Ford has always been at the front when it comes to innovating cars for a better experience and it has done no less when it comes to the new Ford Fiesta 2011. With a new look, a bold body design and surprising efficiency in terms of a sedan, Ford have reinvented their best-selling sedan and the result? Fiesta time, all over the world!
Ford calls it Kinetic design, but to us it just looks like the 4-wheeled, athletic and muscular, to the extent of intimidating almost! But the science behind the sculpting of the car is ingenious and Ford has once again managed to augment great dynamics into a great design, making heads turn, and being technically sound at the same time.
Another eye candy feature on this car is the chrome radiator borders and rear appliques, body coloured bumpers, door handles and side view mirrors. Also, these great machines come with tinted glass and fog lamps too, making for a great exterior package.
Engine, body and interiors
One word is all that comes to mind when analysing engine stats of this car: amazing! For a sedan class car, the heart of the car packs quite the punch!
Both petrol and diesel variants are constructed in a 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC design, providing a displacement of 1499 cc. While the petrol variant provides 140 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm, the diesel fuelled monster belts out a full 204 Nm at 2500 rpm.
One more compelling feature of the petrol variant of the Fiesta is its automatic transmission. The technology behind it is state of the art, and in the frustrating conditions of India this is a boon to have. Coming with a dual clutch mechanism and a 6 speed transmission with optimally spaced gears, these make for an efficient as well as comfortable driving experience in the congested roads of today. The diesel variant comes with a 5 speed manual transmission.
Ford retained the classy interiors of the classic Fiesta, but added a lot of space-age technology to it.
Bluetooth, the thread that connects us all! And it connects your phone and you without letting you disconnect from the car! With a seamless Bluetooth integration with voice command, phonebook access and audio streaming, this car lets you enjoy your social life without letting you touch your phone or take your eyes off the road. You handle the car, and the car handles everything else!
The mileage of the new Ford Fiesta can be easily said as the first and the last thing that people look for in this car before they buy it, as it is that efficient an engine. At close to 17kmpl as tested by ARAI, the automatic transmission of Ford makes for a very efficient driving experience, even though having such a monstrous engine. It all goes down to the efficient and intelligent electronic control units of the car and the innovations of Ford.
All in all, the new Ford Fiesta is a total no-brainer when it comes to the sedan class. Well, what are you waiting for? Get the new Fiesta and start the party!