New Ford Fiesta diesel launched


Go Automobiles, sole authorised distributor of Ford vehicles, has introduced a diesel version of the all new Ford Fiesta. Initially, the company has launched a single variant of the car — the all new Ford Fiesta Style.

“The New Ford Fiesta Petrol has been a hit in the Nepali market, and People were eagerly waiting for a diesel version,” said Dipesh Shakya, sales manager at Go Automobiles, adding that the company is sure about the vehicle’s performance. “Despite being a niche segment, there are many loyal customers of sedans. We are sure that this car will be a hotcake among sedan lovers.”

The company claims the car to be the first in the segment to incorporate smart features such as cruise control system and electric power steering. According to Go Automobiles, the vehicle delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency, noise-, vibration- and harshness-free cabin, superior air-conditioning with faster cooling and electronic climate control system along with sweeping bold lines, sculpted clamshell bonnet and prominent wheel arches, giving the car an eye-catching design. “The car is expected to deliver a mileage of around 14 kmpl in the Kathmandu city,” Shakya said. 

Equipped with a 1.5 litre Duratorg TDCi diesel engine, the car delivers a maximum power output of 90ps at 3,750rpm and peak torque of 240nm at 2,750rpm.

As far as interior is concerned,

it boasts of metallic painted inside door pull handles, surround air-conditioning vents, moulded black gear knob, chrome coated park brake release knob. The car’s in-car entertainment system comprises of audio control on steering wheel and CD/MP3/AM and FM player with six speakers.

As for the exterior, it has got two chamber bright reflector foxy eyes shaped headlamps, body-coloured radiator grille surround, body-coloured rear appliqué, door handles, mirror and front bumper and turn indicator on outdoor rear view mirror.

For safety and security, the all new Fiesta diesel is fitted with the anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), driver and front passenger airbags, energy absorbing bumpers and crumple zones, remote programmable key entry with greeting lamps, child lock and engine immobiliser.

Go Automobiles has priced the car at Rs 3.89 million and has targeted to sell the machine to highly-placed bankers and corporate executives, among others. “We have been receiving very good enquiries from probable customers,” Shakya said, adding that the car is certain to stand tall in the market as it doesn’t have any competitors in the domestic market. The all-new Fiesta diesel will be available in eight colour options.


Posted on: 2012-06-11 08:41