Ford Classic 1.4 TDCi CLXI - Design Review
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Design Review of Ford Classic 1.4 TDCi CLXI
Last Updated at 11:28 am, May 20, 2013Rating :
Ford's Fiesta Classic is still on sale despite the global Fiesta launching. Is it still a good buy?
The Fiesta has been on sale in India for quite some time. However, with the introduction of the new global Fiesta to the Indian car market, a little shift in the product alignment was necessary for Ford India. Enter the Fiesta Classic, which retains the outgoing model but at a different price point, and with a slightly different customer in mind.
The Fiesta Classic retains all the design elements of the Fiesta. Our CLXI test car is a mid-level variant, so it doesn't get the strips of chrome or the alloy wheels of the top-spec SXI. Viewed head-on there is a little aggression in the trapezoidal air dam, but that rapidly fades once you change the viewing angle to the front three-quarter. From the side it is a tradional three-box silhouette and from the rear the boot looks proportionate. It is a good looking car, this, but the adage of familiarity breeding contempt applies here. It is unfortunately too common a design for anyone to give a second glance to.
The age of the design is another minus point – in the age where prominent creases and strong lines in sheet metal are desired from even a low-cost car, the Fiesta’s smooth sides and barely-there creases aren’t aggressive enough.However, it does look fetching in select colours. If you like your sedan with the traditional look, the Classic will hit all the right notes.
What is the Fiesta like on the inside? Read about it here.
Is the performance and handling any good? Find out here.
First Published on 11:55 am, December 19, 2011