlamps are reminiscent of the 'kinetic design' ideology that prevails in Fords across our shores like the Mondeo and Focus. Interiors have been revamped too with new instrument clusters and the top-of-the-line luxurious SXI now gets soft leather seats and a mahogany central console as standard.

Production of the 1.4 litre petrol has been discontinued, leaving only the 1.6 DuraTec petrol 1.4 DuraTorq diesel. Ford claims that the new 1.6 petrol engine with its re-mapped ECU gives similar fuel consumption figures to the old 1.4 engine. The petrol models available now are the 1.6 EXI, 1.6 ZXI and the 1.6 SXI while the fuel-efficiency minded consumer can choose from the diesel 1.4 EXI, 1.4 ZXI and the 1.4 SXI TDCi variants.

Safety has become a high priority with the new Fiesta. The SXI versions have dual [COLOR=#043764][COLOR=#043764 ! important][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][COLOR=#043764 ! important][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]airbags[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] and inertia reel seat belts as standard. ABS and EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) also feature on these Fiestas.

And there's an all-new 'sports' model the 1.6 S - with tweaked [COLOR=#043764][COLOR=#043764 ! important][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][COLOR=#043764 ! important][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]suspension[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] which delivers better feedback and control. Ford seems to have got the suspension set up right since the car doesn't shock you over the bumps. Sporty elements like a spoiler, body kit, chrome-tipped exhaust and cooler 15-inch alloys also come standard on the 1.6 S. Low-profile 195//55 R15 tyres augment the sporty nature of the car.

All in all, finally a desirable Fiesta has morphed into being. Given that the Indian consumer is getting more picky about style and driving dynamics, the new Fiesta seems like a sure winner in this increasingly competitive segment.
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The rear doors do look weird ! This model would be a good replacement but wont the Ikon then lose the Josh looks??

The boot looks quite small. Could it be a competitor to the Indigo CS?
And the larger boot could be the proper Ikon sedan.
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thanx to ford if they are now planning to phase out the
IKON
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New Fiesta Pic posted in ACI website. I cant stand the new foglamp inserts. I also notice indicators in the ORVM's. First of all where is the facelift in this???
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According to ACI :

"Interiors have been revamped too with new instrument clusters and the top-of-the-line luxurious SXI now gets soft leather seats and a mahogany central console as standard.

Production of the 1.4 litre petrol has been discontinued, leaving only the 1.6 DuraTec petrol 1.4 DuraTorq diesel. Ford claims that the new 1.6 petrol engine with its re-mapped ECU gives similar fuel consumption figures to the old 1.4 engine. The petrol models available now are the 1.6 EXI, 1.6 ZXI and the 1.6 SXI while the fuel-efficiency minded consumer can choose from the diesel 1.4 EXI, 1.4 ZXI and the 1.4 SXI TDCi variants."


Where is the talk of the town 1.6 Diesel for the Fiesta ?
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Just saw this spy photo.
Its the US version.
Is this the same new fiesta we are talking about?



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New Fiesta Pic posted in ACI website. I cant stand the new foglamp inserts. I also notice indicators in the ORVM's. First of all where is the facelift in this???
The major 'facelift' seems to be the redesigned front bumper which actually seems to give the headlamps a new look!!! If you take away that downward kink in the bumper, the headlamp will look like the current fiesta

This definitely does not toe the 'kinesis' design philosophy.
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New Fiesta Pic posted in ACI website. I cant stand the new foglamp inserts. I also notice indicators in the ORVM's. First of all where is the facelift in this???
i can see new grill, headlamps,new bumper apart from Foglamps and ORVMs
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Cool New Ikon

Dont know how we all are going to react to this!
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Looks slicha sporty. Not really a head turner anyway!
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ACI's website says that they have a remapped ECU which will make the 1.6 give the fuel economy of the 1.4. Does this mean that the petrol fiesta will loose in terms of pickup and it's "driver's car" tag . It will be a let down if that happens.

ACI's website also says that it will have a 1.6 sports version with rear spoiler and low profile(195/55 R15) tyres. Now that sounds good!
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Where is the talk of the town 1.6 Diesel for the Fiesta ?
I checked with a dealer here a couple of days back and they are positive that there is no 1.6 Diesel!
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ACI's website says that they have a remapped ECU which will make the 1.6 give the fuel economy of the 1.4. Does this mean that the petrol fiesta will loose in terms of pickup and it's "driver's car" tag . It will be a let down if that happens.

ACI's website also says that it will have a 1.6 sports version with rear spoiler and low profile(195/55 R15) tyres. Now that sounds good!
Looks like there will be a regular 1.6 that matches the 1.4's economy and the sports 1.6 that is tuned to sprint.

Also, ACI's prediction of ORVM mounted blinkers cannot be seen in the spy pics.
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