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Old 5th May 2008, 17:05   #91
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Finally we have a close competitor to Verna in Fiesta 1.6TDCi but, i dont know why they stopped at 90bhp. They should have atleast crossed the 3 digit number
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Pics of the new fiesta at the Geneva auto show, pics courtesy Mr hype.












Wonder when this will replace the existing fiesta.
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Pics of what possibly the NEW IKON thats going to come in oktober looks,
The one on overdrive looks remarkably similar.
Pics courtesy Mr Hype ( pics posted using the Creative Commons liscence)

Based on FORD Ka as the mag said, the Indian one has a butt attached to it.




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The ford IKON shown here resembles the hatch that was under testing and seen in many places of chennai! if it is hatch it will be a hit!

Now this Ka looks too cute too! Bring it on (wish with a 1L TDCI!!) WorldCarFans

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The ford IKON shown here resembles the hatch that was under testing and seen in many places of chennai! if it is hatch it will be a hit!
Sateesh, i believe this is what you were referring to:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-spy-pics.html

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I Don't think they will launch this hatchback. Pricing of this will be quite high I feel.

When is the Fiesta 1.6 coming out ?
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Sateesh, i believe this is what you were referring to:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-spy-pics.html

Yes Benny! The hatch posted in this thread looks similar to the one posted in your scoop thread. I have not come across the test vehicles in the last few months though!
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Ford dealers do not have any more cars to sell than what is left in stock. So the new version of Fiesta is very close!
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Yaa I even ask the dealer about 1.6TDCi(fiesta) but he denied any information though he accepted that new Ikon would be here soon . But yes I couldn't see any fiesta in the showroom.
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Sateesh, i believe this is what you were referring to:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-spy-pics.html

Yes Benny. But surprisingly they dont seem to roam around the city anymore. Neither they are parked inside the ford factory as the other test cars are. Strange! May be they suddenly want to be more secretive!

As far as the changes on the Ikon and Fiesta they seem to be very minimal from the pictures I took.
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Speculation overdrive! For the sake of our readers, let us sort the information we have:

Key to the pictures below:

New Fiesta - Latest generation Fiesta built on a new platform. Picture 3
New Ka - Latest generation Ka, built on Fiat 500 platform. Picture 4
Fiesta Hatch - Current generation euro-spec Fiesta hatch. Picture 1 & 5
Ka Hatch - Current generation euro-spec Ka hatch. Picture 6
Updated Ikon - The new Ikon for India, ie., with 1.4 TDCi engine. Picture 2
Updated Fiesta - The new Fiesta for India, ie., with the 1.6 TDCi engine. Picture 2

References:
Picture 3 & 1: Mr Hype
Picture 4: New Ford Ka Leaks Out
Picture 6: http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/0..._3-resized.jpg


What we know:

1.The New Fiesta is a distant entry if at all to our market, in hatch/sedan form. (Picture 3)

2. The car in picture 5 is the Fiesta hatch currently sold in Europe. Not speculation. This was my ride in the UK for over a year. Picture 1 is the sports variant.

3. Ford is to introduce the updated Ikon & the updated Fiesta with the 1.4 & 1.6 TDCi respectively.

4. Ford is planning to introduce a hatch in India in a few years time. Read: Ford India to launch small car in India in 2010- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

5. The picture that appeared in Autocar briefly is the DC designed in-XS as pointed out by lamborghini and tsk1979. Read: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...y-pics-11.html


What we are not sure about:

1. Is the car in Picture 2 (right at the back) the updated Ikon?
OR
Would it look more like the one shown in Overdrive? Can someone scan and upload this pic?

2. Would the updated Ikon be built on the Ka hatch/New Ka
OR
Is it the existing platform with cosmetic/minor sheet metal changes (pictures posted by LandCruiser) ?

3. Is the upcoming Ford hatch based on the Ka OR the Fiesta platform (picture posted by benbsb29) ?

4. Would the updated Fiesta look similar to the Brazilian Fiesta? (as posted by Mpower)


Can someone throw some light on the questions posed? Solid information would be much appreciated.
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Ford has changed its home page to feature the icon instead of a flash advertisement of the fiesta discount features which was showing throughout May.
Ford India

Can anybody confirm if the beige interiors and other things they are showing are new or they existed earlier as well?
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Ford has changed its home page to feature the icon instead of a flash advertisement of the fiesta discount features which was showing throughout May.
Ford India

Can anybody confirm if the beige interiors and other things they are showing are new or they existed earlier as well?
All the features of Ikon showing currently in the ford website existed earlier.
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I had just picked up the August edition of ACI. They have a pic of the New Ikon. Was quite disappointed with the headlamps design ! There are not much changes though. New dials , No changes in interiors apart from that!
ACI did mention it ll get the 1.4 TDCI ! Phew finally some info on it. Expect it around November !! All Dzire buyers watch out for this one !
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I had just picked up the August edition of ACI. They have a pic of the New Ikon. Was quite disappointed with the headlamps design ! There are not much changes though. New dials , No changes in interiors apart from that!
ACI did mention it ll get the 1.4 TDCI ! Phew finally some info on it. Expect it around November !! All Dzire buyers watch out for this one !
All the while till i read your post, i was almost sure that Ford Ikon would have a new body design... Now... very disappointed. why should indian buyers ride old cars, including old ambies.?
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