The all-new Fiesta looks better than its predecessor and Ford says that it is aerodynamically superior too. The car has spent 150 hours in the wind tunnel and every crease on the bonnet or the side of the car is to improve its driving dynamics. Even the trapezoidal front grille is not just to give the car a pretty
face. It’s all pure science! The rear too gets a makeover with a new bumper that comes with a chrome strip, a bootlid that gets an integrated spoiler and re-designed tail lamps.
The new Fiesta is a good car and it will probably sell more in number than its predecessor. Why? Because it is still every bit engaging and dynamic and loaded with features. The only thing that will go against it is its price tag, but Ford already knows that.
The Ford Fiesta facelift will only be offered with a single diesel engine and this mill is a 1.5-litre unit that produces 89bhp and 204Nm of torque and has been mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Ford will only launch the Fiesta facelift with a diesel engine and so we expect that they will introduce a base Ambiente
diesel variant along with Style and Titanium+ variants.
The new Fiesta will only be available in the diesel variant. The company has done away with the automatic version of the car as well. Since there are no mechanical changes, the Fiesta gets
the same 1.5-litre diesel engine which churns out 90bhp at 3750rpm and a peak torque of 204Nm at 2000-2750rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the gears are pretty well sorted.
The new Fiesta puts in 25.01km/l (ARAI figures) and this helps it get an upper hand when compared to its competitors. Ride and handling has always been a forte of the Fiesta and it lives upto that reputation. It is stable in a straight line, attacks
corners with ease and the ride quality is not at all
The best price for Ford Fiesta is $12375.19- $14843.94.