Ford Fiesta Sport: A hint of betterment

Ford Fiesta was among the ones loved by one and all, delivering impressive drive dynamics, Comfortable driver position, Elegant styling and its very own petrol and diesel engines. Ford gave a facelift to its Fiesta’ and also appended ‘S’ or sports variant in 2008. The ‘S’ range has changes in Interior, Exterior and some other internal upgrades. The front air-grille is made to have wider spans with larger sieve openings. Front has been modified in the Ford Fiesta Sport to look more rounded. Fog-lamps, Wheel caps and tailings have also been revised.

Ford Fiesta S

Fiesta Sport Variant

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The Ford Fiesta S variant in 1.6 litre size has even greater upgrades with a mounted spoiler on the rear boot lid, Smartly craved spoilers under the front bumpers and Chrome Tipped Exhaust. The Interior in ‘Sport’ is given a tough with elegant sports style stitching along with brushed highlights in metallic flavour and bolstered seats finished in fabric. Both Fiesta ‘S’ and SXI feature airbags with ABS and EBD. Both Feature a MP3 Audio system with dedicated mounted audio input jack. The instrument holders have an introduced honeycomb theme with bezel highlights.

 

General Specifications of Ford Fiesta S

  • Engine: 1596 cc, Inline 4 Cylinder
  • Max Power: 100 bhp @ 6500 RPM
  • Max Torque: 146 NM @ 3400 RPM
  • Drive: Front Wheel Drive
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed manual
  • Front Suspension: McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Twist beam with coil spring
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum
  • Dimensions (L/B/H) : 4282/1686/1468
  • Wheelbase: 2486
  • Airbags: Yes
  • Aircon: Yes
  • Alloy Wheels: Yes
  • ABS: Yes
  • Automatic Transmission: No
  • Tilt Steering: Yes
  • Central Locking: Yes

Other variants of Fiesta have 14 inch steel wheels fitted with 175/65 type R14 tyres while the upgraded ‘S’ has 15 Inch alloy wheels with 195/55 R15 low profile tyres. These are aided by specially crafted springs, dampers and bump stops resulting in overall improved driving experience. All recent changes have led to betterment of driving experience in the Fiesta, and the steering response of Fiesta Sport is notably good with maintained high-speed stability. Ride and Handling have been kept at good balance with Ford keeping up to its word. Ford Fiesta Sport is all about providing the driver confidence in driving. One has always liked the Fiesta and the ‘S’ model brings a reason to admire it even more.

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