Ford Ikon is First Produced
The Ford Ikon is a sedan version of the Ford Fiesta Mark V on the Ford B3 platform.
It is manufactured and sold in India. It used to be manufactured and sold in South Africa, Mexico and China where production ended in December 2006, September 2007 and 2007 respectively.
The Mexican and South African Ikon was closely based on the European Mark IV and V Fiesta, delivering vehicle attributes that would have been acceptable to European customers. The India Ikon has a cheaper suspension, interior and front end structure. The China Ikon was somewhere in between.
In Mexico, Brazil and China, the Ikon was marketed as a Fiesta sedan. In Brazil, this model has been replaced by a new 4 door model based on the South American Fiesta. In South Africa, the Ikon has been replaced by a different 4 door model based on the European Fiesta Mark VI (but different exterior sheetmetal) and manufactured in India. (This vehicle is badged Fiesta in India and has not replaced the Ikon in the Indian market.)
Ford relaunched its Ford Ikon in November 2008 with diesel engine and better exterior changes making it match with the competition faced from Maruti and General Motors in India.
Ford India introduced its Ford Ikon diesel with iKool edition with features like an iPod compatible music system, rear spoiler, Autocop Anti Theft System and Leather Seat Covers
Ford Ikon was initially rolled out in India in 1999. The automobile saw its latest model, by the name of 'Flair', being launched in 2006. A product of Ford India, the car is very youthful, with sporty features in the interiors as well as exteriors. Packed with advanced safety features, the mid-size sedan offers its occupants a high level of comfort. The responsive engine delivers good fuel efficiency as well.
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2000-2007 (in Mexico)
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Platform Ford B3 platform
1.3L 55kW & 1.6L 70kW SOHC petrol, 1.8L 44kW Diesel I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual, 4 speed auto in China.
Wheelbase 2486 mm (97.9 in)
Length 4140 mm (163 in)
Width 1634 mm (60.4 in)
Height 1379 mm (54.3 in)
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