Monday, 22 October 2012


The sleek and stylish Ford Fiesta just got an extra dose of flair with the introduction of the Limited Edition Fiesta Magnet. Just 75 models will go on sale in November, but dealers will already start taking orders for the special model.

The Fiesta Magnet stands apart from the crowd with its up-rated performance credentials, unique interior and exterior styling elements and connected mobility features.

Powered by a 1.6-litre Duratec Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) petrol engine, the Magnet boasts improved performance credential with power increasing from 88kW to 99kW and torque output up from 152Nm to 160Nm. The racier hatch also features a specially designed sports suspension to complete the dynamic package.

With looks to match its performance intentions the Magnet sports body-colour front and rear bumpers with side-skirts and aerofoil, rocker-panel mouldings and a sporty rear spoiler, available in any colour you want, as long as it’s black. Further details unique to the Magnet’s exterior appearance are a unique front grille surround, painted fog lamp rings, halogen projector headlamps with black bezel and privacy glass on rear side windows and tailgate glass. To complete the look, it rides on black 17” alloy wheels.

Inside the cabin the exclusive treatment continues with the addition of black leather sports seats with silver stitching and seat heaters in the front seats. The steering wheel, with gloss black spoke shells, is similarly finished in black leather and silver stitching, while alloy pedal capping’s, front and rear Magnet door mats and a heated windshield complete the stylish interior atmosphere.

Already equipped with impressive features including heated power mirrors with integrated indicators, remote central locking, , power windows, cruise control and  Electronic Air Temperature Control (EATC), the Magnet offers all the creature comforts one would desire together with an impressive In Car Entertainment (ICE) system. The Magnet’s ICE system features Bluetooth with Voice Control, in combination with steering wheel, audio and cruise control buttons, giving one the freedom to connect on the go.

As with all models in the Fiesta range, the Magnet is equipped with exceptional safety features. An Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is standard across the entire Fiesta range. EBD automatically varies the amount of force applied to each of a vehicle's brakes based on road conditions, speed and loading to maximise stopping power while still maintaining control of the vehicle.

The Magnet also comes equipped with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Traction Control, seven airbags consisting of dual-front, dual-side, curtain and driver knee airbags, Driver and Passenger belt minders and Seatbelt pre-tensioners. Additional convenience to the safety package extends to rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and automatic headlamps.

The Ford Fiesta range is offered with a 4-year / 120 000km warranty and 4-year / 60 000km service plan. Service intervals are staggered at 20 000km intervals for this petrol derivative. Customers will also benefit from 3-years of Roadside Assistance and a 5-year corrosion warranty.
The Fiesta Magnet will go on sale for R229 000.


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