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Old 26th October 2005, 10:20   #1
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The all new awaiting car from ford is launched on Tuesday in New Delhi by CEO William Clay Ford Jr.

Ford Fiesta would be competing with massively successful models like Honda City, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Optra and Hyundai Elantra.

The model has not been released in any market of Ford in the world and Ford is launching this product especially for the Indian and Chinese market. The car will be available in two variants— 1.6 petrol and 1.4 turbo diesel.

The 1.4 turbo diesel is a TDCi ((Turbo Direct Common Rail injection) unit developed by Ford in collaboration with PSA (Peugeot and Citroën) and develops an average 67bhp. The diesel variant is expected to give Accent CRDi a run for its money.
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The Ford India website still shows "Fiesta is coming soon"
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Their website is yet to catch up with this news.
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Do you people read news papers?? Checxk today news papers.. Also new news is thsi petrol version wil cost between 7 - 8 lacs. and diesel will cost between 9 - 10 lacs. Dunno if they are rumours.
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As far as I know, they haven't revealed the pricing officially as yet... but I have heard from Ford dealers here in chennai (when I was test driving the Ikon) that it would be likely priced between 8 and 9 Lakhs..
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As far as I know, they haven't revealed the pricing officially as yet... but I have heard from Ford dealers here in chennai (when I was test driving the Ikon) that it would be likely priced between 8 and 9 Lakhs..
Then it's going to lose big time to the ZX Vtec
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as per CNBC news report it may be around 6-6.5 lakhs. i saw it yesterday night 9.30 Pm CNBC india
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Ford Fiesta would be competing with massively successful models like Honda City, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Optra and Hyundai Elantra.
Ford Fiesta is a replacement for Ford Ikon, and will not compete with Optra / Corolla, which was to be done by Ford Focus....
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Ford Fiesta is a replacement for Ford Ikon, and will not compete with Optra / Corolla, which was to be done by Ford Focus....
Fiesta is not a replacement for Ford Ikon.
Check this thread "Now with PHOTOS - Fords New B376 Sedan launch on 28 September! " for more details.

Also check this site,
http://www.hindu.com/2005/10/26/stor...2602701800.htm

Price not announced. Car will be in market only in Nov.

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Ford Fiesta would be competing with massively successful models like Honda City, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Optra and Hyundai Elantra.

The 1.4 turbo diesel is a TDCi ((Turbo Direct Common Rail injection) unit developed by Ford in collaboration with PSA (Peugeot and Citroën) and develops an average 67bhp. The diesel variant is expected to give Accent CRDi a run for its money.
Ummmm... H Elantra isn't much to be called a successful model...

Anywayz, me thinks that the meager 67bhp diesel wouldn't come close when comapred to Indigo's 70bhp Turbo intercooler.... And imagine when they come out with the Dicor'd Indigo....
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Ummmm... H Elantra isn't much to be called a successful model...

Anywayz, me thinks that the meager 67bhp diesel wouldn't come close when comapred to Indigo's 70bhp Turbo intercooler.... And imagine when they come out with the Dicor'd Indigo....

On Paper BHP figures dont reflect on road for TATA vehicles!!
'coz the 70 BHP Ikon Flair is a far better bet when compared to the 85 BHP Indigo Petrol. On a drag the Ikon may loose but in real world conditions the Ikon is a better performer.

Perfect Gearing will work wonders for a Car's performance..Ford masters this Skill and TATA still hasn't!
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Perfect Gearing will work wonders for a Car's performance..Ford masters this Skill and TATA still hasn't!
Agreed Totally.
The fusion's gearing is a joy, the way it mates with and oh, those short throws of the gear.

Absloute delight to drive
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I think we already have a thread where the Fiesta (B 376) has been in discussion for long ...

MODS : I think we shld merge the threads and maybe re-name is suitabaly .
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according to what ive heard - the pricing will be between 6.5 - 7.5 lacs for the petrol , the diesel will be a bit more expensive.
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The 1.4 turbo diesel is a TDCi ((Turbo Direct Common Rail injection) unit developed by Ford in collaboration with PSA (Peugeot and Citroën) and develops an average 67bhp. The diesel variant is expected to give Accent CRDi a run for its money.
if that's the case, then expect the fiesta diesel to be priced around 7-7.5 lacs....but i doubt if it could compete with the accent, though- the latter has an 81 bhp engine, and what it lacks (somewhat) in refinement, more than makes up for in the stonking performance that it delivers.. in a shootout, i'm betting on the hyundai to smoke the ford....on the sales front, it could be a different story, though...
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