Ford Fiesta face-lift may see an early 2014 India launch at below Rs. 7 lakh

(Updated August 26, 2013)

Ford’s updated Ford Fiesta sedan was unveiled at the Sao Paulo motor show last year, and now reports are coming in that the car could see an early 2014 launch in India, at a price tag that could be below Rs. 7 lakh. That would be a good thing, as it would finally give the Fiesta a much-needed boost – as this car has failed to perform because of the initial high price tag of Rs. 8.23 lakh for the base variant it was launched with.

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Photo: the Fiesta sedan looks much better than it ever did before post its face-lift

The sedan sports Ford’s new global design form with the trapezoidal front grille with chrome slats etc.

The sedan also gets revamped headlamps and a slightly different looking bonnet. The Fiesta sedan looks much more sporty and attractive due to the changes. At the rear too the Fiesta sedan looks different with wide lamps that are wrapped across to the bootlid. It also gets a black coloured rear splitter which makes the rear look more in symmetry with the rest of the design. Also read: 2012 Global Ford Fiesta: Understanding the new variant line up!

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The India bound Fiesta sedan may even sport a new motor; this will likely be the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol motor that is present in two variants of the Ford EcoSport compact SUV. The engine may come in two versions one that makes 99 bhp of power and has great fuel efficiency while the other variant may see the same motor makes 123 bhp of power. By doing this, Ford will be able to please both the economy conscious and the enthusiasts. The face-lifted Fiesta sedan is expected to find its way to Indian shores in early 2014. Earlier speculation had said the car may launch in 2013.

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After the huge demand that Ford has seen for the Ford EcoSport, do you think that the Ford Fiesta with a reduced price tag and better looks could add to Ford’s fortunes? Share your thoughts. Read more: Ford Fiesta Automatic launched at Rs. 8.99 lakh!