Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ford Fiesta - Old Yet Youthful

Ford Motor Company is the foremost name among global car manufacturers, and it has many cars to its credit. The Ford Fiesta, which originally came out in 1976, is now in its sixth generation. This version was launched in India in July 2011 with both petrol and diesel variants. Ford has introduced upgraded versions of this sedan in recent years.

Ford has designed the Fiesta in conformity to the Kinetic Design philosophy. The thin and tight front grille with chrome slats, the pulled back headlights and huge air drum gives a sporty look to the car. There is a strong steel structure beneath the car's stylish exterior which helps to preserve the quality and enhance driver and passenger safety.

The interiors are spacious enough to seat 5 passengers with ease; however, there could have been a little more knee room. The twin pod speedometer console has driver information display for functions like distance to empty, fuel economy, average speed etc. The steering wheel has controls for various functions and also a rest area for the thumbs. The Ford Fiesta comes equipped with an audio player that has a CD and MP3 player, connectivity for Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in.

The Ford Fiesta petrol variant comes with a 4 cylinder In-line 16V DOHC, 1499cc engine that generates 108 bhp of power at 6045 rpm and yields a peak torque of 140 Nm at 4500 rpm. The diesel engine variant is a 4 cylinder In-line 8V SOHC, 1498cc engine that offers a maximum power output of 90 bhp at 3750 rpm and a peak torque of 204 Nm between 2000-2750 rpm. Both the engines are supported by a five-speed manual transmission gear box. The petrol engine has an option of a six-speed automatic transmission as well. The top speed of the petrol and diesel variants is 190 kmph and 185 kmph with an average mileage of 12.5 kmpl and 17 kmpl, respectively.

Ford has a list of safety features like energy absorbing bumpers, crumple zones, ABS with EBD, front dual airbags, engine immobilizer, door reinforcements, central locking and remote programmable key entry with greeting lamps, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm, day & night rear view mirror, rear seat belts, seat belt warning, door ajar warning, side and front impact beams, traction control, crash sensor, centrally mounted fuel tank and engine check warning, hill-launch assist and reverse parking sensors assist.

Ford Fiesta comes in attractive Moon Dust Silver, Sea Grey, Panther Black, Paprika Red and Diamond White colours. There are 8 variants of this car available in the market. Their prices range from Rs. 8.23 lakhs to Rs. 10.42 lakhs.

Honda City, Nissan Sunny, Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna are the other popular cars in this segment.

Check out more details new on road prices in your city for all the variants, features, photos etc about Ford Fiesta on road price and Other Ford cars in India. Being an Expert writer about auto industry, Alan George enjoys reading automotive articles and blogs online. He independently write on auto industry recent happenings.

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