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Old 18th February 2010, 14:24   #61
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Great scoop abdul...

As it will be pitted alongside Ford Figo, interesting to see it on Indian roads when Figo is already being launched. Two similar segment cars. Interesting to see its exact positioning.

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Old 18th February 2010, 17:40   #62
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Looks like they are testing this vehicle. The new Fiesta model can be bought in to compete against the Jazz & i20 range of premium cars.

It might be a strategic move by Ford to tap the low end & high end segment of the B & B+ segment.
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I have some great new from my sources in ford india. The Fiesta will launch in bot its hatch and sedan forms. This is absolutely certain according to him. Also the fiesta sedan will be launching 2-3 months before the hatch.

One more thing, he revealed some engine info as well:

Sedan: Petrol: 1.6 L ti-VCT Duratec l4
Diesel: 1.6 L TDCi Duratorq

Hatch: Petrol: 1.2 L duratec
Diesel: 1.4 L TDCi duratorq
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I have some great new from my sources in ford india.
We have always known the new Fiesta will land up here. So the question is when. Your sources have any idea? 2011, 2012? Going by Ford's usual pace here, it will be 2012.
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We have always known the new Fiesta will land up here. So the question is when. Your sources have any idea? 2011, 2012? Going by Ford's usual pace here, it will be 2012.
The sedan will be here in december this year(as per him) but you know ford, Expect to get it by Q1 of 2011.
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Just a thought - will Ford be doing a Hyundai? I mean manufacture cars in India and import them to the Europe / else where?
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I have seen the Sedan version of the Fiesta being tested. My sources tell me that it will be a first Quarter 2011 launch. No, Ford has no plans to export to Europe though they do plan to export to South Africa initially and may also export to select South American markets.
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so the current Fiesta sedan will be phased out soon i guess. Any idea about the performance of the 1.6 L ti-VCT Duratec l4 engine??
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Hey guys, Found a video of the exact same car. Courtesy

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Scoop ? Ford Fiesta hatchback testing in India (Video) Video
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so the current Fiesta sedan will be phased out soon i guess. Any idea about the performance of the 1.6 L ti-VCT Duratec l4 engine??
A word from my sources

Engine power : around 120 BHP

Mileage : around 12-15 in the city

Brakes : Front-Disc Rear-Drum

Suspension : Standard MacPherson strut front suspension, 22mm front sway bar and twist-beam rear suspension

Steering : Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)

PS: This data applies only to the petrol sedan
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I have seen the Sedan version of the Fiesta being tested. My sources tell me that it will be a first Quarter 2011 launch. No, Ford has no plans to export to Europe though they do plan to export to South Africa initially and may also export to select South American markets.
Is this the sedan that you saw? Did you spot it inside the factory by any chance?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ce-online.html (2011 Ford Fiesta Makes an Early Appearance Online)

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A word from my sources

Engine power : around 120 BHP

Mileage : around 12-15 in the city

Brakes : Front-Disc Rear-Drum

Suspension : Standard MacPherson strut front suspension, 22mm front sway bar and twist-beam rear suspension

Steering : Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)

PS: This data applies only to the petrol sedan
12-15 in the city from a 120 BHP sedan sounds fantastic. But I will believe it only when I see the DTE meter

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Good scoop. The 1.6L 'Tiger' comes in 2 power variants, 115Ps & 120Ps. Good to know that we are getting the powerful variant.

Any Idea about the 1.6L Duratorq engine. It again comes in a 90Ps and 110Ps avatar. Though i would prefer the 110Ps avatar i doubt it as they would give it a 90Ps one to give it an cost edge... Any idea / comments on this one.

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A word from my sources

Engine power : around 120 BHP

Mileage : around 12-15 in the city

Brakes : Front-Disc Rear-Drum

Suspension : Standard MacPherson strut front suspension, 22mm front sway bar and twist-beam rear suspension

Steering : Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)

PS: This data applies only to the petrol sedan
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Got one more picture yesterday. Going by the car numbers i feel that they have only a single car which is being tested here, if i am not wrong.

Also i have a query. Will the test drive cars be given to Ford employees as their day to day drive? I am asking this because yesterday morning i saw 2 or 3 Ford Figos ,with neatly dressed ford employes, were driven from city towards their office, they were pretty fast too, hence i could not take any pictures.

Also i would like to know what would happen to these test drive vehicles?
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Also i have a query. Will the test drive cars be given to Ford employees as their day to day drive? I am asking this because yesterday morning i saw 2 or 3 Ford Figos ,with neatly dressed ford employes, were driven from city towards their office, they were pretty fast too, hence i could not take any pictures.

Also i would like to know what would happen to these test drive vehicles?
Test drive (if you mean the cars used for testing before launch or used for testing new engineering changes after launch) vehicles are not available for Ford employees to drive around AFAIK. It is only used by PD (Product Development) people. Ford conducts an auction of these vehicles around once in 6 months - usually advertised internally to Ford employees. Others (if an employee can vouch for you) can also bid for these vehicles. They usually come with no warranty though.
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