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The 2 closest rivals of the NEW Ford Fiesta

Last updated on: April 22, 2011 08:26 IST

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One of the country's popular sedans, the Ford Fiesta has undergone a transformation and is now a much better and improved avatar of itself.

The new Fiesta is driven by a 1.6 litre Ti-VCT petrol engine capable of producing 120bhp, and a 1.6 litre TDCi, 90bhp diesel engine.

It also comes equipped with Cruise Control.

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Looks

The all new Fiesta's has stylish new headlamps, redesigned bonnet and prominent wheel arches.

The redone interiors are refreshing and the new instrument panel is ergonomic and fun to use.

The car incorporates Ford's Human Machine Interface (HMI) and has several other features including a smart Voice Control technology, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system.

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So far the Fiesta has had a great record in India and it boasts of a fan following that will help the new and better looking fiesta to get a hold in the market.

The car has two close competitors and here is a low down of the two.

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Fiat Linea

The company launched the new Fiat Linea T jet last year.

It gave the car the much needed power under the hood to take it zooming past competition.

The car has an all-new 1400cc turbocharged petrol motor capable of producing 113bhp.

The car revs happily in the 2000 to 6000rpm range but the rev happiness goes down as the needle goes towards the red line.

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The new Fiat Linea T Jet has larger 16inch wheels, wider 205 tyres and rear disc brakes.

The car has a good ground clearance of 170mm, which is a must for Indian roads.

The suspension is good and absorbs most of the shocks, which is vital when driving on most Indian roads.

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Honda City

Honda City has been a segment leader in the sedan segment and is available in three variants out of which two variants  - Honda City 1.5 E MT and Honda City 1.5 S MT are powered by a 1.5L, 1497cc, i-VTEC petrol engine with the 5-speed manual transmission gearbox capable of producing 118PS power at 6600rpm and 14.9Kg-m torque at 4600rpm.

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The other variant - Honda City 1.5 S AT has the same engine but comes with an automatic transmission gearbox.

It is priced at Rs 815,000 - Rs 10,25,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Recently, the carmakers recalled over 57,000 units of the car in the country.

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