Ford India recently concluded the media drive for the all new Fiesta in Bangalore. Ford India has now revealed that production of the new Fiesta has started at the Maraimalai Nagar complex near Chennai. The 1,72,175 sq. ft. Chennai plant is the sixth facility in the world to produce the new car after China, Germany, Spain, Mexico and Thailand.
The new Fiesta will come with a 1.5L Ti-VCT petrol and Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, which achieves fuel economy figures of 17 km/L and 23.5 km/L, for the petrol and diesel engines, respectively. Ford has sold more than 1 million units of this generation of Fiesta cars across the world.
“We are thrilled to see Ford’s latest world-class premium sedan rolling off the Chennai assembly line, continuing India’s emergence as a regional manufacturing hub for Ford. We are committed to growing our operations in Tamil Nadu and bringing new products to India in the coming years,” Michael Boneham, president and MD, Ford India, said.
New Ford Fiesta will hit the showrooms by July this year and will priced between Rs. 8-10 lakhs (Ex-showroom). Initially only manual variants will be available, but the American automaker plans to launch automatic variants of the new Fiesta in due course of time. The new Fiesta is said to be the first of the eight global Ford models to be launched in India by 2015.
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