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Name: Ford Ikon
Versions: 1.3EXi NXT, 1.6SXi, 1.6ZXi Petrol, 1.4 TDCi Diesel
In Production till: 2010
Body type: Sedan
Ford launched the Ikon in 1999 in India; it was Fords second car after the Escort and turned out to be Fords bestselling car in India. The ‘Josh’ machine Ikon was launched in two engine variants, 1.3liter ROCAM-powered petrol engine and the brilliant 1.6L petrol, the 1.3 pumped out 70bhp at 5000rpm and 100Nm of torque at 3500rpm which turned out to be decent for driving in the city roads and even for the highway stints. But the real charmer is the 1.6L petrol which produced 91bhp at 5500rpm and 130Nm of torque at 2500rpm which is rev happy and loves to be pushed. Ikon is a driver’s car and loved to be pushed around the corners, slightly stiff suspension setup does the job perfectly and despite of being stiff they don’t compromise on the ride quality. Ikon’s rev happy engines does takes a toll on its fuel efficiency the 1.3 returns an overall efficiency of around 10kmpl followed by the 1.6 which returns around 8.5kmpl of overall average, it is the diesel motor that takes the points here, it returns an average of 15kmpl overall which might not be the segment best but is considerably good. There was an upgrade to the Ikon in 2008 which included the new facia and minor changes to the interiors as well. Ikon was discontinued in 2010.
In the used car market Ikon can be bought between a price range of Rs80000-350000. Service and spare parts is handled by Ford and shouldn’t be a big problem.
Engine CC: 1299cc/1597cc Petrol- 1399cc Diesel Power: 70bhp/5000rpm-91bhp/5500rpm
Fuel economy (city): 14.1 kmpl
Fuel economy (highway): 17.9 kmpl
Fuel tank capacity:45L
Top speed: kmph
Transmission: 5 Speed
Wheel size: 13”
Pros Extra ordinary mileage 23km per litre, amazing space, excellent performance just like a petrol car
Cons Almost same desingn as old model, thin tyres, interiors lack rear light
I bought my Ford Ikon Duratorq in December 2008. I have covered about 4000 km and the mileage has just amazed me. I am getting a staggering 23 km per litre of diesel. Colors are good I own a morello color Ikon. Its performance is very good unlike other diesel cars pick up is great with and without AC.1st servicing is to be done after 15000km so hope this car is easy on my pocket. Leg space is superb its like lying down when u sit in seat next to driver.However the new car still has most of it old looks, just the front grill has some changes which is good but more could have been dine. The sporty small steering wheel makes it a delight to drive. But braking could have been more affective this may be due to thin tyres compared to previous model. Over all as i stated in my headline it is a economy car thumbs up to it.
56 of 58 users found this review helpful.
Pros Extremely Peppy
Cons Poor Mileage
The car is quite peppy and is a good value for money for the reduced price. In fact, it is quite safe as well. The look is now stale as Ford has dragged this model far too long.
11 of 14 users found this review helpful.
Pros Ok looks, worst milege
Cons Old interiors
I bought FORD Ikon some 3 years back, though that its a mean machine, but proven wrong, car is bad in handling, does not reach to 120km. When it was new it was good but after a year passed the performance falled down and still going down. Every 2nd month car needs a mechanic and he on an average gives me bill of Rs. 7-8000/-. It has a problem of getting heated up and has a poor resale. I am sick of FORD. Guys anyone planning to buy any ford think twice. Why dont theif\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s stole my car, trust me I would be the most happiest person alive on this mother earth it this happens.
21 of 35 users found this review helpful.
Pros good for highways with good ballance......on wheels.
Cons average interiors
i bought ford ikon in 2001, drove more that 1,50,000 Km single handedly. My experience is,never try to go to road side mechinic in the last u will have to go to ford service centre. very high maintance cost.The car is only for those,who loves driving please supbeb ballance on the wheels. Looks wise this a best in this segment. Feroz Ghayas Manager (HR) ONGC Limited New Delhi. 09968282503
28 of 35 users found this review helpful.
Cons mantinence issues from a mechanical point of view,
Have had the pleasure of owing an ikon going as far back as to the last month of 99 a diesel 1.8 that is and more recentely a 1.6 SXI petrol..if i go back to my 1.8 back in the day i must say that the Ikon was the most modern thing i could have laid my hands on..it was good looking..had all the frills a mid size would need..BUT..Ford was a BIG BIG let down in respect to the engine..god the number of breakdowns i had, besides that it was a thums up..lets "zip" across to the present day..my Ikon's still pretty much the same as it was back then though its a much more recent model ( petrol )..still has some servicing issues...hey wait if i hae so many complaints why am i taking the time to actually jot this review down...well have had many many cars in between from luxury to small but when it came to down to picking a car one that my pocket could afford at this point, there was something about this baby..even though it was a close to 10 year old look..it still grabbed my attention, it still had the frills that any other car born about now would have..and what do you know..Ford has a splendid dealer network as on date, and in my opinion a 24x7 on road service that "wait hold your breath" could, rather would, give Mercedes or even BMW a run for there money ( i wonder why they need such a flawless breakdown service :) ha ha )..well my verdict..if your looking for an affordable, still in vogue design, the usual in car frills, peace of mind on the road in respect to breakdown backup, above average mileage and a badge that is respected the world over then yes my friend the Ikon is the car for you..i got to run now..the open highway's calling..
17 of 26 users found this review helpful.
Pros great handling, comfortable ride, very good on highway.
Cons pathetic interiors, old design, nothig new.
i bought my flair in mar 2006. highway performance is good and gives an avg of 16 km/l. the fuel economy in city is poor about 10 km/l. the interiors as compared to modern cars is pathetic. pickup goes down drastically when the ac is swithed on. worst comes when it comes to spare parts.. damn costly. one glaring problem is of the AC. within 2 yrs the heat control valve of the AC goes defective. either the coolar or the heater can be used if one doesn't want to replace the valve. overall an expensive car to maintain.
62 of 78 users found this review helpful.
Pros good milage in city exelent ac and pickup comfortable driver car
Cons expensive spare parts and bad servise network
ford ikon flair is aexelent city and hihway car give milage of 14 kms/L with ac on in city ,also have avery good pickup even at ac on ,it has a fun to drive with exelent powr steering and brakes.overall good valu for money car
18 of 23 users found this review helpful.