Today, Ford India launched the automatic version of the new Fiesta petrol sedan at a price of Rs. 8.99 lakh for the Style variant and Rs. 9.73 lakh for the Titanium Plus variant.
The Fiesta Style automatic variant costs Rs. 75,000 more than the Fiesta Ambiente (formerly Style) manual variant. Similarly, the Fiesta Titanium Plus automatic variant is Rs. 30,000 more expensive than its corresponding manual variant.
The Fiesta is also available in Ambiente and Titanium Plus manual petrol variants priced in the range of Rs. 8.24 lakh – Rs 9.43 lakh. The Fiesta is also available in manual diesel variants with prices ranging between Rs. 9.28 lakh – 10.43 lakh. Also read: Ford Fiesta Automatic road test.
Performance and mileage
The Fiesta automatic is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol motor that puts out 108 bhp of power and 140 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a “Powershift” six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and has a claimed mileage of 16.97 kmpl, which is actually higher than the manual variant’s 16.86 kmpl rating.
The six-speed dual-clutch automatic has faster shift timings than even a manual gearbox and hence, lesser power loss and more fuel economy. It actually makes the Fiesta automatic variant a little faster in pick-up without compromising on fuel efficiency compared to the Fiesta manual variant. The automatic transmission is maintenance free for 10 years or 2.4 lakh kilometres (sealed for life). Read more about the advantages of six-speed transmission
The Fiesta AT sports a hill start function which prevents the car from rolling backwards while going up inclines. The car stays in its place for 2.5 seconds after the brake is released so that the driver can accelerate and continue moving upwards. Read about the Fiesta’s variants and check prices across five major cities here.
The following are the features available in the fully loaded, Fiesta Titanium Plus automatic variant.
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The Fiesta automatic variant is less affordable than its rivals. The following table compares the prices of the Fiesta automatic with other petrol automatics offered in its segment.
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The Fiesta automatic is not only attractively priced, but also has better technology (dual clutch automatic) than its direct rivals such as the Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
See our video review of the Ford Fiesta Automatic here: