Ford has launched an automatic variant of its Fiesta saloon.
Available only in petrol variant, the Fiesta Powershift automatic comes with a new dual clutch automatic gearbox (Code: DBS6) which is a segment first. The gearbox boasts of tech features like hill start assist, which keeps the brakes engaged for 2.5 seconds after you lift off the brake pedal & neutral coast down which disengages the clutch when the brakes are applied for greater efficiency & precise clutch slip, providing torsional damping of engine vibrations at low rpm (enabling lower lugging limits for improved fuel economy). According to Ford, the Fiesta Auto will deliver an overall fuel economy of 16.97kpl.
There are two variants on offer, a base “Style” version, priced at Rs 8.99 lakh comes with features like Climate control, & fog lamps. The more upmarket Titanium+ is priced at Rs 9.70 lakh & it gets Bluetooth, voice control, alloy wheels, auto power folding ORVMs, reverse parking sensors & a chrome trim on the front grille.
The Fiesta Powershift comes with a 2 year, 100,000km warranty. All prices ex showroom, Delhi.