One of the much admired and a highly reputed automobile brand in the country’s automobile market is, Ford India. This company is the fully owned ancillary of the American multinational automotive manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. Presently, this admired car maker is on the sixth position in the Indian car market place. They have a very exciting and admired hatchback in the market, which is called as the Ford Figo. This Figo Hatch was first launched in the Indian car market in year, 2010 and has done incredible business for the company. This striking hatchback is being offered with both petrol and diesel engine options for the customers to choose. With such incredible success in a couple of years, the company has now launched a revamped model of this amiable hatchback, Ford Figo facelift in the Indian market. Similar to the earlier version, these new Ford Figo facelift hatchbacks will be available in four trims each of petrol and diesel. The Ford Figo Petrol ZXI trim in the modellineup is the mid level variant, which is loaded with quite a number of safety and comfort features. This hatchback has been equipped with a power packed engine and impressive fuel efficiency. This New Figo Faceliftgets a performance packed 1.2 L petrol drive train, which can displace about 1196cc and has been mated with a smooth and efficient five speed manual transmission gear box. Some of the attention grabbing features of this Ford Figo Petrol ZXI include a highly developed music system, which has Bluetooth connectivity, a power steering with mounted control buttons, a vibrant coral IP and many more such brilliant features, which will certainly impress the buyers. The company is offering this 2012 Ford Figo in quite a few lustrous exterior paint options, which are a magnificent diamond white, subtle looking moon dust silver, a innovative chill metallic finish, a magnificent panther black, a refined sea grey finish along with a unique squeeze finish and a flashy Colorado red. All these exterior paint options of the 2012 Ford Figo are smooth and have a metallic finish.
The exteriors of this Ford Figo facelift has been give quite a few cosmetic changes all over. The overall body structure of this Ford Figo Petrol ZXI is aerodynamic and very sleek with a smooth and lustrous body line. The front façade of this 2012 Ford Figo gets a newly designed hexagonal front radiator grille, which has some has a chrome finisher and a large logo of the company has been embossed in the center. This front grille has been flanked with a bright head lamp cluster, which have been fitted with radiant and powerful lights. The head lamp cluster of this Figo Facelift gets new reflectors design, which further enhances the spread of the head lights and gives a better view to the driver. The earlier version of the Figo Hatch had some issues with constrained visibility in the night owing to improper lamp fixture. The front body colored bumper also gets a makeover and it also has a large air dam in the center and there are a couple of bright fog lamps in this bumper as well. The front wind screen is laminated as well as glazed and is fitted with a couple of three speed variable intermittent wipers. The side profile gets body colored external rear view mirrors and door handles, which add to the style of this Ford Figo Petrol ZXI. The company has fitted the neatly carved pronounced wheel arched of this Ford Figo facelift with a set of elite 14 inch sturdy steel wheels, which have been covered with superior tubeless radial tyres of size 175/65 R14 , which have an enhanced road grip. The rear end also gets a body colored bumper with a chrome finisher on the boot lid appliqué, which has been tweaked along with the bright tail lamp cluster, which is more refined and cultured that the earlier version. The overall dimensions of this New Ford Figo facelift are rather spacious and can accommodate five passengers with ease. The total length of this New Figo Facelift is about 3795mm, while the overall width including the protruding external wing mirrors is close to 1680mm. The total height of this Ford Figo Facelift is close to 1427mm and it has a roomy wheel base of approximately 2489mm. The minimum turning radius of this Ford Figo Petrol ZXI is 4.9 meters, which is rather good and it also has a reasonably bigger centrally mounted fuel tank that can store about 45 litres of petrol in it. The boot space can accommodate more or less about 284 litres of baggage in it, while the total kerb weight of this 2012 Ford Figo facelift is around 1075 kgs, which is reasonably good.
The company has done up the interiors of this Ford Figo Petrol ZXI very elegantly and have integrated quite a few features as well. The seating arrangement is very comfy and the seats are covered with premium quality upholstery, which adds to the elegance of this New Figo. The rear seat can be folded to get more things in it, 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 New Ford Figo Facelift 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 door trim gets fabric inserts and then there is a removable parcel tray and also a vibrant coral IP. 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 the hatchback. Some of these notifications include a digital odometer and a tripmeter for keeping a track of the distance travelled, 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 all these, there are a few other storage spaces, which help the passengers to keep a few important things handy whenever they need them.
The company has equipped this Ford Figo Petrol ZXI with a performance packed 1.2 L petrol drive train , which is quite fuel efficient as well. This drive train can displace 1196cc and is fitted with four cylinders, which are further equipped with 16 valves in total . The all new 2012 Ford Figo facelift also has a dual over head cam shaft (DOHC) and is also integrated with a highly developed Sequential Electric Fuel Injection (SEFI) fuel supply system, which ensures better fuel efficiency and more mileage. This petrol drive train has the ability to churn out a peak power output of 69.58 Bhp at 6250 Rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 102 Nm at 4000 Rpm, which is quite apposite for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This impressive and fuel efficient petrol power plant is mated with a smooth and competent five speed manual transmission gear box for better gear shifts .
Ford India has equipped this latest top end hatchback with a proficient braking and a well balanced suspension system. The braking system for the front wheels of this New Figo Facelift is ventilated discs, which help in efficient braking. While the rear wheels are equipped with a drum based braking system that performs quite well on any road conditions. Apart from these brakes, the company has also included this top end variant with an advanced anti lock braking system with an electronic brake force distribution for enhanced braking . On the other hand, the robust suspension system of this new Ford Figo facelift keeps the hatchback balanced and gives a smooth and effortless driving pleasure to all the occupants. The front axle of this latest Ford Figo Facelift is fitted with an independent McPherson strut type of mechanism with dual path mounts. Whereas, the rear axle of this revamped hatchback is equipped with a semi independent twist beam along with coil springs for enhanced comfort for the rear passengers. Both these systems put together ensure that the passengers as well as the hatchback is stable and in control.
This latest Ford Figo Petrol ZXI is the mid level variant in the model lineup and has been fitted with some of the most essential and fundamental safety functions. The list includes a laminated and glazed front windscreen for better visibility for the driver in all conditions, three point seat belts for front and back seat passengers along with a lap strap for the center occupant of the back seat. Then there is an intelligent central locking with a smart programmable keyless entry and also an engine immobilizer, the rear wind screen gets a defogger, which comes equipped with an automatic cut-off function . All these crucial safety features makes this Ford Figo Petrol ZXI, one of the safest hatchbacks in the Indian car market.
There are quite a few expedient and practical comfort features that have been integrated in this new Ford Figo facelift ZXI variant. The inventory of these comfort features include a powerful and efficient air conditioning unit with a heater, which cools the entire cabin very quickly, front two power windows, electric remote boot lid opening, adjustable tilt power steering that is very responsive and helps in maneuvering this hatchback with ease. Then there is a remote fuel filler opening and also anti drip wiping of the front wind screen through the intermittent wipers. The Ford Figo Petrol ZXI trim is the mid level variant and also has a music system with a CD player and input options such as a USB Port, Aux-In and FM radio with 4 speakers along with Bluetooth connectivity that gives a lot of varied options for the driver. All these very impressive and utility based comfort features gives the driver as well as all the other passengers a very pleasurable driving experience.
Loaded with some very highly developed features, powerful engine and impressive mileage.
Interior plastic surfaces can be better and space constraint for the fifth passenger in the rear seat.
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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