Ford has truly taken the Indian market quite
seriously and to show that it means business, it has promised no less
than eight new models in the recent future.The company has already
tasted success with the ‘made for India’ Figo hatchback and now expects
the same from the Fiesta sedan, which it has launched recently.
this trend, Ford is getting ready to launch the hatchback version of
the Fiesta, which it will position above the Figo as a premium
hatchback. The new Fiesta will sport the same Kinetic design inspired
front end as seen on the newly launched sedan.
into the same two tier grille and sweeping large headlamps up front.
However at the back, sporty overtones like a short hatch and
spoiler coupled to swanky large taillamps will give this hatchback added character.
the hatchback shares the same interiors as the sedan worldwide and
India will not be an exception. This means premium features like climate
control and Bluetooth connectivity will also be found in the hatchback.
However the cruise control feature might not be offered in the hatch
version of the Fiesta.
To ensure cost effectiveness, Ford is
expected to offer the new car with the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel
engines as found in the newly launched sedan version. However we also
hear that Ford might plonk in a retuned version of the smaller 1.2-litre
petrol engine from the Figo. This version though will be the entry
level model which will make it possible for Ford to price the hatch very
1.2-litre, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel
CarWale's Words: The Fiesta
hatchback will fill in the gap between the Figo and the Fiesta
hatchback, and will give another segment opening for Ford.