AC with auto climate control, leather upholstery, rear AC vents, push engine start/stop button, smart key-less entry, etc. In terms of safety, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist and driver side airbags comes as standard features in the car, while the top end variants offers co-passenger airbag with side airbags as an optional safety feature.
Ford has treated the new Fiesta with minor changes in terms of fit and finish. The new glossy Piano Black finishing makes the dash and the door handles more lavish. It also gets blue lightning scheme for the instrument panel shared from the EcoSport. The major overhaul comes in the form of companys SYNC infotainment system that includes Applink connectivity and Emergency Assistance first introduced in EcoSport. The Applink synchronizes with your smartphone for various operations inside the car, while the Emergency assistance is a welcome feature that calls emergency helpline automatically in case of any mishap. It does not get rear AC blowers like Nissan Sunny but does offer other goodies like AC with automatic climate control, engine push start/stop switch, rear parking sensors and also automatic headlights and wipers. The standard Safety features includes ABS and EBD with driver airbag, while the top end models getting dual front airbags.
Engine and Power
Both the cars are mechanically unchanged. Starting from Sunny, the sedan gets the same 1.5L 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 98bhp and max torque of 134Nm, while the diesel variant sports the prominent 1.5L K9K engine that belts out 85bhp and 200Nm of max torque. In terms of mileage, both petrol and diesel variants are slightly economical than the outdated model returning 17kmpl and 22kmpl respectively.
The 2014 Fiesta only comes only in sole 1.5L diesel engine variant in the market. The engine which incorporates turbo-charging technology generates 90bhp on tap and the torque rated at 205Nm. Fiesta wins the mileage race with the new model offering ARAI certified mileage of 25.1kmpl, second to Honda City in the C-segment.
Pricing and Verdict
Petrol powered Sunny starts at INR 6.99 lakh, while the top variant is priced at INR 8.91 lakh. Diesel model's base variant starts at INR 7.99 lakh, while the top-of-the- line comes at a price tag of INR 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Fiestas base variant starts at INR 7.69 lakh, while the top model is tagged at INR 9.92 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
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