Is the new Ford Fiesta 2014 worthy enough to buy?

Jun 23 2014, 12:53 IST
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SummaryFord Fiesta has been one of the most talked about car since its display at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo.

Ford has launched the updated model of Fiesta sedan silently at a compelling price tag of Rs 7.69 lakh. It has been one of the most talked about cars since its display at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. It now comes with a number of upgrades inside-out. Maintaining Ford's driving dynamics, now it is the fuel efficiency that comes at par with the top car in the segment, Honda City. With alluring aspects, the 'Blue Oval' company is now looking forward to target big sales numbers. Can it do that? Let’s find out.

Ford has studied the market very well this time. The captivating price tag compromises on some aspects as there are no major or tempting upgrades for the 2014 model, yet a few alterations might make buyers change their minds in its favor. Starting from the outside, the car represents company’s second installment of Kinetic design philosophy – 'Kinetic 2.0'. The front fascia does get an improvement in the form of new marquee trapezoidal grille with chrome accents that reminds of Aston Martin cars. There is a new set of swept back headlamps while the hood is sculpted to pose a muscular look.

The side outlining is reminiscent to the old one, while it gets new pair of shoes in the form of twin 5-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels and some modification to the wing mirrors. Rear has been tweaked with revamped tail lights showing LED effect and refreshed bumper with chrome inserts. Fiesta is now available in six graceful colors options including two new colors to choose from. Overall, the exteriors have been revitalized to some extent.

Previously also, the interiors of Fiesta were great looking but it now gets updated with subtle changes. The new black piano finishing makes dashboard and the door handles more opulent. The major modification comes in the form of updated Ford’s SYNC infotainment system debuted in the outgoing version along with 'Applink Connectivity' and 'Emergency Assistance'.

The ‘SYNC’ system synchronizes with your smartphone for music streaming, make calls and operates several other functions, all through voice control panel. The stereo system supports USB, CD and Aux-In playback while music can be enhanced through 6-speakers. The Emergency Assistance system provides instant help by automatically calling to emergency service number 108 via your smartphone in case of any mishap. It provides exact location of the incident.

Other than these, the new Fiesta also comes with automatic air conditioning system,

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