Ford Ikon is the much popular sedan model in Indian market from Ford India product portfolio because of its high engine performance and stylish looks with lower price tag in comparison to other sedan models. The new Ford Ikon is such that it can attract a group of masses towards itself, with its new highly developed and highly advanced engine of DuraTorq TDCi type which has a capacity to offer amazing fuel efficiency all through the revealing designs. Interiors of the car are such that they are in perfect co-ordination with the new designed seats and the door trims. With the attracting rear seats features the car comes under the B-segment cars. Considering the safety point the new Ford Ikon fulfils all the requirements of Ford as a brand. Ford recently launched two more variants of Ford Ikon with the name iKool with both petrol and diesel option. These new variants of Ford Ikon are available with few advanced features like Advanced Music System, Leather Seats, Front and Rear Spoiler, Door Side Molding, Chrome Decal Handles above the rear number plate and Central Locking. All four variants of Ford Ikon are available in the price range of Rs 4.65 lacs to Rs 5.42 lacs.
Earlier the Ford Ikon was available only with the 1.3 Rocam petrol variant but now Ford Ikon 1.4 Duratorq TDCi being available in the diesel version is a much better option. This new engine is much more fuel efficient, highly turbo charged and is a common-rail direct injection type that is excellently capable to deliver a high grade fuel economy with amazing torque capacity. 1.4 DuraTorq TDCi engine is a 4-in-line type engine. This engine of Ford Ikon is capable of delivering a displacement of 1399cc. Moreover the engine of the car has a compression ratio of 18:1, maximum power being delivered by the Ford Ikon is 68PS at the rate of 4000 rpm and the torque being delivered by the car is 160Nm at the rate of 2000rpm, all with the five speed manual transmission.
Looking to the suspension of the Ford Ikon we have Independent McPherson struts with separate sub-frame for the front brakes while it is Heavy duty twist-beam with strut-type coil spring / damper units for the rear side. With Power assisted rack and pinion (PAS) steering it has a coil spring. Considering the brakes the car has ventilated disc type brakes in the front while on the other hand it has drum type brakes on the rear side. Radial tubeless tyres provide greater stability of the car to the road. With a minimum turning radius of 5 meters and a fuel tank capacity of 43 liters the new Ford Ikon is highly capacitive.
The exteriors of the Ford Ikon are equipped with new grille-less kinetic design, sporty front bumper with fog lamp bezels, new clear headlamps, very stylish type 7-spoke wheel covers, sleek outside mirrors for the door all of which are internally adjustable. While looking to the interiors of the car - The new Ford Ikon is equipped with plush two-tone beige environment having camel and dark parchment, even the seat fabrics are new with metropolitan and mini twill, not only this the instrument clusters are new, with added features like tachometer, sporty gear knob with chrome inserted. Moreover chrome insert are present on the parking brake button, while vanity mirrors are also present in driver and passenger sun visors, coin holders are also present on the floor console. Front power out-let is 12V besides this boot lamp is also present in the front.
Now looking to the safety and security side of new Ford Ikon it has high strength tubular door beams, evenly crash absorbing zones, collapsible steering column, front seatbelt load limiters, anti submarine seats, windscreens are laminated and are highly glazed, the rear door locks are equipped with child safety, front lamps for fog, rear side view mirror for both day/night, central locking system, fuel filler cap is remote operated, headlamps are highly sparkling and evenly very clear. Looking to the comfort and convenience of the car it is equipped with standard AC, heater, power steering, the front and the rear windows are power equipped, outside mirrors are internally adjustable. For the luggage the space inside the Ford Ikon is nearly 400 liters.
As we have already discussed, Ford Ikon is available with both petrol and diesel powered variants. It is available with four variants out of which its two variants are powered by 1.3L, petrol engine while its rest of two variants are powered by 1.4L, Duratorq diesel engine. The petrol variants of Ford Ikon are powered by 1.3L, 1297cc, Rocam petrol engine with SEFI Fuel System and new EEC V module. This new electronic module helps in fuel economy, smooth engine operation, low emission and quick fault diagnosis. This engine gives 12kmpl mileage in city while on highway it gives 16.5kmpl mileage.
On the other hand, rest two variants of Ford Ikon that is powered by 1.4L, 1399cc, Duratorq, Common Rail Direct Injection Diesel engine with TDCi fuel injection system offers record breaking fuel efficiency with excellent torque. This engine offers mileage 14kmpl in city while 17.8kmpl on highway.
As we have already mentioned Ford Ikon is available with two engine option – first one is the Ford Motors’ popular Rocam engine that has capacity of 1.3L, 1297cc, Rocam petrol engine with 5-speed manual gearbox and with SEFI fuel injection system that produces 70PS of maximum power at 5500rpm with 105Nm of maximum torque at 2500rpm. And the next engine option of Ford Ikon is its most popular 1.4L, 1399cc, Duratorq common Rail Diesel engine with five speed manual gearbox and with TDCi fuel injection system that can produce maximum power of 68PS at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm. This Duratorq engine of Ford Ikon is well known for delivering high engine performance with excellent fuel efficiency.
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The diesel variants of Ford Ikon are equipped with a 1.4L, 1399cc, Duratorq diesel engine with five speed manual gearbox and with TDCi fuel injection system. This Duratorq diesel engine is well known for delivering high performance and excellent acceleration with better fuel efficiency and currently it is also powering the Ford Fiesta. This 1399cc power-plant makes Ford Ikon able to cross the mark of 100kmph in just 13.8 seconds and to touch the top speed mark of 159kmph.
The petrol engine equipped Ford Ikon that is powered by a 1.3L, 1297cc, Rocam petrol engine with five speed manual gearbox and with SEFI fuel injection system. This Rocam petrol engine of Ford Ikon also delivers better engine performance and good acceleration so that it can cross the mark of 100kmph in just 15.2 seconds and it can achieve the top speed mark of 156kmph.
Ford Ikon is a stylish mid segment sedan model that comes with stylish exterior features. Its Stylish Front Grille with less kinetic design, Stylish Clear Lens Headlamps and Sporty Front Bumpers with Fog Lamps Bezels makes the Ford Ikon front appearance very sporty and stylish. Also from the side view Ford Ikon appears very stylish with its Seven Spoke Wheel Covers, Sleek outside Door Mirrors and Door Side Molding. The all new chrome Decal Handles that is placed just above the rear number plate and all new clear type Tail Lamps makes also the rear appearance of Ford Ikon very stylish.
Ford Ikon is a five seater mid sized sedan model with a spacious passenger room. The exterior dimensions of Ford Ikon are - its length is 4,145mm, width is 1,632mm, height is 1,439mm and its wheelbase is 2,486mm with the ground clearance of 171mm (Petrol) and 169mm (Diesel) with the minimum turning radius of 5.0 meters.
Ford Ikon is packed with very dashing dual tone beige interiors and with beige dash board that is packed with advanced instrument cluster. Other stylish interior features that makes Ford Ikon interior appearance more stylish includes – Leather Seat Covers, New Fabric Seats, Sporty Chrome Insert Gear knob, Chrome Insert on Parking Brake Button, Front Seat Headrests, central Console Finish etc.
Ford Ikon is a comfortable mid sized sedan model that is packed with lots of advanced comfortable features that offers more comfortable driving experience. The interior comfortable features that are available with Ford Ikon includes – Advanced Instrument Cluster, LCD Display Odometer, Air Conditioning with Heater, Tilt-able Power Steering, Front & Rear Power Windows, Internally Adjustable Outside Mirrors, Cup holders in Glove Box, Tachometer, Vanity Mirrors in Driver & Passenger Sun Visors, Coin Holder on Floor Console, Front 12V Power Outlet, Boot Lamp etc.
Ford Ikon is an ultra spacious mid sized sedan model which has the seating capacity of five passengers. Ford Ikon offers generous headroom of 982mm (Front) and 968mm (Rear) with the generous legroom of 1036mm and with the shoulder room of 1325mm that is enough even for a six feet tall person. The size of the luggage compartment of this sedan is 400 liters.
As we have already mentioned earlier, that Ford Ikon is available with two different capacities engine – first one is powered by the 1.3L Rocam petrol and other one runs on 1.4L, Duratorq diesel. Two variants of Ford Ikon are available with petrol engine options that are powered by 1.3L, 1297cc, Rocam petrol engine with SEFI fuel injection system. This engine capacity has to produce 70PS of maximum power at 5500rpm and maximum torque of 105Nm at 2500rpm. The overall performance of this Rocam petrol engine is very well and it offers excellent acceleration with power.
Second one is the Ford Motors’ most popular Duratorq diesel engine that is well known for offering high engine performance and which is currently powering also the diesel variants of Ford Fiesta. The diesel variants of Ford Ikon are equipped with high capacity engine – 1.4L, 1397cc, Duratorq Common Rail Diesel engine with TDCi fuel injection system that produces 68PS of power at 4000rpm and 160Nm of torque at 2000rpm.
The top end variant of Ford Ikon comes with the advanced DVD/MP3 compatible audio system with FM and with Aux in support so that you can connect your iPod with it. This audio system comes with four integrated speakers offers best in class entertainment with driving.
Ford Ikon is packed with powerful Air Conditioning System with HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and AC) that offers the convenient atmosphere that passengers required.
The other luxurious, comfort and stylish accessories that are available with Ford Ikon includes Leather Seat Covers, Ford Pillows, Neck rests and Seat Belt Pads, 13" Alloy Wheels Kit, 14" Alloy Wheels, Handle Tailgate, Exhaust Trim, Car Care Kit, Ambipur Car Fresheners, MapmyIndia GPS Navigation System, Grey Carpet Floor Mats, Rubber Floor Mats - Contour- Frt/Rr, Autocop Anti-theft Alarms, Wheel Locks, Nitespot Emergency Lamp, Tool Kit, Mudflaps Kit, Rear Wing Spoiler Kit, Body Side Skirts Kit, First Aid Kit, Boot Mat, Exterior Mirror, Reading lamp - Long stalk, Reverse Parking Sensors (Autocop), Remote Boot Release Kit, Car Covers, Waxoyl Car Treatment System, Huper Optik Sunfilms. But for these accessories you need to pay some extra amount.
Ford Ikon is available with both Steel wheels and Alloy Wheels option. Its 13 inch and 14inch light weight Alloy Wheels adds more style in at its exteriors and offers more comfortable driving. These wheels of Ford Ikon are packed with puncture resistant radial tube less tyres that makes it able also for off-road driving. The tyre size of this sedan is 175/70 R13.
The front wheels of Ford Ikon are packed with large Ventilated Disc Brakes while its rear wheels are packed with drum brakes. Its large ventilated disc brakes de-accelerate this sedan very quickly.
Ford Ikon comes with lots of advanced safety features ensuring that driver and passengers are safe in it. The safety features that are available with Ford Ikon includes High Strength Tubular Door Beams, Crash Absorbing Zones, Collapsible Steering Column, Front Seatbelt Load Limiters, Anti Submarine Seats, Laminated Glazed Windscreen, Child Safety Rear Door Locks, Front Fog Lamps, Day/Night Rear View Mirror, Central Locking System, Child Lock, Remote Locking Fuel Filler Cap, Centrally High Mounted Stop Lamp, Anti theft system with remote entry etc.
Ford New Ikon Pros :
Value for Money, Diesel Engine.
Comfortable Seats, Handling and Riding
Ford New Ikon Cons :
Outdated and Cramped Interiors.
High Maintenance Cost.
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