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The stunning Ford Classic Titanium is here

Last updated on: July 20, 2012 08:29 IST

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ord India has welcomed a brand new variant of its much admired sedan, Ford Fiesta Classic.

However, this time around, the company has dropped the 'Fiesta' from the name and renamed the new variants as Ford Classic. Ford Classic Titanium is an entry level sedan, which has been blessed with a number of advanced features and most importantly improved mileage.

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But apart from this, what acts as an icing on the cake is its price tag.

The new Ford Classic Titanium comes at an affordable price tag of Rs 686,000 to Rs 782,000. With the launch of the new variant, the prices have been chopped down by a whopping Rs 70,000.

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Including Titanium, Ford Classic has six variants. Ford Classic Titanium is also available in both diesel as well as petrol variants.

This sedan, will however, have to face tough competition in the Indian car market from Maruti Swift Dzire, Toyota Etios and Mahindra Verito.

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Ford Classic Titanium engine

Ford Classic Titanium has both diesel and petrol options.

The petrol variant is installed with 1.6 litre of Duratec engine with a displacement of 1596cc.

The power output delivered by this motor is 101PS along with 146Nm of maximum torque.

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Alternatively, the diesel version of the sedan sports 1.4 litre duratorq engine with a displacement of 1399cc.

The engine lays out peak power of 68PS and 160Nm of torque.

Both engines have been coupled with five speed manual transmission, which help the sedan to deliver great performance on road.

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But its challengers are no less in this department. Maruti Swift Dzire, Toyota Etios and Mahindra Verito all are offered in diesel as well as petrol engine options.

Swift Dzire has 1.2 litre of K series petrol engine churning out 86BHP of power and 114Nm of torque, while the diesel variant has 1.3 litre DOHC engine producing 74BHP of power and 190Nm of torque.

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Toyota Etios' petrol version has 1.5 litre engine churning out 90PS power and 132Nm torque.

Toyota Etios diesel has 1364cc of engine producing 68PS of power and 170Nm of torque.

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Finally, Mahindra Verito also has two engine options, petrol and diesel.

The 1.4 litre petrol engine produces out maximum power and torque of 75HP and 110Nm respectively; while, the diesel variant of the same features 1.5 litre dCi engine that manages to deliver 65HP of power and 160Nm of torque.

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Looking at the above fact file, it is quite clear that Ford Classic Titanium's engine is way better.

It delivers great power and torque, which not only takes the performance up a notch but also makes it a striking performer on road.

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Ford Classic Titanium mileage

Ford India has tried its level best to make the new Classic Titanium variants extremely fuel efficient and easy on pocket.

The diesel variant of the car manages to churn out a whopping mileage of 32.38kmpl, while the petrol variant returns a good fuel economy of 21.27kmpl.

But, the mileage claimed by Ford Classic Titanium is not certified by ARAI, so the on road mileage will be different and may be lower also.

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Its competitors do give out a good mileage figure, but they fail to match the standard of Ford Classic Titanium.

On the contrary, Mahindra Verito sedan petrol delivers about 15.7kmpl of mileage while the diesel variant delivers 19.2kmpl of fuel economy.

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Toyota Etios' petrol variant has a mileage figure of 17.6kmpl, whereas the diesel version has a decent 23.59kmpl of mileage figure.

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Finally, the impressive Maruti Swift Dzire manages to stand against the new Ford Classic Titanium by giving out fuel economy of 19.1kmpl (petrol) and 23.5kmpl (diesel).

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Therefore, in spite of the mileage not being ARAI certified, it appears that Ford Classic Titanium would emerge as a clear champion here.

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Interior

The interiors of the new Ford Classic Titanium are remarkable. With such low price tag, Ford India has managed to provide the car a classic and sophisticated look that Ford is famous for.

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The new Ford Classic Titanium comes with some new and technologically advanced features, which include the stereo system coupled with Bluetooth that not only provides you connectivity but also enhances the safety with the hands free option.

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The speed sensing volume controls, and drive away locks moreover makes the interiors come out to be more premium and lavish.

The beige interiors provide the sedan a much aristocratic and lush feel.

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The Bluetooth telephony technology in the car has made the Classic Titanium stand out of the crowd.

Other features like air conditioner with heater, ample of legroom and headroom, smart dashboard remain constant.

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Conversely, it rivals, Maruti Swift Dzire, Mahindra Verito and Toyota Etios also come with decent interior features. Swift Dzire comes with standard features along with adjustable head rests, climate control AC and so on.

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Then again, Toyota Etios and Verito sedan by Mahindra aren't a letdown in this segment.

They have been blessed with numerous comfort features, such as electric power steering, power windows, adjustable ORVMs, central locking system, cooled glove box and others.

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Exterior

The exteriors of the new Ford Classic Titanium are pretty impressive.

This new variant of the sedan has been bestowed with some quite exquisite features on the outside as well.

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The new alloy wheels take the car's stance a couple of levels higher in the graph and provide a much better on-road handling dynamics.

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Two more attractive features you would notice in the new Ford Classic Titanium's exteriors is the body colored ORVMs and fresh black front grille that provide the car a very stylish and chic look.

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As compared to cars like Mahindra Verito, Toyota Etios and Maruti Swift Dzire, Ford Classic Titanium has simpler exteriors.

The other sedans already have these features and come out to be more appealing and attractive as compared to Classic.

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Conclusion

Overall, the new and freshly launched Ford Classic Titanium surely showed some impressive colors that would make it one of the most sought after sedans in the Indian car market, in spite of the presence of big champions like Maruti Swift Dzire, Mahindra Verito and Toyota Etios.

With the good looks, cool interiors, availability in diesel and petrol engines and most importantly the affordable price tag, nobody can stop Ford Classic Titanium from being a successful sedan in the country.


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