Ford revealed the facelifted Fiesta today at the Auto Expo 2014. It is based on the European model and has a Kinetic design Ford Face. The car will be launched later this year.
In terms of engine options, the carmaker will stick with the current line-up, and this means that Ford’s acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that does duty in the EcoSport will not make it into the Fiesta. Hence it will come powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 107bhp and 14.28kgm of torque, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that puts out 89bhp and 20.8kgm. Both a manual and an automatic gearbox will be available on the petrol engine while the diesel motor will be mated to the five-speed manual gearbox from the current model.
The sedan will be re positioned in the Indian market to compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Nissan Sunny, Skoda Rapid and so on.
Looking at it externally, the Ford Fiesta includes an Aston Martin-esque looking large front grille outlined in chrome along with a revised angular set of headlamps and redesigned bumpers. The rear profile gets a grown up tail lamp cluster with minor changes. The changes to the inside include a new piano black centre console in place of the chrome accents on the current model and a redesigned steering wheel.