News is about that sometime from the end of the month on, the Ford Fiesta 1.6 LX sedan will be available in slightly upgraded form, featuring a few new items on the equipment list. An example of the type was on show at the recent Ford roadshow at Sunway Pyramid.

Bluetooth capability and USB are now included, and that also means the addition of a steering wheel control, which wasn’t on the original sedan. The most significant inclusion is with the Safety Pack, which means the LX sedan will now come with seven airbags (driver, passenger, side, curtains as well as knee), a jump from the single one previously.

In line with this, the pricing for the sedan has been increased from RM78,888 to RM81,388 (on-the-road, with insurance), a jump of RM2,500 – it will only be available in this guise from now on. Aside from these new bits, the rest of the car remains as before – the sedan still comes shod with 15-inch alloys, and without the higher-grade fabric seats, leather steering wheel and fog lights as found on the Sport hatchback, so it’s not tagged as a ‘high-specification’ model, but rather as an upgraded variant.

Meanwhile, word is that the limited-run XTR Sapphire edition hatchback – in blue and white exterior colour choices – is set to make its debut sometime in July, replete with the blue-coded fabric interior, seven airbags, bodykit and transfers as noted previously, with indicative pricing being RM88,888, a 6k premium over the Sport.