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Old 24th October 2012, 07:27   #16
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Well the rear is much more look-able than the current one, but the front end takes some time to get used to.

EDIT: Is the above part of Ford's Kinetic Design Theme? Ding.

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The front looks really great, slightly bending towards Maserati type grill. But the rear looks absolutely smashing and now gels really well with the car.
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What on earth is Ford thinking? Why would they wait till Q2 2013 to launch this facelift? The sales of the new fiesta in india are a joke and by the time they bring in this facelift, the competition would have already made enhancements to their offerings. The new City will come in by end of 2013, the new SX4 would be out, the Verna would be facelifted (and going by hyundais aggressive strategy, offer touchscreen infotainment).
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Now far better looking than old design..
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What on earth is Ford thinking? Why would they wait till Q2 2013 to launch this facelift? The sales of the new fiesta in india are a joke and by the time they bring in this facelift, the competition would have already made enhancements to their offerings. The new City will come in by end of 2013, the new SX4 would be out, the Verna would be facelifted (and going by hyundais aggressive strategy, offer touchscreen infotainment).
I agree,if Ford had moved really fast we could have had it by this year end/early next year.I think Ford is delibrately delaying it so as not to take the spotlight away from Ecosport.Two major launches(yes two,Fiesta facelift is probably the last hope for this gen fiesta in India) at almost the same time wouldn't make sense for them.Also maybe Ford hopes to cash in on the popularity of Ecosport(if that is the case) to sell the new Fiesta!!

Honestly they have made the rear look better but the front looks like a cheap imitation of Aston Martin atleast in pictures.Hope Ford retains the current look for the front!!
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http://indianautosblog.com/2012/11/f...uto-show-55208

Even the Interiors look better !!

Ford Stop wasting time and bring this to India. Once the All New City is out in Nov,13 with a diesel heart, you can seriously forget about selling any Fiestas in India !
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Ford adds MyFord touch sync operations to the 2014 Fiesta line up. By the report given below, it seems it was only limited to the higher spec'ed vehicles:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/26/2...oice-commands/
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any chance the Indian model will get MyFordTouch? Would be nice to see. I thought the Fiesta was a bit overpriced in India...and im also surprised that the hatch isnt sold there either.
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Ford Fiesta Facelift Launched in China

The Ford Fiesta facelift has been officially launched in hatchback and sedan variants on the Chinese market.As per carnewschina, the price starts at 79,900 RMB and ends at 116,900 RMB.More details here.

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Wow thats a serious interior upgrade. Wonder if these will make it to India.
Ford really needs to fast track this car into India. I cant seem to understand why they are waiting. The Ford Fiesta is a huge flop and the longer the current stays, the worse it will be for brand image.

On another note, has anyone seen a car revive in the market after being termed a flop. Has a facelift ever bought a car some renewed lease of life in the Indian market ? I think in India, once a car is tagged as a flop, no one ends up buying one.
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Wow thats a serious interior upgrade. Wonder if these will make it to India.
Ford really needs to fast track this car into India. I cant seem to understand why they are waiting. The Ford Fiesta is a huge flop and the longer the current stays, the worse it will be for brand image.
It is indeed. The mobile key-pad inspired dash is gone, and overall the updates look good.

I am not sure how credible is the information, but when I was in India in January, the dealer in my place mentioned that the next-in-line project (after the Ecosport launch) is the revival of the Fiesta. They mentioned that the interior styling, much-maligned backseat, headrests etc. will get an update. I feel the Fiesta has a future if they bring in the updates without any change to the existing price point.

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On another note, has anyone seen a car revive in the market after being termed a flop. Has a facelift ever bought a car some renewed lease of life in the Indian market ? I think in India, once a car is tagged as a flop, no one ends up buying one.
The Fiesta brand name was a reasonable success in India (now Classic). And if the Ecosport does well, it can bring in some vigor to the next move from Ford India. On your question, I believe the Skoda Superb 1st gen was a non-mover in India, but the 2nd gen did take off well.
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It is indeed. The mobile key-pad inspired dash is gone, and overall the updates look good.

I am not sure how credible is the information, but when I was in India in January, the dealer in my place mentioned that the next-in-line project (after the Ecosport launch) is the revival of the Fiesta. They mentioned that the interior styling, much-maligned backseat, headrests etc. will get an update. I feel the Fiesta has a future if they bring in the updates without any change to the existing price point.

The Fiesta brand name was a reasonable success in India (now Classic). And if the Ecosport does well, it can bring in some vigor to the next move from Ford India. On your question, I believe the Skoda Superb 1st gen was a non-mover in India, but the 2nd gen did take off well.
But thats the next generation car. Next generation cars are new beasts altogether. People dont have perceptions and opinions about them. Im talking about a current generation car being revived.
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Wow thats a serious interior upgrade. Wonder if these will make it to India.
The first interior picture is that of the 2014 ford fiesta model.The current china model's interior especially the dash, appears to have retained the older appearance.
Have a look at the official ford fiesta china website here for pictures

But the ST variants especially the Focus ST does have a newer design but at a premium price tag 259,800 RMB to 265,800 RMB.So we are talking about a 22 + Lakh segment in India. India doesn't seem to have a market for the ST variants.

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But thats the next generation car. Next generation cars are new beasts altogether. People dont have perceptions and opinions about them. Im talking about a current generation car being revived.
Well, you’re right. It needs to be seen if the Fiesta can come out those perceptions and negative publicity. One point to note is, the 2013 Fiesta in quite fully redesigned inside out, and may have new engine options like the 1.0 Ecoboost. I have seen the new Fiesta hatchback, and much say that it looks very fresh.
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The interior looks like its expensive to make. If Ford could not price the Fiesta at competitive levels with the rubbish quality that they have on offer in the current one, i wonder how they could sell this interior and exterior package at the price of a Verna or City.
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