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Ford Ikon is a very popular car in India and comes in six variants

Ford Ikon

Ford Ikon
Ford Ikon is a stylish sedan which runs with elegance. Cpacious interior is enhanced with dual beige tone and accessories like rear reading lamps. The engine runs smoothly, making driving the car fun. The car has competent chassis, good ride and comfort. With good interior quality and mileage, owning the car is a thing of pleasure. Having responsive engine with good fuel efficiency, the vehicle is a pleasure to drive on Indian roads.

Design and Interior
Ikon has optimized suspension design, a balanced chassis and sharp steering precision. The car has independent McPherson Struts mounted on separate sub-frame and a heavy-duty twist-beam with strut-type coil spring/damper units on the rear. The suspension dynamics is excellent and the handling is predictable. Even on high speeds, the car is firm on highways. The engine growls and young drivers like to drive it.

In short, the car offers reliability and good handling in affordable price. The cabin has the passengers. The car provides a choice of small storage spaces inside the roomy cabin. The standard features of include power windows on all doors, fabric seats and air-conditioning.

Variants and Price
Ford Ikon is available in six variants - 1.3 LXi, 1.3 Flair, 1.6 EXi, 1.6 ZXi, 1.8 EXi, and 1.8 ZXi. The car is available in the range of Rs 4.9 lakhs and Rs 5.5 lakhs.

Engine
Ikon petrol version uses the 1.3L ROCAM (Roller Finger Camshaft) engine which generates 69 [email protected],500 rpm and torque of 105 [email protected],500 rpm. The diesel version comes with a 1.4 DuraTorq TDCi In-line 4 engine producing 67 bhp of power. In both variants, the engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Safety
Highly developed Dynamic Safety Engineering (DSE) program has been incorporated in Ford Ikon. Some of the key safety features include side impact beams, crumple zones, a monocoque body and the latest in occupant restraint systems.

Technical Specifications

Engine
1.3L SOHC
Displacement 1299 cc
Max. power 70 [email protected] rpm
Max. torque 105 [email protected] rpm
Cylinders 4 in-line
Fuel injection SEFI
Compression ratio 10.2 : 1
Emission level Stage III

Transmissions
Ford B5 manual five-speed transmission
Gear ratios:
1st 3.58
2nd 1.93
3rd 1.28
4th 0.95
5th 0.76
Reverse 3.62
Final drive ratios:
1.3 SOHC M5 4.06

Suspension
Front Independent MacPherson struts with offset coil spring/damper units and lower L-arms in optimised vertical bushes mounted on separate sub-frame.
Rear Semi-independent twist-beam with strut-type coil spring/damper units. Dual-path body mounts.

Steering
Type Fixed ratio rack and pinion with power assistance (PAS)
Turning diameter (kerb-to-kerb) 9.9 m

Brakes
Type Dual circuit, diagonally split, hydraulically-operated disc front and drum rear. Vacuum servo assistance. Rear brake pressure control valve.
Front 240 mm dia. x 20 mm wide ventilated discs
Rear 180 mm dia. drums with 30 mm wide shoes

Exterior Dimensions
Overall length 4140 mm
Overall width 1634 mm
Wheelbase 2486 mm

Interior Dimensions
Head room - Front 982 mm
Head room - Rear 968 mm
Leg room 1036 mm
Shoulder room 1325 mm

Fuel
1.3L SOHC
Fuel type Unleaded petrol
Fuel tank capacity (Litres) 45

Features

Safety 1.3 Flair
S - Standard. O - Optional. na - Not Available.
Laminated windscreen S
Child-proof rear locks S
Front and rear side impact door beams S
Front and rear seat belts S
Headlamps-on warning buzzer na
Centre high mount stop lamp S
Sporty fog lamps S
Ford Dynamic Safety Engineering (DSE) S
Central locking and electric fuel cap release S
Sparkling clear headlamps S

Comfort and Convenience 1.3 Flair
S - Standard. O - Optional. na - Not Available.
400 litre luggage compartment capacity S
Interior theme - truffle S
Instrumentation-black dials S
Smaller sporty steering wheel na
CFC-free air-conditioning S
Tachometer S
Power windows na
Two 45 watt speakers S
Boot light S

Power and Performance 1.3 Flair
S - Standard. O - Optional. na - Not Available.
Euro III compliant S
5 speed manual transmission S

Handling 1.3 Flair
S - Standard. O - Optional. na - Not Available.
Power steering S
4.9 metre turning circle radius S
Front suspension - McPherson strut mounted on separate sub frame S
Rear suspension - Heavy duty twist beam with strut-type coil spring/damper unity S
Brakes: front disc/rear drum S