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Old 5th November 2008, 16:01   #91
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If Ford can improve it A.S.S this would surely be a good buy
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OT: 1 L diff between the Ex-Showroom and On-Road price in KA?? Is it similar to other states or just too steep in KA alone? We have always bought Used cars so I am not aware of this.
Karnataka Road tax is almost 2.5 times that of Delhi and is the one of the highest in the country! You know we have the "best" roads
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Thanks for posting the price. Good pricing, so unlike ford

OT: 1 L diff between the Ex-Showroom and On-Road price in KA?? Is it similar to other states or just too steep in KA alone? We have always bought Used cars so I am not aware of this.
The Road Tax in KA is considerably high! So the 1 L difference.

Btw! The New Ikon is priced very well. The best driver's car in that segment.
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Gr8 Job Sid. As for Ford- New Wine in old bottle.Now lets see how that tastes.
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Overall it looks good (changes) sure will give a small show in dipping sales charts. BUT why those alloys!! hate em!
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Excellent pricing. How much Bhp is this as am not able to open the link right now?
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petrol 1.3 is about 70 horses

diesel 1.4 is about 68 horses

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With all this talk of good pricing by Ford, I'm really hoping they reduce the price of Spares as well.
The way things are currently, I start getting palpitations every time the car needs some work. I recently paid between 1.5 - 2 k to get the resistors for my blower knob changed!
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petrol is 70 PS, and diesel is 68 PS.

1 PS = 0.986 bhp

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petrol 1.3 is about 70 horses

disel 1.4 is about 68 horses
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Excellent pricing by FORD. But like many of you pointed out here:
1. Ford needs to reduce the pricing of spares. I have friends who cry out everytime their IKON goes for a service
2. Provision of ABS / Airbags at a later stage with alloy wheels. They can name it the sports version or something
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Ford's website now shows the new Ikon.

Mods, update thread title saying that the Ikon TDCi - now launched ?
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they have removed teh side rubbing strips on teh doors which was an Ikon trademark. the sides looked naked now, IMHO.

the NXT1.6 is still the best looking variant of the Ikon till date, i feel.
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2. Provision of ABS / Airbags at a later stage with alloy wheels. They can name it the sports version or something
It is very difficult for a manufacturer to introduce things like ABS & airbags for a model that is so old.
For ABS, the development cost itself needs to be amortized over the production of several years, including redesigning other components as well.
Similarly, Airbags would mean a new steering column, steering wheel, dashboard, impact sensors and an ECU.

Furthermore, these things take over a year to develop and implement.

I think we can safely say that we should stop expecting them on this car.

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they have removed teh side rubbing strips on teh doors which was an Ikon trademark. the sides looked naked now, IMHO.

the NXT1.6 is still the best looking variant of the Ikon till date, i feel.
I had asked earlier on in the thread what they meant by 'sides with no contours'. It's probably just the deletion of the side strips. Looks very odd in my opinion.
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they have removed teh side rubbing strips on teh doors which was an Ikon trademark. the sides looked naked now, IMHO.

the NXT1.6 is still the best looking variant of the Ikon till date, i feel.
Totally agree with you on both the points mentioned above!

Good job on the pricing front, which i have always maintained was the key here. Now, lets see if India would see some people who decide they dont want to drive home in just a Maruti. :P

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It is very difficult for a manufacturer to introduce things like ABS & airbags for a model that is so old.
For ABS, the development cost itself needs to be amortized over the production of several years, including redesigning other components as well.
Similarly, Airbags would mean a new steering column, steering wheel, dashboard, impact sensors and an ECU.
Actually its strange as to why they arent offerring the airbags at an additional cost, as the Bantam which is the pickup version of the Ikon in SA has them! I am not sure if that has ABS though.

EDIT : About the side strips, how about they provide them, in body color, like on the Fiesta?
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himanshugoswami : they have removed teh side rubbing strips on teh doors which was an Ikon trademark
Isnt that available as an accessory ?
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