Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford Fiesta Debuts at Showrooms Across Malaysia at RM86,988
Ford has just announced that its new Ford Fiesta comes in two variants, the five-door Sport and the four-door Titanium, both variants feature an introductory price of RM86,9881 for Peninsular Malaysia; both are currently available for booking. Malaysians eager for their first opportunity to get up close and personal with the new Ford Fiesta will have their chance at the vehicle’s debut roadshow at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur beginning 26 September. In addition, selected variants of the all-new Ranger XL, the all-new Kuga, the all-new Focus and the all-new Focus ST will be featured at Ford roadshows nationwide. The new Ford Fiesta keeps the roadshow party going into October with additional stops scheduled in Penang and Skudai, before circling back for its final stop in Petaling Jaya. Dates and locations for the upcoming Ford roadshows are as follows:
|26-30 September||Midvalley, Kuala Lumpur|
|2-6 October||Queensbay Mall, Penang|
|16-20 October||Sutera Mall, Skudai|
|30 October –|
|Suria Mall, Kota Kinabalu|
|30 October –|
|Sunway Pyramid, Sunway, Petaling Jaya|
As the world’s best-selling sub-compact car in 2012, interest and anticipation for the new Fiesta are already running high in Malaysia. Thanks to the success of Ford’s pre-launch social media marketing campaign, “Join the All-New Fiesta Movement,” Malaysian Fiesta fans already associate the vehicle with social experiences, adventure and embracing spontaneity.
Come One, Come All! It’s the new Ford Fiesta Launch Celebration
On 28 September, Malaysia welcomes the new Fiesta with a massive launch party, celebrating the hitz.fm Birthday Invasion LIVE concert at Taylors Lakeside University Campus in Subang Jaya. Admission is free and all are welcome to join in the festive atmosphere.
The event will feature performances by international singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Chester See along with top Malaysian music acts such as Estranged, James Baum, They Will Kill Us All, K-Town Clan, Da Vagabonds, Joe Flizzow, Mizz Nina and Pop Shuvit & Project EAR. Those attending the event will also get to party with the hitz.fm announcers including Ean, Jinny Boy, RD, Ryan & Denise as they entertain the crowd with their funny antics.
The Sleek New Ford Fiesta – Stunning Looks and Impressive Features
The new Ford Fiesta features a stunning exterior redesign that emphasises the Fiesta’s sporty persona – Ford’s signature trapezoidal front grille, laser-cut headlamps, new rear spoiler for the five-door sport variant and a new bumper fascia and chrome accents for the four-sedan variant.
Meanwhile, the new Ford Fiesta’s interior has been upgraded with a mobile-phone inspired dashboard, leather-covered steering wheel and high-gloss finish on the instrument panel, underscoring the new Fiesta’s premium look. The five-door sport variant features leather and fabric seats, while the four-door sedan variant offers full leather seats.
The vehicle has been upgraded with impressive smart technologies, giving drivers a fantastic mix of connectivity and driving pleasure. The new Fiesta introduces Ford’s exclusive SYNC™ technology to the Fiesta range, offering voice-command technology that enables drivers to place and take calls, select music and listen to text messages, all while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Additional smart features include keyless entry, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) air-conditioning, power wing mirrors with auto-fold and more.
In addition, the new Ford Fiesta will be powered by the global 1.5-litre twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) four-cylinder petrol engine at launch. It delivers 82 kW (112 PS) of power at 6,300 rpm and peak torque of 140 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The 1.5-litre Ti-VCT engine is paired with the efficient Ford PowerShift® six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift®, providing fuel economy as good as 5.8 L/100km and carbon dioxide emissions of137 g/km.
To help drivers improve their eco-driving skills, the new Ford Fiesta features Ford EcoMode, a handy software application that measures the fuel efficiency of the driver’s gear shifting, consistency and speed. Those with fuel-efficient driving skills are rewarded with in-car kudos in the form of a leaf icon displayed on the instrument cluster.
Further taking the stress out of driving, the new Ford Fiesta comes with rear parking aid with park pilot that keeps drivers from backing into obstacles they cannot see.
Ford is now offering a five-year warranty or a 200,000 km bumper-to-bumper new vehicle warranty for the new Fiesta. As with all Ford passenger vehicles available in Malaysia, the new Fiesta also comes with Ford’s Extended Service Plan (ESP) to provide added peace of mind to customers at no extra cost. Ford ESP is a free three-year or 60,000km maintenance programme that covers parts and labour free of charge. In addition to routine inspection and maintenance services, Ford’s ESP covers free replacements for selected wear-and-tear items, including spark plugs, shock absorbers, engine belts, brake pads and wiper blades. For more information about Ford in Malaysia and the new Fiesta, please visit ford.net.my. For the latest information about the new Fiesta, please visit the Fiesta Malaysia Facebook page at facebook.com/fordfiestamy.