Maruti DZire rivaling Ford compact sedan for Delhi Auto Expo
Ford is getting ready to reveal a new compact sedan concept. A global reveal, this new car is expected will be based on the next gen Figo platform, B562, which is much lighter and sturdier than the existing Ford Figo platform.
Once launched, this new Ford compact under 4 meter sedan will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki DZire and Honda Amaze in the entry level sedan segment of the Indian auto industry. This segment is very lucrative for car manufacturers. Honda Amaze and Maruti DZire alone, generate numbers of about 22k units every month, and industry analysts have confirmed that this segment is going to grow even further in the coming months.
Keeping this in mind, there are going to be new launches in this segment. Hyundai has already announced a Grand i10 sedan, and now Ford will reveal their under 4 meter sedan for India. Once launched, this new Ford sedan will replace the current Fiesta Classic. Launch of new Ford sedan will take place in 2015.
As far as engine options are concerned, Ford could power this new sedan with their 1.0l EcoBoost engine and a 1.5l diesel, the same options which are offered on their EcoSport compact SUV in India.
Ford will display this car at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, but they will showcase the car at a media only screening on 3rd Feb. Rush Lane will be at the event and bring you more details, stright from the horse’s mouth. Stay tuned.