Ford Ikon is a fashionable sedan which runs with sophistication. This car is manufactured by Ford Motor Company and has been assembling in Chennai, India to be sold there from 2008. Until December 2006 it used to be manufactured in South Africa, Mexico and China. It is a 4 door sedan with a FF layout of Ford B3 platform. Spacious interior has become bright with dual light brown tone and accessories like rear reading lamps.

Comfort, style and features

The car has an overall length of 4140 mm, width of 1634 mm, height of 1,379 mm and 2486 mm wheelbase. The fuel tank capacity of Ford Ikon is 45 liters. The design and interior of the Ford Ikon is really very comfortable and eye soothing. It has an ultimate suspension design, a balanced bodywork and sharp navigation accuracy. The perfect bonnet line, the cat-eye headlamps, the straight line, high booted affair at the back- all of these make a decent well formed look for Ikon. The car has separate sub frame mounted with independent McPherson Struts.

In the rear it also has strut type coil spring/damper units. This is a perfect car for young drivers with a predictable handling and excellent suspension dynamic. Ikon remains firm even beyond 4,000 rpm on the highways. The growling engines make the car more adventures for the young drivers. There is enough room for the occupants inside the car with comfortable fabric seats and small storage space inside the spacious cabin. It includes air-conditioning and power windows on all doors in the standard features. The iKool edition of Frod Ikon also has facilities like iPod compatible music system, leather seat covers, Auto Anti Theft System and rear spoiler. It also has the latest Scheduled Service Plan (SSP), Roadside Assistance and other ford service plans which make ford Ikon a wonderful experience.

Safety features

All of the standard safety features are available in Ford Ikon which includes Dynamic safety Engineers, childproof rear locks, laminated glazed screen, front and rear side seat belts, front and rear side impact door beams, center high mount stop lamp, remote keyless entry anti-theft system and central locking electric fuel cap release. It also has crumple zones and the latest in occupant resistant systems.

The variants

Ford India launched the Ford Ikon in India with both of the fuel (petrol and diesel) compatible engines. The 1.3L in-line4, 69 bhp petrol engine produces torque of 105 Nm @ 2,500 rpm and 1.4L I-4 TDci, 67 bhp diesel engine with DuraTorq. In both options, a 5- speed manual transmission is mater with the engine.

Ford Ikon offers six variant models to the purchasers. They are 1.3 LXi, 1.3 Flair, 1.6 EXi, 1.6 ZXi, 1.8 EXi and 1.8 ZXi. All of these models are available in the market within the range of Rs 4.9 lakhs to Rs 5.5 lakhs. In short it can be said that this car proffers consistency and superior handling in an affordable price range.

All of these modern and standard features make this car completely ready for competing with its contemporary competitors like Renault Logan and Maruti Suzuki Dezire.

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