Ford India in a press release confirmed that the new Fiesta sedan is heading to India this year. The press release does not specify the timeline for the launch, but we're expecting it to make an appearance in June-July 2011.
Ford has not spoken about powertrains, but it is safe to expect a pair of 1.6-liter engines under the hood. Likewise Ford also hasn't touched upon the Fiesta hatchback, another model that India eagerly anticipates.
Ford has laid down that the new Fiesta sedan will be an addition to its current portfolio. This means, the currently running Fiesta will not be phased out, although a re-segmenting is a strong possibility.
Ford India to bring its All-new, Global Award-winning Fiesta in India in 2011
New DELHI, India, 22 Feb, 2011 – Ford’s all-new, award-winning Fiesta is coming to India this year. This marks the first in a series of eight new global products that Ford plans to introduce in India by the middle of this decade.
Announcing the new Fiesta’s eagerly awaited arrival, Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India said, “We are delighted the new Fiesta is coming to India. It will provide Indian customers a premium sedan that reflects their personality in terms of style, technology and performance, and will add a new level of diversity and dynamism to our showrooms."
The new Ford Fiesta will be built at Ford's state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Chennai and the Indian consumers can look forward to a hi-end sedan that will provide sporty design, great ride, dynamic performance and array of smart technologies.
"The new Fiesta will augment the current range of Fiesta vehicles in India, which remain an integral part of our product line-up,” Boneham added. “Our stepped-up launch plan builds on the incredible consumer response to the Ford Figo, which in 12 months has transformed our presence in India and attracted many new customers to the Ford brand."
The new, global Fiesta, which is available in more than 100 markets throughout the world, has sold more than one million units worldwide.
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