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Old 3rd November 2009, 22:29   #286
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Next bomb will explode in December first week, 2009 when I will cross over.....
Till then, sayo nara.
So which crossover will you be scooping? The TATA one?
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1) Rather than the car, its Sid's scooping ability that is more exciting.

2) The powertrains cannot take fight to Ritz in petrol segment. Ritz K12M is one of the best in the 1.2 segment.

3) The diesel again is not upto the competition, but this motor is known for efficiency. On the other hand, the 1.248 from Fiat utilized in many cars is also known to be very fuel efficient.

4) My expectations of IRS will now never be full filled. However, its a Ford, so may be the handling will be good.

The current Fiesta sold in India also has most of its development done in Austrillia.
All the action is likely to happen in diesel segment IMO.
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  • 4 speed Auto transmission expected based on market feedback, expected by fall 2010.
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Exactly what I was thinking when GTO made his comment on the American brand.
The new Fiesta will be sold is the US as well.
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Yes, Sid is unquestionably a one man scooping machine. He beats 'em all!
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[/list]The new Fiesta will be sold is the US as well.
True, they finally get a nice, compact, taut little car that can excite the driver without burning an oil well!

If you see the comments of AutoBloggers on each post of a European Spec Ford or Opel, you will see how they long for EU spec, efficient yet sporty cars on the other side of the pond.

After the Ford Transit van, the Fiesta is the next thing to jump over in recent times!
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Get the Titanium at Rs600,000 on road for diesel and we will have a knock out. the i20, punto and even the vista could be affected.

However, the eternal price question - can Ford price it competitively? My assessment is Yes, since all said and done - this is the phased out European fiesta with a nose job. So no major design costs, depreciated dies, all of which should be beneficial to us.

Ford's last chance to get this right. Let's hope they price it right at launch rather than price it high at launch and then start discounting
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Looks good, but no plans of a sportier 1.4/1.6P?
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Scoop master.. great job. Spec looks good pricing is the key factor now
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Yes, Sid is unquestionably a one man scooping machine. He beats 'em all!
Couldn't have said it any better. Great scoop Sid. Thanks!
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Great report Sid. Trend looks like the version to get. When can we get the scoop on the prices?
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Damm...why do manufacturers always hesitate before introducing auto transmission? If Ford wants to sell a diesel 1.4 with auto I will buy one tomorrow.
You stole words out of my mouth. The first diesel automatic available in the market is verna and that costs about 9 ex I guess. When will the manufacturers understand that there is a market for people who want a small (hatchback), fuel efficient (diesel), clocking maximum kms within city (automatic).
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Hope wheelbase of 2520 & length of 3980 mm translates to better rear legroom unlike recently launched big hatches. And if Ford, India prices it correctly unlike Fusion, then they can expect their first volume seller in India.
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Excellent scoop sid .. IMO spec sheet looks more VFM and definitely diesel hatch segement is heading for some hot turf wars ( Beat Diesel / i10 crdi / figo ) . 15" incher like fusion would have been better .
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You stole words out of my mouth. The first diesel automatic available in the market is verna and that costs about 9 ex I guess. When will the manufacturers understand that there is a market for people who want a small (hatchback), fuel efficient (diesel), clocking maximum kms within city (automatic).
Totally. Loaded Diesel Automatic for 6.5Lakhs OTR should be a killer price. It can probably pave the way for mass adoption of Automatics. If one succeeds big time, everyone else will follow.

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You go "Scoopy Dooby Do" bang on everytime, sid... how do you manage that ?!? Way to go and keep up the excellent work.
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