The interiors of the Ikon look and feel dated and the brown-and-black colour combination doesn’t work too well. The biggest discernible change is the instrument cluster, which now has a silver outline, and a digital odometer/tripmeter. Gone are the lovely white dials, and instead you get black dials with red needles. The gear lever design is the same, and the gear knob fits well in the palm of your hand. The stereo is a complicated item, and while it does have a Bluetooth feature which allows you to sync it to your phone, figuring out the system will take you the better part of a day. This Ford-branded stereo does boast decent sound quality though.
The design and quality of plastics is what really lets the interiors down especially when you compare it to the Dzire. The door pads and overall fit and finish are below par for a mid-size car, especially the plastic speaker covers and the way the glovebox shuts. Thankfully, the power window buttons have been repositioned.
The seats themselves are comfy, and the Ikon’s driving position is spot-on. The narrow cabin is a squeeze for three adults at the back, and you do miss the Logan’s girth, but when it comes to legroom the Ikon is really good. The scooped out front dash allows the passenger to sit far forward, liberating generous legroom in the rear.
The tiny mirrors are carried over unchanged, and here Ford could really have done better. Also, there is no internal boot release, which means every time you want to open the boot, you need to use the key, which is inconvenient.