We try the Ford Fiesta 2015 sedan "taste"
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Ford Fiesta is the best-selling compact car in 2011-2014 in Europe. The history of the car began in 1972, and in 2014 in Naberezhnye Chelny (Republic of Tatarstan) they began assembling a new generation of Fiesta, designed to win the hearts of the Russian consumer. We decided to figure out what exactly the manufacturers bring to our attention in 2015.
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To appreciate the charm of this compact handsome man, we went to a place where you can taste the spirit of Europe and understand why Fiesta has been so loved there for many years, in the realm of parmesan and jamon.
The car looks attractive, menacing and elegant. It will definitely stand out. While driving to Vnukovo, the owner of the Ford Focus greeted us with joy and raised his finger with a smile of approval.
The “face” of the car was “tightened up” a little. The size of the air intake has been reduced. For fog lights in the bumper appeared separate inserts-pockets. The headlights retained their bulge and fender flare.
The rest of the appearance has not changed much. The back is pretty simple and no frills.
Mirrors are small, but very informative. Due to the bends, they cover many lanes, which is convenient on the wide Moscow highways.
In our version of the car, there was a convenient button on the door handles, when pressed, the car obediently opened and closed.
From under the windshield, the glass eyes of the Active City Stop look trustingly at us. This system will help a careless driver and slow down in front of an obstacle, saving the bumper from damage. It is needed if someone suddenly listened to the radio in a traffic jam and did not slow down. The system operates at speeds up to 30 km/h. We tried - it works. But at the very last moment. Nerves were on edge.
The rear lights are very simple and look like other headlights in the Ford range. At such moments, it is customary to write about "globalization, unification and standardization." Well, yes. This is true.
An airplane flies past us. We decide that we have studied the car enough from the outside. Let's look inside.
The trunk is not happy with the huge capacity. It is unlikely that it will be possible to take this car for sowing work - many potatoes will not enter. But to throw a couple of scooters, a few bags and move to the park to rest - here the Fiesta fits perfectly.
In our configuration, the rear seats folded down, opening up additional space for things from the trunk.
But if you are hoping to help move the refrigerator, then we hasten to upset you - the shape of the arch on which the seats rested will not allow you to do this. Rather, this thing will be useful to lovers of skiing or snowboarding.
For tall passengers under two meters behind it will be cramped.
But there is a separate socket for charging the phone!
And the manufacturers have provided a convenient shelf for things on the back shelf. A trifle, but nice.
We crawl into the driver's seat.
Here we have everything “in Ford style”: a large front panel, deep instrument wells. Simple and tasteful.
We forgot to ask the guys from Ford Motors what the black window in the center is.
Multimedia control on the steering wheel. You quickly get used to voice control and more and more often press the central button. "Okay, Ford, give me Tanya the Third Size, mobile."
The center console is a bit like a TV remote - it's Sonu. Buttons, knobs. Everything is pressed, everything is switched. Understandable and convenient. The central handle is responsible only for the volume.
Button instead of ignition. Pressed - the engine started. Pressed - muffled. Miracles.
Light control console. Once I turned it on in the "Auto" mode and forgot. The headlights will turn on and off themselves at the right time.
Climate control. It works pretty well, it warms up if it's cool, and cools down if it's +25 outside. Below - clips for change and cards. European theme, but soon we will have a lot of toll roads, then you will need these things too.
The information display is hidden in a deep niche and does not glare in the sun. Top navigation card slot. If you connect your phone via Bluetooth, you can even display SMS text on the screen or a female robot can read it with her pleasant voice. Thanks to the Ford SYNC system. During the week of the test, we are very accustomed to it. Convenient thing.
Parktronic is also present. In big cities, this is not a luxury, but a means of survival for your bumper!
A separate USB connector for those who forgot the adapter at home, and the phone is almost dead. Bliss.
Under the hood of the new model is a 1.6-liter engine. There is only one for all trim levels, but depending on the transmission, the total power varies from 85 to 120 horses. At the same time, the consumption on the highway at a speed of 110 km / h is only 4.5 liters. Measured.
Summing up, I would like to say that the car falls in love with itself at first sight. It is fast, steers well, a little harsh on bumps, but this is an adaptation to our harsh “pit” conditions. The most demanding and demanding driver will find a lot of additional options "for themselves." Ford offers many trim levels, and the base price starts at 449,000 rubles (at the time of publication, according to Ford.ru).