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Old 15th February 2008, 23:41   #46
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its not a facelift, its a price drop.
a price drop is expected.
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Default Details of the new engine.

In probability this just might be the engine that fits in the new model. I prefer the mature looks of the present model though.
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I hope they give the 2008 model a miss and jump straight ahead into the 2009 version. If this version comes here I then will have to think hard about keeping my Palio GTX because as yet I have not experienced a more all round hot hatch than the GTX.
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looks great. price drop will help the fiesta a lot.
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The 2nd pic is of Ford Fiesta hatchback which is selling in few markets.
The sedan front is same like the hatchback.

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The Pics posted are of European Fiesta which is an entirely different vehicle,a small hatchback).

The Indian Fiesta only shares name with european model. rest everything is newly developed of our market. It is entirely different car.
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Doesnt look like an upgraded Fiesta at all.
The Ikon was designed for devloping nations like India, pak, south/Latin America, africa...if im not wrong......but this doesn't look like an up graded ikon, but more like a down graded Fiesta.
I'm dead sure that this is not going to be launched here.
The 1.6 diesel though would be welcome.
Ikon was never specially developed of India or asia/africa. Infact Icon in India was old european fiesta, sold with name of Icon in India.

It is not unsual to spot an old icon badged as fiesta in Germany.
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The Pics posted are of European Fiesta which is an entirely different vehicle,a small hatchback).

The Indian Fiesta only shares name with european model. rest everything is newly developed of our market. It is entirely different car.
They both share the same platform. Hatch model is for Europian market and the Sedan is for India/Latin American countries.

Infact the ford Ikon is again a sedan version of older generation ford fiesta
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They both share the same platform. Hatch model is for Europian market and the Sedan is for India/Latin American countries.

Infact the ford Ikon is again a sedan version of older generation ford fiesta
Are you sure about european fiesta sharing platform with Indian Fiesta. I disagree upon that.

Both vehicles have entirely diffrent hard points set-up. for sharing platform atleast basic fixing points should be same, although overall length may differ like in case of old Fiesta hatch & icon sedan, they share same platform 100% correct.

Indian fiesta design process was entirely new, carried out by Ford of Aisa Pacific, intial process of design was carried out in australia in assistance with Ford of India & few european companies & later phase was done in India.
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Which is the new model they are planing to get out.
Is it the picture shown on this page or the one shown on this link.
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Good one. But all the good work done on the exterior are done in by the odd looking interior (Cell phone like?!?!).
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hmm i dont know.. looks nice but what avbout bigger rims like may be 17" something now that will make the car stand ourt what say guyz?>??


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Are you sure about european fiesta sharing platform with Indian Fiesta. I disagree upon that.

Both vehicles have entirely diffrent hard points set-up. for sharing platform atleast basic fixing points should be same, although overall length may differ like in case of old Fiesta hatch & icon sedan, they share same platform 100% correct.

Indian fiesta design process was entirely new, carried out by Ford of Aisa Pacific, intial process of design was carried out in australia in assistance with Ford of India & few european companies & later phase was done in India.
What about the electronic controls on the wrong side i.e for a LHD on a RHD car and the bonnet opener on the other side of the drivers seat. Forget about developing the car for Indian markets it has not even been adopted properly for India.
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Ford to jazz up Fiesta;23 Feb, 2008


Ford to jazz up Fiesta- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
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The article says that ford has seen a major drop in sales this year. Could it be due to cheaper options like the Logan? Or are people just holding off till all the promised new car models by various manufacturers are launched?
What say guys?
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Ford has launched yet another limited version of the Fiesta called Pace or something
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