Ford Fiesta Powershift sets new benchmark

Thursday 01 March 2012, 16:33 PM by

After achieving good response from the existing Ford Fiesta, the company rolled out its much awaited sedan, Fiesta PowerShift Automatic on 28th February 2012. The launch ceremony of this car took place at Shah Jehan Hall, Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. With the launch of this automatic version of Ford Fiesta, the company aims a higher notch and attain much respectable position in the market.

The car maker has not paid much attention to the external features of this sedan but its technicalities have been refined. PowerShift Automatic Transmission has been incorporated to make it more efficient. Interiors of this car are incorporated with most of the high end features that add to its appealing nature. Advancements like chrome finished deck-lid, leather steering wheel and automatic climate control are provided as standard features.

In addition to these, the company has included several advanced features in the vehicles such as Titanium+ leather seats, alloy wheels, chrome indulged front grille, and reverse parking sensors. All these features will add to the convenience of the passengers.

As far as engine of this car is concerned, it is packed with a 1.5-litre Ti VCT petrol engine which has the potential to perform wonders over roads. The maximum power generated by the engine of this car is 110 bhp, whereas the car attains peak torque at 140 Nm. To enhance the capabilities of this engine, it is mated with a dual clutch PowerShift automatic transmission system.

This automatic transmission gearbox is a patented technology for Fiesta. With this advanced transmission system, the company has claimed that this new sedan will surely deliver an impressive fuel economy of around 16.45 kmpl.

Addressing the audience at launch ceremony, Michael Boneham, President as well as Managing Director, Ford India, said, “The all-new Fiesta PowerShift Automatic really opens up the segment by making the aspirational become achievable. With class-leading features like voice-control with Bluetooth, cruise control and rear-parking sensors, it offers our customers the next level of comfort and convenience.”

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