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28 November 2010

Review Automobiles: Ford Fiesta 1.6 Duratec EXI (Limited Edition*)


          Ford Fiesta 1600cc Petrol (Limited Edition)


© Harish Jharia                                                              

Ford Fiesta 1.6 Duratec EXI (Limited Edition*) is a 4-Door Sedan huge luxury car with all the modern facilities supported with the latest state of the art technology. It is the most dependable car I have ever seen in my life. I am using the limited edition of Ford Fiesta 1600cc for the last more than a year and have faced no problems what-so-ever. 

I would like to mention here that my car met an accident when another car hit at it head-on at the co-drivers door. Yet, the co-driver sitting on his seat at the front, escaped unhurt. The side beams and the inner strong framework on its body withstood the impact and the car became as good as a new-one after repairs in the Ford service center at Noida, Delhi. 

Distance to empty (DTE) display Tachometer: 
It was amazing for me to find digital display of the distance that could be driven with the petrol filled in the fuel tank of the car. When for the first filling I went to the petrol pump (gas filling station) I had a real surprise on watching "Kilometers left for the petrol pump" displayed on the dash board. 

Ford Fiesta 1600cc has a newly designed Power Control Module PCM for improved refinement, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions, in spite of the huge size of 1600cc engine. 

The more stunning feature on this American Sedan is Generic Electronic Module GEC that is an on-board computer that controls engine diagnostics. Nevertheless, you will have a lot of limitations for getting it repaired. You will have to contact the ford service center for repairs rather than showing it to some roadside motor mechanic or small automobile workshops.  

Key Factors:

The combination of the following four key factors makes Ford Fiestas drive-dynamics the leader in its segment:
  1. Handling- You will find cornering ability, predictability and straight running of the car.
  2. Steering- Simply on holding the steering you will enjoy the feel, response and precision. A small turning radius of 4.9 meters helps in maneuverability in tight traffic conditions specifically found in Indian roads.
  3. Ride quality- Enjoy the quiet interiors with no vibrations, no harshness and body motion of the car (petrol model).
  4. Directional stability and car control during braking- The 4 channel Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD further complements this element of the Fiesta. this will provide added safety and reliability while applying breaks on muddy ground under heavy rains. 
Overview:
1600cc Duratec Petrol engine
101 PS @ 6500 RPM power
146 NM @ 3400 RPM torque
Acceleration: 0-100km in 11.43 seconds

Exteriors:
Black surround crystal barrel headlamp
Black Radiator Grill
Black driver and passenger mirrors
175 / 65 R14 Tyres (Tubeless)
14” steel wheels (35.6 cms)
Black tailgate handle finish

Interiors:
Two tone colour coordinated interiors (Ebony & camel)
Seats covered in quality fabric
Color coordinated finish on the central console

Comfort and Convenience:
Air conditioning with electric re-circulation and Heater
Power steering with tilt adjust steering
Front and rear power windows
Electric boot release

Instrumentation: 
Distance to empty (DTE) display
Tachometer
Headlamp on warning (when key off)
Door ajar indicator
Low fuel warning lamp

Safety and Security: 
Collapsible steering column
Central locking
Dual rear fog lamps (inbuilt in lamp cluster)
Fuel cut-off inertia switch
PATS (Passive Anti-Theft system) 

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*Limited Edition= A model of a car specially launched in the market with extra facilities and features without charging any price for them. This is a marketing strategy of the company to create customer base by accelerating sale of their brands. 
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