Spied – 2014 Ford Fiesta facelift spotted ahead of TVC shoot

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Ford India has begun building up for the launch of the 2014 Ford Fiesta facelift. The Fiesta facelift had its global debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and its Indian debut at the recent Auto Expo 2014.

Spied 2014 Ford Fiesta Facelift india grille
The Fiesta facelift made its Indian debut at the Auto Expo last month.

The company has started posting details about the updated Fiesta on their website, ahead of a market launch which is believed to be around the corner. In these spyshots taken by a MotorBash reader, the new Fiesta was spotted at an Ad agency’s property for filming its TVC/promotional video.

The refreshed Fiesta is confirmed to receive new features such as push button start, under-seat storage, 60/40 folding rear seat, Ford SYNC technology with voice activated controls and automatic headlights. Design changes include new headlights, taillights, an Aston Martin like grille and new alloy wheel designs.

Spied 2014 Ford Fiesta Facelift india rear
Seen here is the top-end Titanium variant of the sedan in its diesel spec.

In terms of powertrain, the company has only announced the 1.5-liter TDCI diesel engine on their website. There is no mention of a petrol option, which is currently a 1.5-liter motor offered with a manual and (dual clutch) automatic transmission.

Contrary to its sales abroad, the current Fiesta hasn’t sold at all in India. For the last three months of 2013, only one Fiesta was sold across the country.

Spied 2014 Ford Fiesta Facelift india
The Fiesta facelift was first shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Competitors for the refreshed Fiesta include the new Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Fiat Linea and VW Vento. The mid-size sedan segment will gain a new entrant in the form of the Maruti Ciaz, which is scheduled to go on sale by the end of this year.

2014 Ford Fiesta Facelift Competitors

New Honda City diesel from the launchNew Fiat Linea front (2)VW Vento facelift 2014 renderHyundai Verna CX thumbnail
Maruti Ciaz Concept front

[Images from MotorBash]

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