Ford India has introduces an all-new variant : ‘Ambiente’ that will be the most affordable all new Fiesta. The Ambiente retains equipment including the Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), driver airbag, height adjustable driver seat, ABS, electric outside rear view mirrors with integrated turn indicators, tilt adjustable steering, guide me home headlamps, front seat belt height adjuster and adjustable rear headrests. The Ambiente variant will have only the 1.5 Ti-VCT Petrol engine with the manual transmission.
The simplified 2012 Ford Fiesta line-up now comprises two petrol, two diesel and two automatic trims.
1.5 TiVCT Petrol Ambiente : Rs. 723,000
1.5 TiVCT Petrol Titanium+ : Rs. 885,300
1.5 TiVCT Petrol Style AT : Rs. 885,300
1.5 TiVCT Petrol Titanium+ AT : Rs. 970,300
1.5 TDCi Diesel Style : Rs. 899,000
1.5 TDCi Diesel Titanium+ : Rs. 999,000
All prices ex-showroom Delhi.
The Titanium+ version gets features that were previously standard like Cruise Control, Rear Park Assist, Bluetooth®voice control, auto power-fold mirrors, reverse parking sensor and chrome front grille, in addition to the six speaker audio system.
The Ambiente versions misses out on in car entertainment equipment while the Style AT and the Style diesel get the 6 speaker system with AUX only, whereas the top end Titanium+ variants in the lineup get the whole shebang.
It is a bit disheartening that a manufacturer who wanted to revolutionize the game by bringing best in class features as standard has been pushed to accommodate customers who would give up on equipment found in higher segment cars for a lower price. We do appreciate Ford for retaining safety features like driver airbags and ABS with EBD. ESP is still available only on the PowerShift AT variants
Read our comprehensive review of the Ford Fiesta here.