The Fiesta is almost a decade old car, yet still manages to look contemporary thanks to its smartly sculpted looks and spot-on proportions. When the Fiesta made world debut, the large swept-back headlamps and the uniquely shaped tail lamps and the rising beltline created a very futuristic design that has aged rather gracefully.
The interiors too looked very futuristic back then, but in today’s smart phone age with almost no buttons, the center console looks too cluttered with too many buttons – a simple touch screen system would have helped here. Hard plastics are acceptable, given the price point. But the lack of space is a bit disappointing as the rear seats feel claustrophobic, because of the small windows. The front seats are very supportive and comfortable, enhancing the Fiesta’s sporty ergonomics.
Powering the Fiesta is a smooth 1.6L Ti-VCT with 103.5HP and 150Nm of torque that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine has decent amount of low end torque which makes it feel reasonably quick – that goes well with the Fiesta’s peppy character. The suspension in well-tuned and even the electric power steering is well calibrated and provides very good feedback, making the Fiesta a very good sporty hatch to drive around in.
The Fiesta is offered in Ambiente, Trend and Titanium variants and all the three variants come with the same 1.6L engine and 6-speed transmission. Standard safety kit includes the ABS, ESP, dual front airbags (side and curtain airbags are option on all variants) and ISO-FIX anchors for child seats. What Ford provides is a basic set of standard equipment, and numerous options in terms of optional packages which vary from safety equipment to ICE options to styling personalization options to comfort features. This provides an extremely flexible platform to personalize the Fiesta to suit our tastes, and to pay for what we actually want.
The Fiesta is a well-made, stylish looking city run-about that is also very entertaining to drive making for a good choice for people who really love driving.
|Engine||I4 1.6L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Drum (ABS)|
|Tire Size||P185 / 65R15,P185 / 65R15|
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