At the petrol pump is where owners are the happiest.
Rs 7.9 lakh gets you one of India’s most fuel efficient cars. However, at the price you can get far more exciting cars, but the catch is, they’re all petrol cars. The only real competition it has is from the Verna CRDi, and that caters to a slightly different audience. The Fiesta may also come under fire from its younger sibling when the DuraTorq motor makes an appearance in the Ikon. The Ikon will be significantly cheap than the Fiesta, so one hopes that Ford have a clear marketing strategy chalked out for their cars in India.
If there’s one thing that Fiesta owners are, it’s happy at the fuel pump. This car seems like it runs on fumes. However, big maintenance or body jobs will wipe that smile right off – parts aren’t cheap and the Ford service is still not the best around. This is one big reason why a lot of people still stay away from uncle Henry’s brand. However, Ford has informed us that they've worked on this aspect of the car. We will give you an update as soon as we've got the necessary information.
The blue oval has always made good driver’s cars, and even though this is a frugal diesel, you will enjoy driving it because under the skin it is really a driver’s car. We’re going to find out if there are performance chips for this engine which will up the power output, so watch this space!
- Bright headlamps
- Pull-out cupholder
- ABS not an option
- No factory-fitted stereo on the ZXi.
1399cc, four cylinders in line, common-rail turbodiesel, 68bhp@4000rpm, 160Nm@2000rpm. View specifications
|Speedo Reading (kph) ||Actual Speed (kph)
Max in Gear
|Gear ||Speed (kph)
Performance Test Data
|Quarter Mile (402m)
|30-50kph in 3rd
|30-50kph in 4th
|50-70kph in 5th
| ||City ||Highway ||Overall ||Worst
*Achieved ^During testing