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Old 10th March 2008, 17:47   #16
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Its news. Ford Fusion Diesel - prices have been reduced by Rs.22000/- . This is also to pass on the benefit of excise duty cut on small cars. Now fusion has more edge over Fabia. Anyone still interested in Fusion?
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I asked this about the dealer . He said he still didnt look into it as the Fusion sales are very low. They have sold around 5 fusions in Coimbatore . Hope the price reduction might pick up something.
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I dont think Ford will discontinue its Ikon model. There has been news in the forums about 1.4TDCI to be launched in the Ikon. We have to wait and see what Ford does about that. But Ikon should continue for sometime !
True but even the CNG version have done no wonders, hope 1.4 TDC might spruce up the heat
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Offers are well and good, but Ford needs to get its act together as far as after sales service is concerned. I know lots of people who have shied away from Ford given its terrible A.S.S (in Kolkata anyway). Which is a pity, cause the cars are really good.
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Default Ford cuts price of Fusion diesel by Rs 22,000

Ford cuts price of Fusion diesel by Rs 22,000- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

a tiny relief for Fusion lovers
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Ford India offers the enhanced Fusion Plus
Mumbai, March 11, 2008: Ford India launches Fusion Plus, an exciting new variant to the Ford Fusion range.
The new well-equipped Fusion Plus was developed in response to consumer feedback, and their desire for a Fusion with additional features and distinctive styling.
The Fusion range offers best in class headroom, legroom and shoulder room. And within its well sized interior, the Fusion Plus offers enhanced comfort with a height adjustable driver’s seat and power adjustable outside rear view mirrors.
The Fusion Plus has an all-new anti-lock braking system (ABS) that assists the driver during extreme braking situations, an added featured in the new variant to provide the driver with greater control.
The Fusion Plus carries additional features and styling enhancements such as 15-inch alloy wheels, body coloured outside rear view mirrors, body-colour bumpers, door handles, side moulding and deck lid. A Fusion+ badge is a final distinguishing touch to the new top-end variant.
Available with either a 1.6-litre Duratec petrol engine or a 1.4-litre Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel engine, Fusion Plus boasts features that are contemporary and desirable to make it the most practical car in the category.
Priced enticingly at Rs. 6,16,500 and Rs. 6,83,500 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Duratec petrol and the Duratorq diesel variants respectively, the Fusion Plus offers potential consumers excellent value for money. The introductory offer on the Fusion Plus this month includes a MP3 player with 4 speakers, making it even more attractive.
Ford India has passed on the recent reduction in excise duty to benefit the Fusion Plus consumer ensuring the diesel variant is even more gentle on the wallet.
''We have enhanced the value equation of the Ford Fusion Plus with the inclusion of key features. But we were very careful to retain well known Fusion qualities such as superior performance and driving pleasure,'' said Scott McCormack, Ford India's vice president Marketing, Sales and Service.
The 1.6 Duratec petrol engine of the Fusion Plus delivers 101PS at 6500rpm and 146Nm of torque at 3400rpm.
The Ford Fusion Plus is also available with the aluminum alloy 1.4L Duratorq TDCi engine delivering 68PS at 4000rpm. This turbodiesel engine makes no compromises in offering economical fuel consumption and a healthy torque curve. Peak torque of 160NM is reached at 2000rpm. The 1.4-litre Duratorq TDCi engine offers almost 10 percent more torque than does the 1.6-litre Duratec petrol engine.
The Fusion Plus is available in wide range of colours including Brush Steel, Mystic Wine, Moon Dust Silver, Panther Black, Diamond White and Paprika Red.
Fusion Plus exterior styling features:
 New body-colour bumper rub strips, door handles, side moulding and rear deck lid
 New body-colour rear view mirrors
 New 15-inch alloy wheels
 Flexible boot space
 "Lozenge" shaped headlamps with integrated turn indicators
Fusion Plus on-road driving features:
 Maneuverable turning radius of 4.9 metres is well suited to congested city conditions
 Best–in-class ground clearance of 198mm that offers excellent drive on Indian roads – city or highway
 Economical 1.4-litre Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel engine – producing 160Nm at 2000rpm
 Lively 1.6-litre Duratec petrol engine – delivering 101PS at 6500rpm
Fusion Plus interior safety and comfort features:
 Height adjustable driver's seat
 Power adjustable rear view mirrors
 Anti lock braking systems (ABS)
 Power steering
 All Power windows
 Plush dual-tone interior
 Soft-touch dash panel
 Distance-to-empty indicator and a digital clock
 Approach lights (activated by key FOB) activates the vehicle's interior and exterior lights to illuminate the vehicle for additional safety in poorly lit, dark locations
 Tilt adjustable steering
 Smart starter and smart charger
 Intelligent rear wipers – Rear wipers that come on automatically when the front wipers are on and you shift the car into reverse gear.
 Height adjustable front and rear head rests
 Height adjustable front seat belts
 Defoggers
 Front 12-volt accessory power socket
 Programmable keyless entry
 Over 10 innovative stowage spaces inside the car
The Ford Fusion Plus delivers a superior combination of performance, fuel efficiency, driving dynamics and ride comfort. With these driving attributes and with the inclusion of interior comfort and safety features, the Fusion Plus offers value, luxury, practicality and excitement.
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A couple of airbags could have helped validate the nonsense pricing to an extent.
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I am madly searching for this press release online but no luck

can somebody drop a link
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I am madly searching for this press release online but no luck

can somebody drop a link
why do you need the link when its all there in my previous post?
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why do you need the link when its all there in my previous post?
To share with my friends who r not on tbhp
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you can share the post's link

Even non members can view posts.

Heres the link

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/754251-post21.html
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Details are on the Ford website. Pricing is also available there.
Ford - Fusion Plus

Just talked to the dealer Cauvery Ford in bangalore. He is expecting the first lot of display cars in 2-3 days.

No Airbags is a dissapointment
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No Airbags is a dissapointment
I totally agree with that!
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Goddamn. When will the manufacturers stop treating human life in India as second rate and offer Airbags as standard

If thr fusion had a set of Airbags, it would be a killer package for sure.
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Goddamn. When will the manufacturers stop treating human life in India as second rate and offer Airbags as standard

If thr fusion had a set of Airbags, it would be a killer package for sure.
Manufacturers will always look at ways to cut corners to have better profits. Maybe the govt should make airbags and minimum safety compulsory or give some incentive like lesser excise slabs for safer rated vehicles.
The Fusion seems pretty nice vehicle to me. It has surprisingly good space, being Ford it should have decent handling, ride maybe, efficient diesel engine. Am waiting to test drive one tomorrow or day after as soon as the dealer has the diesel ready.
BTW the alloys on the Furison+ are real neat in my opinion. Looks very upmarket and suits the vehicle.
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