The all new Ford Fiesta Automatic sedan is expected to be launched soon in the early part of the year 2012 as was stated by the company last year when it released the first look of the car. According to reports, Ford India updated their facebook profile with the news of the soon expected launch of the Ford Fiesta AT. Thus it could be derived that the launch of the car 2012 Ford Fiesta Automatic sedan is just about to happen in a few days time. The Ford Fiesta has been designed with a six speed dual clutch powershift automatic gearbox. The car is a said to be more economic and makes lesser fuel consumption that the petrol version. The company claims a very impressive mileage which is something around 16.97 kmpl.
This new series of Ford Fiesta Automatic with dual clutch gearbox has somewhat slowed down the conception of such cars being low on performance and having very high fuel consumption. The cost of the car is yet to be declared but the company would definitely keep it competitive in order to increase the demand for the product. The sedan has to be priced economically as the earlier versions which were priced somewhat in the higher range did not succeed in gaining mass popularity to a certain extent. Having said this, the new Ford Fiesta AT could still be very popular if the major factor desired by the customer (AT) is fun filled and pleasant drive.
Similar to the all new Fiesta model the Ford Fiesta Automatic will also be the dominant car in the series of C-segment sedans as it is the lone car with an automatic dual clutch gearbox. The car also has two new functions- the hill hold feature which will support the car in hilly terrain and the creep feature which will help on roads having lots of bumpers and other obstacles. To elaborate further, additions like the voice command system and an electrical power steering are also the first in this segment and can go on to give an edge to the car over competitors. The Ford Fiesta Automatic will come with Ti-VCT petrol engine with a capacity of 1.5 litre, a maximum power of 110 Bhp and a torque of 140Nm. The company has not decided about the diesel automatic version as of now.
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