Ford India will launch the facelifted Fiesta sedan shortly and the variant details of the car have now been revealed. The big takeaway from these details is that the facelifted Fiesta will go diesel-only. CarToq explained why the Fiesta would become a diesel-only car through this report a while ago, and the latest details only confirm our line of thinking.
The diesel engine in question for the facelifted Fiesta will be a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder TDCI unit that outputs 89 Bhp of peak power and 205 Nm of peak torque. This motor is also offered on the EcoSport crossover and in the coming days, will be shoehorned into more new Ford cars in India, replacing the 1.4 liter TDCI unit as Ford’s staple diesel engine.
The 1.5 liter TDCI diesel engine on the facelifted Fiesta will be mated to five speed manual gearbox. The car will be front wheel driven. Design highlights on the Fiesta Facelift include a revamped front fascia, replete with the large, hexagonal front grille, in line with Ford’s global design philosophy.
The rear will see a minor refresh while the alloy wheels hop on to a new design. The insides of the car see a blue backlight for the instrumentation console while the cabin inserts see a once over. All said, the Fiesta Facelift’s cabin will be a familiar affair, with the changes being minimal.
The Fiesta Facelift, in diesel guise, will be sold in three variants, Ambiente, Trend and Titanium. All three variants will feature the driver airbag, ABS+EBD, automatically retracting wing mirrors, “follow-me-home” headlamps, rear seat with 60:40 split, driver’s seat height adjustment and remote locking as standard fare.
The Trend and Titanium variants add a passenger airbag. The top end Titanium variant also gains the revised Ford SYNC infotainment system. Automatic headlamps and wipers, puddle lamps, keyless entry, start-stop button on the dashboard and rear parking sensors are the various other features offered on the Titanium variant of the Fiesta Facelift.
Ford India’s optimistic pricing during the launch of the Fiesta, back in 2011, saw the car turning out to be a dud at the hustings. Even a mid-way price correction and variant rationalization didn’t help matters. Therefore, Ford India will have to get the pricing “bang on” with the facelifted Fiesta to make the latest edition a success. The well-built car is a fine piece of automobile engineering, especially in the way it rides and handles, and therefore deserves a better run.