December 1, 2016: Ford India has entertained the possibility of launching a crossover version of their Figo hatchback. The stock Figo will provide ideal foundations for a crossover variant. The car features a 1.5-litre, 100PS diesel mill, which packs-in plenty of grunt to get the hatchback going and as far as the crossover variant is concerned, a 100PS variant will end-up being the most powerful offering in the segment. Ford will also add touchscreen infotainment system to the Figo facelift that will be launched in 2018. Recently, Ford has announced a price drop on top two trims of the Figo – Titanium and Titanium +. That said, the Figo's pricing starts at Rs 4.66 lakh for the base petrol spec and now goes all the way up to Rs 7.44 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi) for the top-end diesel variant. Ford has equipped the Trend variants of the Figo with ABS and EBD as standard.
I was about to book Maruti Swift and just a day before I saw Ford's All-New Figo. Took a test ride and tt just took me one hour to change my decision and I purchased All New Figo, Titanium (Diesel) on 8th Nov 2015.
Here Is what my views are after having a running of 1800 KMs by now. If I compare it with Swift, this car is way beyond Swift's quality and comfort.
1. New Figo is a very spacious car, much more than Swift. It gives excellent comfort.
2. The Figo is a 1.5-litre engine, 1 read more 156
Look and Style: Simple look with a classic dashboard comes with good colours to match up the style on the street.
Comfort: Easy to drive, the steering is quick and smooth but gets tight as speed goes up. Leg space is also good, not like other hatchbacks where you struggle to drive if your friends are seating behind you to get more space for themselves. Gearbox is little shabby not that good hold on it. ABS works great. Although not one of powerful hatchbacks I have seen in this segment but, all read more 22
I used the car for everyday commuting and weekend long drives with family. The best part of the car is the power, its awesome, 100bhp with 215NM of torque you will realise that when steeped onto the accelerator pedal. Another thing about the car is the rear suspension; it is simply great in any road conditions. Due the weight of the car, it is stable at high speeds. Mileage is superb in city driving I get around 19.5 to 21.00 kmpl, on highways, it is 22 to 23kmpl as shown in on the screen in the read more 7
The Figo enters it’s second generation, taking over the reins from what was Ford’s most successful hatch in the country. The 2015 iteration is more powerful, safer and looks as modern as it should. Let’s take a quick look at what the little Ford has to offer.
Things We Like in Figo
Safety - dual airbags standard, 6 airbags on the top-spec
100 PS Diesel engine is frugal as well as fun to drive.
Proportions. Just the right size for the city.
Things We Don't Like in Figo
Automatic not offered in the top-spec variant, thus misses out on some good-to-have features.
Interior quality isn’t the best, feels flimsy. Rivals like the Grand i10 have much better interiors.
Petrol motor lacks punch. Strictly an intra-city runabout.
Stand Out Features
Six-airbags is a segment benchmark. Unheard of in a sub 10 lakh rupee hatchback.
Ford MyKey: Programmable second key to set a speed limit; volume limit. Unique to the Figo. Useful when you want to hand the car to someone who’s just learnt how to drive.
The Ford Figo makes for a nice city commuter. In different guises, it offers convenience, frugality and is fun to drive too. There are certain inconsistencies in quality both on the inside and out; but it isn’t a deal breaker in any manner whatsoever. The Figo is a well - rounded hatch for the city.
"The Figo is a well - rounded hatch for the city."
The petrol engines are refined and will lap up the city commutes with ease. If ‘Fun To Drive’ is a must-have on your checklist for the next car, the diesel is the one for you. Overall, the Figo comes across as a really competitive alternative to the Grand i10, Bolt and the Swift.
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