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Ikon Closeout!

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Just saw in the ET that Ford has cut the price of the Ikon by 36k. Normally one can take it as a sign of clearing stocks prior to a closure of the model.

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I suspect the Ikon was a trial balloon for the Fiesta. Also, as per reports it was neither selling well, nor would it meet any crash test norms. So obviously getting out is the option. I have not been a Ford fan for over 30 years. Did own Escort Mk.I in the early 70's.

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Are you sure its coz of a new model coming out and not coz the car SUCKS??

Zavo, I think its because new model is coming out. I remember seeing a topic and picture of new ikon in ACI magazine. don't remember the issue though.

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new ikon is coming in september...with fiesta engine...it is based on ka platform and is already being sold ib brazil.....it is already second cheapest car in brazil....here it is going to compete against swift dzire.....fiesta which was going to have updation by 2010 will be geting it done by next year coz new ikon is better looking then current fiesta ...i saw it in overdrive magazine....i feel sorry for fiesta owners who have booked there diesel vehicles ford is doing it again coming out with same engine with cheaper price....current fiesta's resale value is going for a toss...

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Ikons carry a very low resale value....and they'll drop even more after the new model is out..

It is disappointing to know that the new Ikon will get the same fiesta diesel engine........another powerless car. It'll have a hard time competing with the dzire.

hey rohit please do post some pics of the new ikon. 

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I think new ikon if looks good n with diesel Tdci its gonna be success...if pricing is good.... Also good interiors...it has good build quality n comfort is i think better than its segment (though dont know much about new model)...

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so the ford fiesta in brazil will be sold as ikon in india ???

no new ikon will be based on KA platform currently being used in brazil as a hatchback....fiesta is going to have a facelift by mid 2009.and may be new powerplant.....just like ikon sedan came from hatchback same way new ikon sedan will come from KA platform...it is going to compete against dzire and will be loaded with current fiesta engine that means it is going to be priced around 5.5 lacs base version and upwards.....currently fiesta diesel range starts from around 7 lacs....and in india it is not that hard to imagine what will happen to current fiesta if this car launches with same engine.....

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the overdrive magazine showed front picture of KA  as it is a hatchback....you can visit

https://www.ford.com.br/ for front view of vehicle....regarding boot and other details we all have to wait for spyshots from someone.....also here you can see what can be facelifted fiesta coming to india.

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so i believe ford is going to do the following by mid nest year

1) new ikon - 1.4 ltr diesel , petrol currently being used in fiesta diesel prices starting @ 5.5 ~ 7 lacs.

2) facelifted fiesta - 1.6 ltr diesel, petrol diesel prices starting @ 7~8.5 lacs

3) ford focus - 1.8 ltr diesel starting @9~11 lacs...

 

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ford will never sell in india till they get their pricing right......their pricing is atrocious !!!!! they have priced fiesta diesel at 7.5 lacs which is too much for a car having a small 1.4 l engine producing power equal to i10 !!!! simply atrocious !!! when you buy a car for 7.5 lacs you expect it to have some more power and not the power which u get in small cars !!!!

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Fiesta is a tourists vehicle for FE many have opted for it for this reason . Now due to excessive spare part problems they buy Honda city . Don't you see many fiesta offers in the newspapers it coz its not selling well.

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new ikon is coming in september...with fiesta engine...it is based on ka platform and is already being sold ib brazil.....it is already second cheapest car in brazil....i saw it in overdrive magazine...

 

some of your facts are wrong

no one can flog a dead horse like the Ikon for another 5 years

 

. . .well actually, if you go statistically, the HM probably could

 

btw does anyone know - believe the orginal shape amby is now offically dead

(only avigo survives) ? 

 

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