Next-Gen 2017 Ford Fiesta Revealed — Should India Get One?

Ford has revealed four variants of the 2017 Fiesta and available in three and four door models

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Ford Motor Company has revealed the 2017 Fiesta, a car which has sold more than 17 million units since its inception in the mid-1970s. The next-generation 2017 Ford Fiesta comes in four main trims - the crossover Active, the sporty ST-Line, the luxury Vignale and the plain old Titanium.

The red 2017 Ford Fiesta in the image is the sporty ST-Line which features spoilers, skirts and sports suspension. The brown, five-door Titanium of the 2017 Fiesta will be the mass market product which many might look to buy.

Ford claims the all-new Ford Fiesta is a lot higher in technology and is of better quality. Small premium hatchbacks are on the rise in terms of sales and Ford is offering the chunky-looking Fiesta ‘Active' - a crossover with body cladding, roof rails and elevated ride height.

The white one is a super luxury Vignale, which is not just about the luxury interiors but will come with better ‘customer experience' from the dealer at both sales and service.

2017 Ford Fiesta is appreciably bigger than the model it replaces and inside the old Fiesta was designed which was way behind in technology with a whole lot of physical buttons.

The new Fiesta gets a floating center-screen which is 8-inch in all the variants running Ford's SYNC 3. Then new infotainment system software is touted to be far more responsive ‘with the highest resolution in the industry'.

The SYNC 3 on the new 2017 Ford Fiesta runs a smart voice-recognition abilities and the optional stereo is by B&O and has many watts to it.

Ford claims the 2017 Fiesta is the "world's most technologically advanced small car". Sensors monitor the path ahead as far as 130 meters for collision mitigation system which is 20 times more than the previous model. It can detect pedestrians as well.

Other sensors on the Fiesta include blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist, cross-traffic warning while reversing, active parking with perpendicular capabilities and adaptive cruise control.

Under the hood, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is the familiar ones, though improved. There is the 1.0-litre three cylinder EcoBoost with 99, 123, and 138bhp. And to save fuel, it features world's first cylinder deactivation of the three cylinders.

A 1.5-litre diesel unit comes in two versions, the higher powered one maxing out at 118bhp. There is a new entry-level engine which is a 1.1-litre triple which gets a 5-speed manual, while the EcoBoost variants gets a new 6-speed manual gearbox and an automatic gearbox as well.

Well, the design aspect is more or less the same as the outgoing model, just that it is a lot sharper and slightly wider. So tell us if Ford should bring this to India.

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