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2013 FORD FIESTA SEDAN FACELIFT SHOWS OFF FUSION/MONDEO LIKE FRONT END

Published: June 25, 2012 | 7:11 am
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The all new Ford Fiesta sedan is just a year old in the Indian car market However, the car has been around for a couple of summers internationally. Car makers across the world, unleash mid career makeovers for models that have completed three years in the market and in line with that, the all new Fiesta could also get a makeover in 2013. While heavily camouflaged test mules have been spotted doing the testing rounds for quite a while now, we now have first images of the Fiesta facelift showing off its brand new front end that is strikingly similar to that of the Fusion/Mondeo sedans.

From what we ca see from the spyshots, the facelifted car gets a brand new grille and front bumper. The headlamps look more narrow. These are pretty much the changes on the car’s front end with the overall profile of the Fiesta remainingbog similar to the current version. The facelifted car also gets new alloy wheels while the rear end could get revised tail lamps and a lower bumper to make the car look a little better from the rear. The rear of the new Fiesta sedan’s design has been the butt of criticism for the high boot-ed design and the facelift is expected to address this to a certain extent.
On the interiors front, new features are something that are unknown at this point in time, although there is a a fat chance that Ford will deliver a few new features in keeping with the overall facelift. Under the hood, the main change is expected to be the arrival of the 1 Liter, 3 cylinder EcoBoost turbo petrol engine that already powers the Focus sedan. This award winning engine will also be seen on the EcoSport crossover. The engine delivers 120 Bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque in overboost mode. This engine is expected to be offered as a more fuel efficient and powerful alternative to the 1.6 Liter, four pot Duratec petrol engine that is currently doing duty in the Fiesta sedan.

In India, Ford offers a 1.5 Liter Ti-VCT petrol engine and a 1.5 Liter TDCI turbo diesel engine on the all new Fiesta. Once the 2013 Fiesta sedan with the facelift debuts in international markets, expect Ford India to unveil it in the Indian market sometime later. Though extremely capable and well built, car has been a slow seller in India due to the high initial price. The facelifted model will perhaps give Ford India another chance at making the all new Fiesta a success that it could have already been if not for the pricing.

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