Ford Classic Titanium diesel sedan launched at Rs 7.82 lacs: Best mileage in class at 32.38 kmpl

Ford India is well aware of customer’s demands when it comes to vehicles offering value for money. Higher the fuel efficiency more the demand especially in a country like India. The new Classic Titanium variant offered by Ford India promises to meet customer’s expectations to the hilt. The diesel variant offers 32.38 kmpl while the petrol variant offers 21.27 kmpl, besides delivering quality and high level of drivability.

Ford Classic Titanium is available in petrol and diesel options and while the former is priced at Rs.6,86,400, the latter is priced at Rs.7,82,000. Being offered with nine new segment leading features is what will make this model from Ford India best in its class where features, comfort and convenience are concerned.

Ford Classic Titanium is the first car in its segment to be fitted with a stereo system with Bluetooth with hands free operation. Automatic adjustment of volume of stereo system, additional safety locks which even ensures locking of doors when left open while vehicle is in motion are some of the features seen in the revised model.

A peep into its interiors and one will find luxuriously upholstered seats giving the cabin a spacious and well ventilated feel. The new Classic Titanium is fitted with new alloy wheels and a new black front grille. It is fitted with a 1.6 liter Duratec petrol engine and a 1.4 liter TDCi Duratorq diesel engine giving enhanced performance optimum fuel consumption and is available in a choice of six exciting colors such as Paprika Red, Panther Black, Diamond White, Chill Metallic, Moon Dust Silver and Sea Grey.

For more information, read the press release below.

Auto News Release

Ford India Launches New Classic Titanium Variant

·         The “Ford Classic Titanium,” a new variant of the popular Ford Classic sedan comes augmented with nine new segment-leading features, offering customers best-in-class features, comfort and convenience

·         Adding a zing to the fun-to-drive Ford Classic, the Classic Titanium will be available both petrol and diesel engine options. Classic Titanium Petrol variant is now available at Rs. 6,86,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and Classic Titanium Diesel variant at Rs 7,82,000

·         The Classic Titanium variant will continue delivering quality, excellent driveability with a class-leading fuel efficiency of 32.38 kmpl*

New Delhi, India, July 16, 2012 – In tune with its brand promise of ‘Go Further’ to bring new variants of its class leading vehicles to customers, Ford India today bolstered its offering in the B-segment by introducing a new variant –Ford Classic Titanium– at an attractive price point of Rs. 6,86,400 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

Smarter with nine Segment-leading Features

The elegant new Ford Classic Titanium is loaded with many new segment-leading features:

First car in its segment to get a stereo system equipped with Bluetooth that combines the convenience of connectivity with the safety of hands free operation
Speed sensing volume controls ensure that you don’t have to keep adjusting the volume as the vehicle’s speed changes. The Classic Titanium adjusts the volume of the stereo system on its own
Drive-away locks provide an added level of safety for your near and dear ones with the doors left open locking automatically when the vehicle starts moving
The new Classic Titanium’s all-new beige interior trim lends a refreshed, light and airy feeling to the cabin, giving it a luxurious feel
The new Classic Titanium’s all new alloy wheel design enhances the vehicle’s stance and gives its better on-road handling dynamics
Body-coloured ORVMs and new black front grille lend it a contemporary and stylish look

“We have been listening to our customers to offer a value proposition with smart technologies and best-in-class features with the introduction of the Titanium variant in our Ford Classic range. By bringing in Bluetooth telephony in this segment and integrating eight other outstanding features, we have delivered on our promise to democratize technology and add unmatched value to a reliable, fun-to-drive Ford Classic”, said Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India.

The new Classic Titanium retains its core Ford DNA of surefooted balance on the road, responsive steering and compliant suspension. Its reputation as a driver’s car is enhanced by the choice of refined, trusty and proven 1.6 litre Duratec petrol engine and 1.4 litre TDCi Duratorq diesel engines, which deliver the optimum mix of gripping performance and frugal fuel consumption. While the diesel variant of the Titanium returns 32.38 kmpl* as tested by Autocar Cross Country Drive, the petrol variant is rated for a fuel efficiency of 21.27 kmpl*.

“With its refreshed interiors, amazing fuel-efficiency and performance, the Classic Titanium is one of the most compelling products in its segment today,” Boneham added.

Available in 6 exciting new colors- Paprika Red, Panther Black, Diamond White, Chill Metallic, Moon Dust Silver and Sea Grey, the new variant comes covered with Ford Classic’s comprehensive 2 year / 100,000 km warranty, offering a low cost of ownership and peace of mind to its customers.

Ford Classic was ranked highest by TNS for Customer Satisfaction in the `Midsize Segment’, in their latest Automotive 2010 India Total Customer Satisfaction (TCS) study. The car has been also widely acclaimed for its class-leading fuel efficiency in various cross-country drives by several leading auto publications such as Autocar.