Ford Motors today showcased the 2011 Ford Fiesta scheduled for its Indian launch. The preview of the car was in New Delhi, India’s capital. This car follows the “one product” approach that Ford is trying to build up in India. The “one product” theme is a thought by Ford that all the countries across the world where Ford products are manufactured, should get the same products. The 2011 Fiesta is the first initiative in that path. The 2011 Ford Fiesta is a bigger car than its earlier version and is said to have some of the real cool features that would take it leagues ahead of its current competition. Its competitors include the Fiat Linea, Maruti SX4, Volkswagen Vento and the Honda City. Last but not the least, the yet to be launched all new Hyundai Verna RB.
This new Ford shares its platform with the Mazda 2 however Ford have given this chassis a high rigidity along with the crisp ride and handling package that Ford cars are known for. Ford were kind enough to reveal that this car gets a 1.6 liter petrol and 1.6 liter diesel engine. The former is the same engine that can be found in the Fiesta Classic but with a bump in power to 120 Bhp. The 1.6 liter diesel motor produces 90 Bhp of power as opposed to 68 that the earlier 1.4 used to produce. The good thing is that this car now gets Japanese as also European finesse in its engineering and looks department. Even though we have test driven this car, we had mentioned that we aren’t sure if Ford would continue with the same specifications or engine options. Price was something which Ford didn’t reveal at the time of showcase. Do hit this spot again since we would be updating it once the 2011 Ford Fiesta is launched in India.