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Old 31st January 2011, 11:20   #181
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as expected, the hatch looks killer. i mean i20 killer :P
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sorry to break your bubble - its not a launch..just a display of "Ford's new car"!
Atleast we can get some official info at that time. Till now, all news are from unofficial sources.
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I am of the knowledge that though the Fiesta Sedan is a good car in Indian perspective.

In China and possibly in US the Fiesta hatch and Sedan is mainly targetting the female crowd. And the Focus is targetting the male crowd. As owing to the regular size of cars the Fiesta is a slightly smaller car.

But is a totally diff ball game in India, here the product placement is on the basis of class and income than on the basis of gender.
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I just hope ford gives an automatic as an option and it would be better if we get it as an diesel automatic.ACI has already stated that there might be an option of dual clutch auto transmission.
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I just hope ford gives an automatic as an option and it would be better if we get it as an diesel automatic.ACI has already stated that there might be an option of dual clutch auto transmission.
How I desperately wish for the same. But I often find that these claims are made without basis...the same was made for VW (1.2 TSI, auto etc) and others.

But this is an opportunity for Ford to move up the hatch positioning.

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I hope this car will be launched soon. But it should be priced very attractively then only it will be a hit. I guess they should ideally price car between 6-8 Lacs on Road. So it will be positioned above Figo also & it will be nice competition for cars like I20, Jazz, Polo etc. Ford has earned good name with Figo, they should make it large with this one
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The ikon will be phased out, fiesta will be renamed as fiesta classic and trims will be rejigged, new fiesta to come in may-june priced between 7-9 lakhs. No fiesta hatch planned as of now.
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The ikon will be phased out, fiesta will be renamed as fiesta classic and trims will be rejigged, new fiesta to come in may-june priced between 7-9 lakhs. No fiesta hatch planned as of now.
In that case will Fiesta classic have the 1.3,1.4 or the 1.6l petrol engine ? Will its price be slashed as well ?
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In that case will Fiesta classic have the 1.3,1.4 or the 1.6l petrol engine ? Will its price be slashed as well ?
No idea about the engine and other pricing/ decontent details.
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In that case will Fiesta classic have the 1.3,1.4 or the 1.6l petrol engine ? Will its price be slashed as well ?
The 1.3L your are talking about is the one used in iKon Flair? Thats not BS 4 compatible and has already been shelved in BS4 cities. So i dont think Fiesta will use it. I guess they will use the existing engines and cut down on features. Guess the classic will take on the Dzire / Manza / Etios. Should be nice to have another good diesel car in the territory. But they have only the 1.6 in petrol model?
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Figo is positioned at between 3.5 to 5.5 lacs (ex-showroom) and if news reports are to be believed, the new Fiesta might come in around 7 to 9 lacs (IMHO, that may be terrific pricing)

That leaves us with the question of how will the 'Classic' be positioned - How about approx 1 to 1.5 lacs above the Figo - any less premium and it will cannabalize Figo sales ... what about something like in 5.5 to 6.75 lacs range? That would be make it great value-for-money too.

Any guesses on pricing?
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Is there any plan for the Focus hatch or its only the Fiesta hatch for India?
I hope they get the Focus hatch.
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Is there any plan for the Focus hatch or its only the Fiesta hatch for India?
I hope they get the Focus hatch.
When I was India last year (in Oct 2010), the ford dealer mentioned to me that the Focus should be coming in 2011. But I have my doubts on how good the acceptance will be. It will fall in the VW golf category, and the price could be anywhere between 10 to 15 lakhs. And our public has still not warmed up to the idea of expensive hatch/notchbacks.
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NEWSFLASH!!!!

Ford will be displaying the new Fiesta in Delhi in mid-Feb (sorry can't tell exactly when and where - my cousin will get in trouble). So the launch is definitely near as Ford is looking to build up hype starting that time..
Hi Reppy,

Any further news on Fiesta display in Delhi. I am curiously tracking Verna RB and Fiesta...one of these could be my next car.
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Finally that happened .. Ford discontinued Ford Ikon..

R.I.P Ford Ikon: End of the road for the “Josh Machine” | Indian Cars & Motorcycles Blog


Ford India to discontinue Ikon
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