Ford Figo Review & First Drive

Ford Figo Overview

The Ford Figo is a hatchback offered by the American carmaker which is powered by three engine options, a 1.2 litre petrol, 1.5 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel. The larger petrol engine is available only in the top end Titanium variant with a dual clutch automatic transmission. The 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engines have a 5 speed manual gearbox. The higher variants of the Ford Figo hatchback comes with ABS (Anti locking Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), six airbags and traction control. Ford Figo in Tryaldrive

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Ford Figo Exterior & Style

As can be seen in the Ford Figo pictures of the exteriors, Figo hatchback and Aspire sedan are indistinguishable except for the additional boot fixed at the rear of Aspire. Leave that apart and you can very well confuse Figo hatchback to the sedan version. Similar modish radiator grille in the front with multiple chrome bars boosts the overall outer look. Again the identical swooping head lights flank front grille, trickle to the lower bumper and you will notice the petite lower grille and fog lamps in higher variants. Side profile is simple yet impressive, it gets body

colour matching outside rear view mirrors, body painted outside door handles, multiple spoke alloy wheels, indicators and subtle character lines. The outside rear view mirrors get integrated turn indicators along with power adjustable and foldable functions. At the back, wrap around tail lights are present, an integrated roof spoiler, fog lights and body coloured bumper pretty much define the rear styling.

Ford Figo Interior & Space

As the car is relatively longer as compared to its competitors, the breadth can be seen inside as well. The wheelbase of 2491mm provides ample knee room for the rear passengers. The cabin is spacious with comfortable seats that are very well supported. Every detail on the dashboard resembles that of elder sibling Aspire except the silver and grey colour combination. The lighter colour scheme has also added airiness inside the cabin.

The three-pod instrument cluster not only looks good but also informative and easy to read. The v-shaped center console is in line with Ford’s design philosophy which also houses 4.2inch SYNC multimedia infotainment system with USB, Bluetooth, and Aux in connectivity. In terms of equipment, the hatch gets automatic climate control, 3-spoke steering wheel, mounted audio controls, MyFord Dock, Ford MyKey for restricting speed and volume, 20 different storage spaces and height adjustable driver seat.

Ford Figo Engine & Performance

The Ford Figo hatchback is powered by three engine options, a 1.5 litre TCDi diesel, a 1.2 litre Ti-VCT petrol and a 1.5 litre Ti-VCT petrol. While the most variants come with a 1.2 litre engine in the petrol trims, the Titanium AT version gets the 1.5 litre unit. The Ford Figo’s diesel options get a 1.5 litre engine only. The 1.2 litre petrol engine generates 87 hp of power at 6,300 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 1.5 litre petrol unit produces 110 hp of power at 6,300 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. The 1.5 litre TCDi diesel engine churns out 99 hp of power at 3,750 rpm and 215 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm to 3,000 rpm.

The Ford Figo has a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes. The 5-speed manual transmission is available on the 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engine optons. The 1.5 litre Titanium petrol powered Ford Figo comes with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmisssion which is the only dual-clutch automatic option available in the premium hatchback segment right now.The Ford Figo hatchback has a claimed fuel efficiency/mileage of 18.16 km/l for the petrol engine options and 25.83 km/l for the diesel engine options. For its segment, these mileage figures are acceptable.

Ford Figo Driving Dynamics

The suspension has been tweaked for maximum comfort and completely in line with mass-market taste. And the comfort centric design is reflected in the suspension setup. The car fairly manages bad roads and undulations with the impressive 174mm ground clearance adding more to the comfort factor by aptly dealing with potholes.The car shines at low speeds, offering compliant ride quality to both front and rear passengers. The steering is also light in the cities and behaves just like other modern hatchbacks.

Ford Figo Braking & Safety

Braking duties are performed by disc brakes in front and drum brakes at rear. On the safety front, Figo hatchback gets a number of equipments such as six airbags, anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, among the prominent ones. Besides the aforementioned safety features, the hatchback also feature engine immobilizer and driver seatbelt reminder. Some features are exclusive to automatic version like electronic stability control; traction control and hill start assist.

Ford Figo Cost in New Delhi

Ford Figo Ex-Showroom Price in New Delhi ranges from 4,78,875/- (Figo 1.2P Base MT) to 7,79,139/- (Figo 1.5P Titanium AT). Get best offers for Ford Figo from Ford Dealers in New Delhi. Check for Figo price in New Delhi at Carzprice

Ford Figo Conclusion

Compared to the first generation model, the Figo embodies plethora changes and good news is that these changes have bettered the hatchback. Exterior styling is in line with Aspire, similarities don’t end here even the interiors and engine choices are similar. The automatic option comes with a number of additional features missing in the rest of the line-up. Performance is not as good as one would expect but the other pros in the hatchback are good enough to make do with this void. Interiors are not just stylish but comfortable too in terms of space. With dual front airbags as standard and total six airbags employed for occupants’ safety, Figo has a cusp over rivals. Pricing is affordable which should also work in the vehicle’s favor.

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