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Old 7th July 2005, 10:21   #16
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yeah ...you got it right dude ..
it is not any of the Fiesta or Focus ...
only word on segment position
- "the product will be placed in the segment where ford has no presence yet "

the new model has been in the making since the past 2 and a half years ...
developed by a team of 20 indian engineers at multiple locations spanning from austrailia ,europe and India...it is being developed for India where if successful will be exported to other countries ..
most of its parts will be localised...

follow the link for details -
http://www.business-standard.com/com...&autono=193733
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just read the article. The impression i get is it has been developed the same way Ikon and endeavour were developed. I am waiting for more information.
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Old 7th July 2005, 11:10   #18
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Guys, after seeing the pics of the soon-to-be-launched Ford, I remembered the spy pics put up some time back by our member.

Take a look, i think we were way off the mark with our Skoda predictions on this one. This is probably the new Ford.

take a look at this link (Spy Pics (Pune): Some New Sedan comin our way !!!!) and see.
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very probable ..
since at the moment we are not expecting a new skoda launch , certainly no VW launches, no GM sedans coming up either ..we already know what HM/Mitsu are coming up with ..honda has the civic probability but the spy pics sure dont match that description ..
looks like upper C segment ..high localisation will surely help ford price it in the NHC /Optra 1.6 range ..
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Probable...but the brake lights dont match with contemporary ford design.
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May be we are in for a surprise!! or some one really wanted his car to be disguised for fun!!
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Ford India's top officials seem to be saying that the companies new world car is all set to make it's world-wide debut in India this year. This mystery just keeps getting deeper and deeper! So what is this world car?
Ford's world car set to debut this year

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yes the news is all over the net. I think Ford is trying to set things straight finally.
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The article says the new car is going to based on the ford fusion and will be positioned above the ikon against the honda city.
I just hope they haven't come up with a sedan version of the fusion!
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any idea when it is going to be launched???i feel its going to be one of the best cars in india
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from what the spy shots looked on a previous thread,if that vehicle is indeed the ford secret vehicle then it dosen't look too big.looks like a c+ segment vehicle.

ford still needs the focus in the 10-12 lac bracket.

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i feel this car is going to be around 7.5-9.5 lakhs....and it is going to be as good as honda or maybe better than that...
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News has hyped the new World car from Ford......Lets wait and see the performance of this car. The engine is the hot topic of discussion
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101 bhp dude...1.6 litre engine...good enough..and most of the ford cars are very easy to modify...talking about the engine...its gonna rock
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I think Ford need to do some hard thinking about their product portfolio in India. They have launched 5 cars so far:

1. Escort
2. Ikon
3. Mondeo
4. Fusion
5. Endeavour

Of these, only one - the Ikon - has been a true success. Rather than seeing what has worked in other markets, they need to understand what the Indian market requirements are.

And yes, please equip the Endeavour with a common rail diesel engine. It is the ONLY SUV with an old fashioned powerplant whereas everyone from Scorpios to Safaris also have CRDi variants.

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