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28 February 2012

Fiesta now in Automatic Transmission

Ford promises it requires no maintenance for ten years

Ashish Masih
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Ford has finally launched the automatic version of its Fiesta sedan called the Fiesta Powershift automatic. The car is available only with a petrol engine and will come with a six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. Ford claims an ARAI-tested fuel economy figure of 16.97kpl, making it one of the most fuel efficient sedans in its class, including many manual rivals.

According to Ford, the automatic features a sealed-for-life transmission unit, which means it requires no maintenance for ten years or 2,40,000 kms. Not even a change of gear oil is required, which makes it cost-efficient as well as maintenance and repair free.

The gearbox boasts of tech features Hill Assist which holds the car in place for 2.5 seconds, preventing it from rolling back on slopes. You also get a feature called Grade Assist which allows you to move down a slope at a comfortable speed, without having to use the brakes, the engines low rpm does the braking for you. Another feature called the Creep Function makes life easy in crowded areas as it allows you to slowly creep forward in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Pricing for the Fiesta Automatic starts at Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the all new Style variant and that makes it around Rs 65,000 more than the base petrol manual version. You also get the Titanium plus variant which costs Rs 9.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 

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