Ford Fiesta that was originally launched in India back in 2004 has strongly contended the C-Segment space in the country. The model was re-branded and re-launched in the Indian market as the Ford Classic in 2009 to preserve its iconic status and as well as to create space for a newer and improved version of the Fiesta sedan. This new model came into being in 2009 as well. However, due to an error in pricing, the new Fiesta sedan didn’t quite shine well in the Indian market. Now however, the U.S-based automaker is hoping to right the wrong with its new facelifted model of the Fiesta sedan - that was officially presented at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show earlier this year and is slated to make its commercial debut in the next two weeks.
Based on its European model, the new Fiesta appears to be more out-going and premium. The sedan facelift has borrowed most of the styling cues from the Ford’s Kinetic Design theme with the new headlamps, re-designed bumpers, new fog lamps and the bold new Aston Martin grille, which gets oodles of chrome and a spoiler lip. The side profile remains the same as before, except that it now includes two revised designs for the wheels and the wheel covers. At the rear, there is a revised number plate holder, revised tail lamps cluster and a new bumper with chrome garnish. The model stands on new 15-inch alloy wheels.
On the inside, the Ford Fiesta Facelift 2014 remains the same as the outgoing model in terms of layout and features. What’s new however, are the rain sensing wipers, push button start, ambient lighting and Ford’s patented SYNC technology, which originally made its debut in the Ford EcoSport compact crossover.
The new Ford Fiesta will initially be offered with only the 1.5-Litre TDCi engine that is capable of producing 91PS of max owed and 204Nm of peak torque. The unit comes mated to a 5-Speed manual transmission and claims to deliver 25.01 kmpl. The model will be offered in a total of three trims: Ambiente, Trend and Titanium.