01 October 2013

Ford Fiesta Facelift Launched In Malaysia - RM86,988

Ford Fiesta facelifts now arrived in Malaysia, and it brings in a new engine, new trims, updated aesthetic and rationalize the model line-up in the process. The new Ford Fiesta is available only in one engine for now that is 1.5L Ti-VCT, shooting 112PS and 140Nm through the dual clutch 6 speeder. Comes in two bodystyles as before in the form of 4 door sedan and 5 door hatchback, the updated Fiesta is priced at identical RM86,988 for both.

The  vehicle range has been rationalize, and the new engine replaces both the 1.4L and 1.6L with something in between displacing 1.5L. Ford Malaysia also has adopt similar naming convention similar to Ford Focus, i.e Sport for hatchback and Titanium for sedan. 

The updated interior trim also mimics those on Ford Focus (refer here to MMN Test Drive), whereby the hatchback is upholstered in half-leather dark in shade while the Titanium sports a fully leather in light shade interior trim. The color palette also has been revised in order to raise the interior ambiance for higher perceived quality.

The exterior changeover include new front fascia design, sporting Aston Martin-like front grille. The previously plain sedan front end has gain similar chrome treatment as per the hatchback this time around. The rear end has been enhanced with new tail lamp design.

In terms of equipment level, Ford Fiesta facelift comes with Ford SYNC, keyless entry, push start button, auto headlight, auto wiper and single zone climate control system. In terms safety, number of airbags count has been reduced to two accompanied by the usual ABS, EBD, traction control and Hill Launch Assist.

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