Exterior This Morning I have taken the test drive from Fortune Ford ( Hyd ). White colour, I liked the exterior looks of the car , At one glance it resembled like Fluidic from - side profile, However its has its own good looks. I have rated it 4 because the style is contemporary and has a new look.
Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) The car which I was driving was the Titanium Diesel model, It had all the gizmos like Steering mounted switches, Aux, Bluetooth, voice control etc. The Music system is really good it had really good Bass and good clarity with less noise levels. In my opinion space and comfort is below par. I am currently using a Tata Manza , that may be the reason I felt claustrophobic when i got inside the car ! The driver's seat should have been little bigger as my back was protruding outside the seat which gave me lot of discomfort while driving. Its has got a good Boot space 430 Liters. 100% foldable rear seats but I seriously feel this car has space issue. Rear seats are cramped. When I am paying 11.3 lakhs , i deserve better seating. I gave rating 3 for the poor space as I feel and felt that the amount what i spend I deserve a good seating and spacing.
Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox I took the car on the NH9. The Engine is 1.5 L, Its gradually picks up speed and gains momentum once you move from the second gear to the third and gallops when on 4th and 5 gear. The gear box is good and falls in respective gears with out any fuss. I cannot comment on the fuel efficiency as i have driven apx 30 kms only and inadvertently missed to see the MID.
Ride Quality & Handling The all New Ford Fiesta has an excellent ride quality, The steering responds very well (Though I felt little hard ) and one can manure the car as per ones wish and fancies :). It gives you confidence unlike Verna Fluidic and the breaks are really good. Overtaking, turning, corners etc hassle free, The cars listens to you and responds accordingly. I would say next to Fiat Linea in ride quality and handling :), I touched 120+ and felt i could take it further however my wisdom prevailed and had to reduce it for safety reasons. I have given a rating of 4 for its good ride quality and handling and not to forget those breaks, spot on.
Final Words If you are rich, money was never a constraint, would like to drive the car alone or with only a co passenger , or if you are an ardent ford Lover -Ideal car , go get it !, On the other hand, If you want to consider it for VFM, Then I doubt as there are few more in the competition.
Areas of improvement
1.In Variants like Style and Trendy they should have given DTE ( Distance to empty ) and Reverse sensors are standard options
2.Space is very less , When one is paying 11.30 lakhs ( Trendy Diesel ) I want to sit comfortably
3.The dash board they call it aerodynamic shape , to be frank I never got that feeling J
4.Can ford rethink on the pricing!