One of the most reputed and popular automakers in the country's car marketplace are Ford India. They have quite a few cars running in different segments of the car market. Most of their vehicles in the country and also in the global car markets are doing stupendous sales, since they have been launched. They have a charming hatchback from their stable, Ford Figo, which is doing impressive revenue generation since it was launched in the country. This impressive hatchback is being offered with both petrol and diesel engine options for the populace to select from. This hatchback Ford Figo is made available in four trims each of petrol and diesel engines. The mid level variant in the diesel engine lineup is the Ford Figo Diesel EXI hatchback. The company has equipped with a powerful engine and generates remarkable fuel efficiency, which is one of its very strong selling points. The company has bestowed this mid level hatchback with a performance packed 1.4-litre diesel engine, which can displace close to 1399cc and has been mated with a smooth and efficient five speed manual transmission gear box. This trim has been integrated with exciting comfort and crucial safety features as well, which will certainly entice the customers into buying it. The Ford Figo Diesel EXI trim is being sold in quite a few vibrant exterior paint options . The list includes a Diamond White metallic finish, a Moon Dust Silver metallic option, a Chill Metallic finish, a Panther Black metallic finish, a Sea Grey metallic option, a Colorado Red metallic finish along with a unique a Kinetic Blue and a vivacious a Bright Yellow metallic finish, which are the new additions in the exterior paint options.
The exteriors of this hatchback trim has a sturdy overall body structure, which is aerodynamic with a smooth body line. The frontage of this trim gets a hexagonal front radiator grille, which has chrome treatment and a large insignia of the company embedded on it. This front grille is surrounded with a radiant head lamp cluster, which has been equipped with luminous halogen lights. The front body colored bumper has a provision to fix fog lamps at an additional cost. The side profile gets black colored external rear view mirrors and pull type door handles, which add to the style of this mid level hatchback trim. The company has fitted the flared up wheel arches with a set of sturdy 14 inch steel wheels, which have been equipped with superior tubeless radial tyres of size 175/65 R14, which have an enhanced road grip. This hatchback has also been fitted with a standard spare wheel in the boot compartment, which is also a regular feature in all the trims.. The rear end also gets a body colored bumper, a bright tail lamp cluster, which is making this hatchback look refined.
The company has done up the interiors of this mid level variant very refreshingly and have bestowed it with many practical features as well. The seating arrangement is very comfortable and the seats are covered with good quality upholstery, which adds to the elegance of this variant. The rear seat can be folded to get in more luggage, which is an added advantage and then there is a day and night inside rear view mirror, a front power point of 12V for charging mobiles and other equipment. This hatchback trim also gets a couple of cup holders between the front center console and also foldable grab handles with coat hooks above both the rear doors.
The company has equipped this variant with a performance packed 1.4-litre diesel engine. This engine can displace 1399cc and is fitted with four cylinders that have eight valves in total. The diesel mill also has a SOHC and is also integrated with a highly developed common rail fuel supply system. This diesel engine has the ability to churn out 67.62bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a torque yield of 160Nm at 2000rpm. This impressive and fuel efficient diesel power plant is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box for better gear shifts.
Braking and Handling:
The company has fitted this hatchback with a robust and very efficient braking system to keep it under the control of the driver. The front wheels are fitted with ventilated discs, while the rear wheels are equipped with a drum based braking system that performs quite well on any road conditions. This hatchback has been equipped with a very stable and well balanced suspension system as well. The front axle gets an independent McPherson strut type of mechanism with dual path mounts. Whereas, the rear axle of this impressive small car is equipped with a semi independent twist beam along with coil springs for enhanced comfort for the rear passengers.
There are quite a few convenient and no nonsense features that have been integrated in this variant. The list includes a powerful and efficient air conditioning unit with a heater, a chunky and responsive power steering that helps in maneuvering this new hatchback with ease and comfort even in peak traffic conditions. Then there is a remote fuel filler opening and also anti drip wiping of the front wind screen through the intermittent wipers. The central console and the instrument cluster have quite a number of warning and notification lamps to keep the driver updated with the vital statistics of this hatchback. Some of these notifications include a digital odometer and a trip meter for keeping a track of the distance traveled, a distance to empty to keep the driver updated about the fuel refilling, a low fuel warning lamp, a chime if the head lamp is left turned on after switching off the ignition and a few more such notifications as well.
Apart from a robust braking system and a well balanced suspension mechanism, the company has also included this variant with a few safety features, which include a laminated and glazed front windscreen, intelligent central locking, a smart programmable keyless entry, a highly advanced engine immobilizer, three point seat belts, then the instrument cluster has a few important notification and warning lamps and many other crucial features.
Pros: Captivating outside features, decent insides, a powerful diesel engine.
Cons: Engine noise and vibration can be reduced, driving position is low.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
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