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Ford has gained a positive rep after the success of the Figo. Fiesta is a great overall product providing great driving dynamics and good looks. I see is being a great success.

 

Disappointed to learn that the launch is no where in site. According to the above given link it wont arrive in the Indian market until 2nd half of 2011smiley6.gif.

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Lines for Ford..

Change its Name,

Change its Price,

Change its Segment,

Change its bits,

Even Strip it down but

Please don't share its Interior bits with Figo -like its Dashboard materials, Door Trims design & NVH Insulation materials. They're Simply Awesome, Class leading & are Way better looking than Figo or Ikon.

Just Love its Dash Grain finishing & Pattern, as its very Soft looking & feel.
dr_nishu2011-01-25 19:55:27

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Echoing opinion of @creativebala, there seems to be enough space in the market for both the vehicles to live side by side.

1. Looks of New Fiesta are completely different from current Fiesta and its not a case of design evolution (a.k.a. Indica vs Vista & old Swift vs New Swift).

2.If reports are to be believed both cars will have different power plants as well. Engines of present Fiesta are quite old we do not expect same engines to be carried over to an all new vehicle (unlike new Swift which is likely to have same engine)

3.As 1.4 TDCi is already shared with Figo so it makes sense to continue with same engine in present Fiesta. More engine production will keep the cost down (so essential for Figo's success).

4.New Fiesta with its exciting looks, contemporary interiors and brilliant dynamics can take Vento, SX-4 & Linea head on in 8-9 Lakh segment. While old Fiesta (Classic) can lure customers of Dzire, Manza & Etios in 6-7 Lakh segment. We may see some rationalization of variants of present Fiesta, however lets hope Ford wont skip the essential safety equipments.

Also with Fiesta Classic around along with new Fiesta it may be all over for the Ikon.

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I feel Ford Fiesta( current) model will be pushed into Dzire territory from  City and Ikon will be phased out completely by this year.I feel the Ford fiesta 1.6S will be the last driver's car ( sub 10 lakh)with all indications being that new ford fiesta   will be less oriented towards driver than comfort!

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As per Local Ford dealer, Ikon is not Supplied from Ford India plant from last few weeks.

Seems that Ford is planning to discontinue it completely across the India, which was earlier done in Metro cities only.

All in all, seems final Move to bring New Fiesta in the Current Fiesta's place & current Fiesta to the Ikon's place.

 

Also Read somewhere that New Ford Fiesta Sedan is going to be displayed at Ford Showrooms in Delhi from Mid-Feb2011. So, be Ready Delhi-ites.
dr_nishu2011-01-28 16:32:22

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Spotted Recently is the Fiesta Classic Sedan near Chennai, with Stripped looks like:

-Fiesta Classic logo on its boot.

-Black Door Handles

-Black ORVM casings.

-Black Boot Garnish.

-Thin section tyres.Apyhml.jpgDgqoUl.jpg

(Source: arvi, Chennai)

 

Hope now Ford will price it aggressively like their Ford Figo.
dr_nishu2011-02-27 18:41:51

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Now this is cost cutting. If done seriously it might eat up a lot of Manza and Dzire sales. I think this is a right move by Ford. May be re tune the petrol motor to better FE than power and reduce price by another 30K. 

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May be re tune the petrol motor to better FE than power and reduce price by another 30K. 

 

Ikon TDCi retailed at around 5.6 lacs(Ex-showroom, Chandigarh) & to match or for becoming its successor Fiesta Classic needs to be priced at around Rs.6-lacs for its base TDCi diesel version & with Petrol petrol version being priced even 50-60k lower than the latter which is overall 90k cheaper than its Current pricing.

All in all, Ford need to de-spec & localise it further or share its parts, gadgets more with Figo to achieve than lucrative Price point. 

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not liking it... this is too much of a strip off.. body color ORVMs and boot garnish is a must... and whats with those tyres?? My Swift has broader ones. Go off with the Ikon and this is a good replacement. But not with so many things deprived..

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Americans going Chinese way , targeting mass market and wants big sales figures to earn profit out of it.

First it was Figo and now Fiesta Classic.

Great Going Ford Motors India.

Definitely its a serious threat to Manza and Dzire.

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Surely Fiesta handles much better than Dzire/Manza. The softer suspension makes for great highway driving and no turbo lag in the diesel is great from the driver's point of view.

Hope that they don't tinker with the basics (Drive, Handling, Engine, etc.). The kind of cosmetic changes suggested above like black OVRMs, etc. shouldn't be of much of a concern for the target segment.

Ford should have great numbers under its hood quite soon, which should mean good news for Ford customers as wider reach and better penetration should have a spiraling effect on the A.S.S.

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Yes that the big issue when vehicle is scaled down to reduce the selling price.

But Fiesta classic will have the same genes of the present Fiesta so we can

expect atleast that the basics of Fiesta are still kept the same.

May be the scaling-down would be in terms of interior quality, upholstery, equipment.  WE can expect some of the Ford Ikon's plastic parts and components in Fiesta classic.

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@Tejas: I think scaling down is not such a bad thing after all. The Ikon in it's final iteration was the most refined version, much better than it's original (though it drove well had interior's made probably in the by lanes of Old Delhi: terrible) the reason why I went in for the Accent which was generations ahead. 

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I think they are also changing the engine. The 1.6 would be replaced by the 1.3 engine doing duty in Ikon

That would be rather sad; time to pass the baton, I guess. Would be great VFM.

Durango Dude2011-03-06 09:16:09

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I do not see a problem with black mirrors or boot strips. Even black bumpers will do, if prices are reasonable for a car of such capacity. Such things do not kill quality rather makes things go easy on wallet.

But I hope 1.6 remains.

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I think they are also changing the engine. The 1.6 would be replaced by the 1.3 engine doing duty in Ikon

This will never happen as 1stly that was an engine with 20 year Old design generating Poor power-torque' date=' fuel efficiency figures & doesn't complies to BS-IV norms.

IMO, Ford will not bank on that engine instead previously base Fiesta powering 1.4l DURATEC will be given a chance for Price benefits.

WE can expect some of the Ford Ikon's plastic parts and components in Fiesta classic.

Again, this will not happen as the Ikon & Fiesta features completely diffrent underpinnings.

Part sharing with Figo might happen.

IMO, Except pricing nothing of this Fiesta Classic would be kept similar to Ikon.

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This will never happen as 1stly that was an engine with 20 year Old design generating Poor power-torque' date=' fuel efficiency figures & doesn't complies to BS-IV norms.

IMO, Ford will not bank on that engine instead previously base Fiesta powering 1.4l DURATEC will be given a chance for Price benefits.

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Agree with you. Ikon engine will never make it to Fiesta. But not sure how 1.4L engine will get price benefit: is it production cost u r mentioning? 1.4L engine should cost less than 1.6L one as far as production cost go.

What about this possibility: 1.4L engine makes it way to both Figo & Fiesta? It will make sense:

1. With 1.4L engine, Fiesta classic could be positioned aggressively, giving some more space to new Fiesta.

2.If same engine shared with Figo, petrol Figo will get a boost and could be an option for people looking for bit more performance out of Figo. Present Figo 1.2L is underpowered.itssanguine2011-03-06 12:56:53

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2011_Ford_Fiesta_Classic_India.jpg


Ford India has re-positioned the Fiesta after selling 1 lakh units
and launched it as the Fiesta Classic in two new trims, LXI and CLXI.
The Fiesta Classic petrol (1.6 Duratech) variant starts at Rs.
5,49,030/- while the diesel (1.4 Duratorq) variant starts at Rs.
6,48,000/- (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The Fiesta is also
available in SXi trim. The Fiesta Classic is now aggressively targeting
prospective buyers of the Toyota Etios and Maruti Swift DZire.


Ford_Fiesta_Classic_Interior.jpg


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Looks like ford has a winner here. This launch will definitely see a lot of bookings for this car. Ford does get it right smiley1.gif

What is to be seen is the equipment levels on these cars and what all has been stripped off. ABS/Airbags will be gone for sure.

Even though, this will definitely prove to be a VFM package with the diesel retailing just around 6.5 lacs.

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The prices of ford Fiesta Classic on road in Delhi  are as follows-

Petrol - 1.6

  • LXI - Rs 5,61,353
  • CLXI -Rs 6,12,478
  • SXI - Rs7,62.408
Diesel - 1.4

  • LXI - Rs6,62,580
  • CLXI - Rs 7,04,503

  • SXI - Rs- 8,70,792
The Ford has priced Classic in between SX4 and Dzire territory.Lets see how Maruti responds.

 (source - Carwale.com )

GOLF2011-04-08 12:43:36

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