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14 April 2011

Ford unveils the 2011 Fiesta

New design, better engine and feature packed...

Gagan Gupta
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Ford launched the all-new Fiesta in New Delhi today.

The original Fiesta has had a pretty good track record, but as we mentioned in our last comparison with the Linea T-Jet — it definitely needed an update. Now the new Fiesta four-door premium sedan boasts some smart features and promises to raise the bar in fuel economy as well.

The new Fiesta is now powered by a 1.6 litre Ti-VCT petrol engine producing 120bhp, and a 1.6 litre TDCi , 90bhp diesel engine. It also comes equipped with Cruise Control.

Fiesta’s new design includes a set of wraparound "foxy eyes" headlamps, clamshell bonnet and prominent wheel arches. The interiors have been completely redone as well, with the instrument panel centre stack designed to feel as useful and intuitive as the keypad on a mobile phone.

 

 

The new Fiesta also showcases Ford’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) strategy. It's equipped with smart Voice Control technology paired with Bluetooth, which provides wireless connectivity to a mobile phone. The Voice Control feature allows the use of one's voice to take control of multiple devices and to make and receive calls, change the radio station, climate control settings or music track, while the music plays through a six-speaker sound system.

Ford was tight-lipped about the prices, but we will update this space as soon as the prices are announced. Fiesta fans, is this an answer to your prayers? Let us know in the comments below.

Tags: fiesta, ford

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