Ford has launched an automatic variant of its Fiesta saloon.
Available only in petrol variant, the Fiesta Powershift automatic comes with a new dual-clutch automatic gearbox (Code: DBS6) which is a segment first. The gearbox boasts of tech features like hill start assist, which keeps the brakes engaged for 2.5 seconds after you lift off the brake pedal and neutral coast down which disengages the clutch when the brakes are applied for greater efficiency and precise clutch slip, providing torsional damping of engine vibrations at low rpm (enabling lower lugging limits for improved fuel economy). According to Ford, the Fiesta Auto will deliver an overall fuel economy of 16.97kpl.
There are two variants on offer, a base “Style” version, priced at Rs 8.99 lakh comes with features like Climate control, and fog-lamps. The more upmarket Titanium+ is priced at Rs 9.70 lakh and it gets Bluetooth, voice control, alloy wheels, auto-power-folding ORVMs, reverse parking sensors and a chrome-trim on the front grille.
The Fiesta Powershift comes with a 2 year, 100,000km warranty. All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.
Ford Fiesta Auto: Rs 8.99 (Style), Rs 9.70 lakh (Titanium+)
Honda City V (Auto) - Rs 9.74 lakh
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Issue: 165 | May 2013
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