We pit two of the best thirty lakh rupee cars against each other to see who comes out on top!
If I had to sum up the current era of motoring, I would call it the ?Era of Downsizing?. Practically everything that we have loved is now, err..smaller. Take Formula 1 for example. Out went the glorious V10s and V8s; only to be replaced by something that is as big as your photocopier. Even back home
Ford Figo when launched in 2009 surprised everyone with it's handling characteristics. It became an instant hit for Ford and can be credited for keeping the American car maker's ship afloat in our market. It was based on the European Mark V Fiesta's platform and had a go-kart like feel in the way it
Let's face it, the traffic situation isn't going to get any better. Yes, there, ll be new towns, better infrastructure, better roads - the lot. What isn't going to change however, is that traffic snarl at your most hated junction on your way back home. It has been there for ages now, and will be rou
We've seen a lot of successful hatchbacks turning into sub-4 metre compact sedans in the recent past. However the trend saw a flip last year when Tata launched its Zest in the first place instead of hatch counterpart Bolt. Now following the same path, Ford introduced the compact sedan Figo Aspire la
Ever since Ford launched the Endeavour in the Indian market a decade back, it was the 'car' to have to announce your arrival in the meanest way possible. That is till the Fortuner took away its crown of being the best-selling premium SUV from 2008 onwards. Since then, at an average of 1000 units per
The entry level sedan segment has evolved to be one of the most important segments in the Indian market scene and not without a reason. You already have some big players slugging it out here and now Ford has decided to jump in as well with an all-new car, the Ford Aspire.
Here are two old blokes who still command respect in the mind and heart of keen SUV enthusiasts. Yes we pit Ford's recently updated Endeavour against Toyota's most trusted and worthy Fortuner to point out which is the better of the two.
The old Ford Fiesta, which is now called the Classic, is a driver's delight. Though the design is old, the Classic still puts a smile on your face every time you take the driver's seat. The new generation Ford Fiesta, despite sporting a new design language and being great on driving dynamics, failed
The compact SUV segment is one of the fastest growing in Indian car market and there is no reason why it shouldn't? Considering the road conditions, the traffic sense, SUVs are generally the pick of the lot. As these are compact, they are perfect for city use, as they are easier to drive, manoeuvre
When Ford showcased the EcoSport for the first time at the 11th Auto Expo in New Delhi, the Sub 4 metre compact SUV dawned a new horizon. Its pre-launch online and outdoor promotions by the American automaker ensured that this SUV had made its mark in being recognized at all display locations and at
After returning the Honda Brio, we wanted another hatchback in our fleet. A car that can be taken for city commute. Something that is compact, and yet spacious. The Brio did the job well, but the rising cost of petrol increased our expenses. With a daily driving of 50-60kms, petrol was a bit heavy o
Plotting a Raised-hatch The compact SUV is one of the fastest growing segments in India. Renault Duster was the first in the segment to be a runaway success, on the other hand now Ford has launched the Ecosport after about one and half years after displaying the vehicle for the first-time at the 201
Smart-vehicle? People lead multiple roles in their life, and now they need everything else to be intelligent too. This is one reason why we see a boast in the sales of smart phones and televisions, increase of traffic on the Internet, decline in the sales of hard copies. There is also a similar expe
The Renault Scala and the Ford Fiesta are two different automatics, here to make the difference. The recently launched Scala CVT is the only vehicle in its segment to get this transmission, while the Fiesta gets a double-clutch box. Both the transmissions are different from the conventional automati
After using the Classic Titanium for a period of about two months and clocking about 3,000kms, Ford upgraded our drive to the Fiesta. We will miss the Classic sorely, but the new Fiesta long termer is a great welcome. The Classic is definitely a great no-sense driver’s car and our expectations with
As we bid goodbye to the Tata Indica Vista Quadrajet, we welcome the Ford Classic Titanium to our long termer fleet. The Vista’s Quadrajet engine wasn’t just a good performer, but even the oil burner was fairly frugal as it returned about 14kmpl in the city.
Figo in Italian means cool, and to make a fashion statement Ford initially launched it in squeeze colour, with an option of coral red interior. With a mid-life facelift due, Ford continued with its fashion trend on the Figo and enhanced its existing appeal. Ford claims to have made the existing Figo
We all remember and drool over the Fiesta 1.6S. Ford might have discontinued the S, but the old Fiesta is still alive as the Classic. Now, the American automotive giant has Indian-ized the Classic further by increasing the local content on the car to 85%. This has helped Ford reduce the initial cost
We drove the new Fiesta 1.5 Petrol Automatic around some sunny roads in Goa to see what how different this automatic sedan is as compared to the others in the segment.
A car's success in India is also credited to the after sales and service that the car maker gives for it. Buying a car is one aspect and maintaining it is another. A car model or brand having a good strong after sales and service network sells well and Maruti Suzuki India for that matter is a big li
The Figo from Ford India was a make or break model in short. The Figo was supposed to be a model on which depended the future of Ford in India and it did just that. The Figo not only got Ford India back in the reckoning in the small car segment but also got Ford more than 20 car awards in the year 2
Ford introduced the very first generation of Fiesta way back in 1976 as the Fiesta MK1 and since then the Fiesta has been one of the bestseller car for Ford across the world. The Ford Fiesta was introduced in India a few years back and sold in handsome numbers especially the Diesel variant that had
Here, we are with another new car Road Test, this time it is the Ford Figo Diesel - the higher end Titanium variant . Before going into its performance, handling and comfort, let me take you to the heart of the Figo; under the bonnet, it has a 1.4 litre Duratorq TDCI, 8V SOHC, 1399cc, diesel engine
The launch of the facelift Ford Endeavour happened last year just after Toyota launched the Fortuner. Off late Automatics is the way to. We have automatic transmission cars in every segment and the trend is quickly catching on. Our man Ritesh Madhok traveled to Goa to drive the Endeavour’s latest i
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