The facelifted Ford Fiesta sedan is just weeks away from launch in India, what with the media drives of the car lined up next week. Another pointer to the car’s imminent launch is the fact that the facelifted Fiesta sedan has already begun reaching Ford showrooms. One such examples was spotted at Kairali Ford, a prominent Ford car dealer in Kerala. The Fiesta Facelift was also showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, earlier this year.
Ford India will adopt a new strategy for the car, which involves dumping petrol variants of the Fiesta and following a diesel-only approach. The car will use the 1.5 liter TDCI turbo diesel engine that outputs 89 Bhp-205 Nm as its sole engine option. A five speed manual gearbox will drive the front wheels of the car. The Fiesta Facelift will be sold in three variants, Ambiente, Trend and Titanium. All variants will be equipped with a driver airbag and ABS+EBD as standard.
The changes on the facelifted Fiesta sedan are mainly cosmetic in nature. The front end of the car sees a prominent hexagonal grille that transforms the looks of the car, making it a lot more aggressive. The bumper and headlamps have been tweaked as well. The alloy wheels see a refresh while the rear sees a mild makeover with a bumper revision. On the whole, the facelifted Fiesta comes out as a much better looking car than its predecessor.
On the inside, changes are minimal with a new blue backlight for the instrumentation console and a new SYNC infotainment system on the top end Titanium variant. Features such as Automatic headlamps and wipers, puddle lamps, keyless entry, Emergency Assist, start-stop button on the dashboard and rear parking sensors will be offered as standard on the Titanium variant of the sedan.
The Fiesta Facelift, like the outgoing model, comes with a Boron steel body, which is said to be stronger. Also, the car gets a pull drift steering that automatically corrects during windy conditions. This time around, we expect Ford to price the Fiesta Facelift competitively, as the outgoing model suffered a great deal from the American automaker’s initial pricing fiasco.
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