The current fiesta though a handsome looking car is a bit boring and bland to look at. The pleasant styling appeals to everyone but doesn’t bring out ‘ohh’ and ‘aah’ from the on-lookers. Ford Motor Company, India has unveiled the new facelifted Fiesta which changes all that and more.
The front fascia is completely changed now. The new grille is placed lower and is shorter along with huge trapezoidal air dams and black inserts, give the front a very aggressive look . The new twin-pod headlamps with a circular arc kink just like the Palio looks great and changes the front end character from the earlier ‘plain jane’ and boring to sporty. The new round fog lamps are placed high up in the bumper, right below the headlights further enhance the frontal look.
The interiors have been revamped too with a new instrument cluster and the top of the line SXI model gets soft leather seats and mahogany wood central console as standard.
The 1.4 Duratec engine has been discontinued with the 1.6 Duratec and the 1.4 Duratorq being the only engine options now. Ford has also remapped the 1.6 litre engine and claims similar fuel efficiency as the discontinued 1.4 litre petrol. There is still no sign of the 1.6 litre Diesel that we have been hearing for sometime now.
Safety has been given through once over too with the top end SXI’s having twin-front air bags, ABS, EBD and inertia reel seat belts as standard.
There’s an all new sports model 1.6 S too. with a subtle body kit and tweaked suspension which is tuned to give more feedback to the sportly inclined. The sports model also features fatter and lower 195/55 R15 rubber, chrome tipped exhaust, a rear spoiler and 15 inch alloys.
Source – ACI