The facelifted Ford Fiesta sedan’s launch in India could be just around the corner. A Fiesta Facelift sedan was spotted outside a prominent advertising agency in the National Capital Region (NCR). Reportedly, the Fiesta Facelift was in the NCR for an Ad shoot, a regular occurrence ahead of most car launches. The facelifted Fiesta’s lack of camouflage is another indicator of the car’s launch being just weeks away. The car was first showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo.
The facelifted car gets a completely revised front end, replete with the Aston Martin like grille, a new bumper and slimmer headlamps. At the rear, things remain largely unchanged, save for a new bumper profile. The alloy wheels see a redesign. On the inside, the dashboard sees minor changes while the Ford SYNC infotainment system is said to have undergone a major revamp. Under the hood, the engine and transmission options are likely to continue unchanged.
The 1.5 liter Ti-VCT naturally aspirated petrol (108 Bhp-140 Nm) and TDCI turbo diesel (89 Bhp-204 Nm) engines will be offered with the facelifted Fiesta sedan while the 1 liter EcoBoost turbo petrol motor – a standard fixture on Fiestas sold internationally – is not likely to be offered on the Indian version given the supply crunch Ford India is already struggling with in case of the EcoSport crossover.
Transmission options will include 5 speed manual and 6 speed dual clutch automatic gearboxes. While Ford India priced the all-new Fiesta quite optimistically at the outset, the automaker did a course correction with a variant rejig and an accompanying price drop. With the Ford Classic now being positioned lower down the value chain with yet another sizeable price drop, expect the facelifted Fiesta sedan to be sold with a competitive price tag starting close to the 7 lakh rupee mark.
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