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Old 8th February 2011, 21:16   #196
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Hope that means the existing Fiesta replaces that market of Ikon.!!!
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Its officially confirmed on the Autocar Show that the launch of all new Fiesta is just round the corner.

Small news, since the same footage mentioned FERRARI coming to India. However, for common folks eagerly awaiting the launch of the poor man's BMW in its new avtar, this piece definitely brought smiles to many faces.
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Its officially confirmed on the Autocar Show that the launch of all new Fiesta is just round the corner.

Small news, since the same footage mentioned FERRARI coming to India. However, for common folks eagerly awaiting the launch of the poor man's BMW in its new avtar, this piece definitely brought smiles to many faces.
i read fiesta is going to be launched in June,July and thats the sedan and no word on the hatchback.

Apparently its going to be in Honday City range. ie. 9L Plus.
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i read fiesta is going to be launched in June,July and thats the sedan and no word on the hatchback.

Apparently its going to be in Honday City range. ie. 9L Plus.

Exactly. The target competition is ANHC, Vento Highline range. The existing Fiesta will be rechristened Fiesta Classic, though it gives a very Ambassadorish feel to the car.
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Exactly. The target competition is ANHC, Vento Highline range. The existing Fiesta will be rechristened Fiesta Classic, though it gives a very Ambassadorish feel to the car.
Beware of the All New Verna RB...looks an incredible package!!
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Based on my discussion with one of the ford dealers, there will be a 1.8L petrol for the new fiesta petrol category, as the current 1.6 will continue with fiesta classic. Tentative OTR Bangalore is 12 L. Will come back on diesel soon.
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a 1.8 L is like venturing into corolla/skoda and civic territory .Ford lacked a vehicle on that range
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a 1.8 L is like venturing into corolla/skoda and civic territory
Wouldn't the Focus be the appropriate competition for the Corolla/Laura/Civic segment, rather than a Fiesta? Considering things like space, size, etc.
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A 1.8l petrol engine in the present fiesta seems inappropriate; seems to be more apt in the C+ segment, as mentioned by arunphilip.

Continuing with the 1.4 l diesel and broadening the range of the petrol to 1.8l would create problems for the new petrol fiesta even before its launch.
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Based on my discussion with one of the ford dealers, there will be a 1.8L petrol for the new fiesta petrol category, as the current 1.6 will continue with fiesta classic. Tentative OTR Bangalore is 12 L. Will come back on diesel soon.
whoa! I was expecting Fiesta to compete with Linea/ANHC and 8-10 Lakhs segment
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Wouldn't the Focus be the appropriate competition for the Corolla/Laura/Civic segment, rather than a Fiesta? Considering things like space, size, etc.
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A 1.8l petrol engine in the present fiesta seems inappropriate; seems to be more apt in the C+ segment, as mentioned by arunphilip.

Continuing with the 1.4 l diesel and broadening the range of the petrol to 1.8l would create problems for the new petrol fiesta even before its launch.
Very unlikely that the Fiesta go into the Laura/Civic category. The segment position cannot be really gauged with the engine size (1.6 or 1.8).
Ford has been in this market for so long, that its unlikely that they will position the Fiesta in the right place. And looking at the size / proportions, I am sure that the Fiesta will be aligned to compete with the likes of City. And thats how it is positioned in other markets as well.
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Fiesta classic
  • 1.6 duratec, 101 hp
  • 1.4 duratorq, 68 hp
New Fiesta
  • 1.6 duratec TI-VCT, 115 hp
  • 1.6 duratorq, 90 hp
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@scoopmaster sid - will the hatch also have the same engines?

90hp for the diesel is the one I am looking forward to drive. It should be JOSH full to drive me FIDA ;-)
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I dont get this. Why is everyone afraid of crossing the 100HP mark in the Diesels when there is evidently a market for these type of engines. Im sick of hearing the whole "90HP is powerful" nonsense!
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I dont get this. Why is everyone afraid of crossing the 100HP mark in the Diesels when there is evidently a market for these type of engines. Im sick of hearing the whole "90HP is powerful" nonsense!
If the 90bhp engine is tuned to deliver power as the 68bhp, and the steering feedback is as good, then the car would be a hoot to drive. I am waiting for this and the new verna. Let the games begin! For any one wanting more than 100bhp what is petes for?!!!
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