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Ford Fiesta 'Classic' spotted testing in Chennai

When Ford decided to discontinue the Ikon, it was clearly aware of the fact that it is creating a void between the Figo and the existing Fiesta. Also, with the all-new Fiesta on its way to India before the end of the year, which in all probability will be positioned even higher than the current model, that gap is only going to get bigger.

Ford has found out a smart way to bridge that gap. Before the launch of the new Fiesta, the existing Fiesta would be repositioned in the lower segment and they have decided to call it as Fiesta Classic. Now don't ask me what is so classic in this classic. It is just a stripped out and cheaper version of the existing Fiesta to make way for the new model.

When I saw this Fiesta from behind with a red number plate, I guessed it would be the Classic undergoing road trials and it proved to be right. There was this 'Classic' sticker placed just below the Fiesta badge. From what I saw, it was the EXi variant of the existing car with those black mirrors, door handles and number plate garnish. The fog lamps were absent as well. Apart from that, there were no changes to the looks, which is a good thing. From a quick glance, I couldn't notice any changes to the interiors either.

So, with those nice looks, sorted out chassis and good combination of Duratec Petrol and Duratorq Diesel engines, all I would say is the Fiesta Classic would be more than a match and a successor to the Ikon if its priced right. The best bet for Ford would be to price this car between 5.75 to 6.75 Lacs. Anything less would affect the Figo and anything more could affect the New Fiesta.

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