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Ford India quietly adds ABS and EBD to the standard equipment list
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The revamped version of Figo hatchback series is launched at a budget friendly price tag with both petrol and diesel engine options. This Ford Figo 1.2P Titanium Plus MT is the top spec version in the entire lineup and bestowed with several best in class features. Particularly, its the outer design and style that is a lot better compared to its predecessor. On the whole, it looks pretty bold, while the striking features only adds to its appearance. The front has a lustrous bonnet that also has the company's insignia embedded on its tip. There are a couple of fog lamps fitted neatly to the bumper. The rear end includes a stylish bonnet, defogger as well as a high mount stop lamp. The main attraction on its sides are a set of alloy wheels that have tubeless tyres. Moreover, the distinct character line crossing through the handles, further adds elegance. Its interiors too are alluring alike its outsides. Fine quality materials are used in the cabin, which provides a plush feel. There is an instrument cluster that gives necessary updates and a steering wheel that enables to maneuver easily on any road condition. Also, there are sunvisors, air vents, power windows, storage spaces and a few modern equipments that provide a high level of comfort. On the other hand, it gets a driver airbag as standard fitment. The perimeter alarm, ABS, seatbelts and a few others too aid in providing security to its occupants. In terms of technical specifications, it has a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates 86.8bhp power along with 112Nm torque. This mill helps in returning a good fuel economy besides delivering an exceptional performance.
Without a doubt, this hatch lures its potential buyers with its curvy shape and sharp features. In particular, the visible character lines on bonnet and doors brings more style to the vehicle. Its bold frontage is designed with a large windshield that has a couple of variable intermittent wipers with a 6-speed setting. The four slat radiator grille in the center is quite captivating. The glossy chrome treatment further emphasizes its appearance. Surrounding this are bright headlamps that come with chrome bezel. The air intake section too has horizontal slats and flanked by a pair of fog lamps. On the sides, there are black B-pillars, which merge with the window sill. Side turn indicators too are offered in this high end trim, while the handles are painted in body color. A new set of 14 inch alloy wheels are equipped to its wheel arches. Adorning these rims are tubeless radial tyres of size 175/65 R14. Meanwhile in the rear, its expressive bootlid remains the key attraction. An oval shaped company's insignia and variant badging are also embossed on it. The luminous tail light cluster on either sides further increases its appeal. Then, there is a windscreen with defogger and a body colored bumper that completes its rear profile.
The maker's choice of charcoal black color scheme combined with lunar grey on a few aspects, is just perfect. Being a high end variant, it includes all the finest features that any buyer would ask for. There are well cushioned seats incorporated, which are covered with premium fabric upholstery. The driver's seat additionally gets height adjustment facility, which only helps in adjusting the position as required. Whereas, the rear seat too has folding function, which aids in increasing the boot space. The door panels have storage spaces, and the glove box too is quite sufficient for placing necessary things. On the other hand, the dashboard houses an advanced music system, steering wheel, and an instrument panel, which altogether gives a contemporary look to its cockpit.
Engine and Performance:
A 1.2-litre petrol motor is fitted under its bonnet, which displaces 1196cc. Based on a DOHC valve configuration, this mill carries four cylinders and 16 valves. This can belt out a maximum power of 86.8bhp at 6300rpm besides yielding torque output of 112Nm at 4000rpm. It is also mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This variant can achieve a top speed of about 150 Kmph and takes around 15 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill. In terms of mileage, this Ti-VCT motor can return 18.16 Kmpl on the bigger roads and 14.68 Kmpl under traffic filled conditions.
Braking and Handling:
The braking system comprising of front ventilated discs and rear drum brakes is quite reliable. ABS with EBD are an advantage, which further boosts this mechanism. For a smooth and comfortable drive, the company has offered it with a proficient suspension system. It comprises of an independent McPherson strut on front axle and a semi independent twist beam on the rear one. Also, these are accompanied with coil spring, anti roll bar, twin gas as well as oil filled shock absorbers. Besides these, it is equipped with an electric power assisted steering column that is tilt adjustable. This helps to keep the vehicle under control in any driving condition.
A huge list of practical features are available in this lineup. Some of the significant being an automatic air conditioning unit, power windows with one touch up and down function, tachometer, guide me home headlamps, and sunvisors with vanity mirrors on both sides. Another best attribute is the SYNC voice activated system that is accompanied by Applink. This comes with 4.2 inch MFD screen and also supports USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, four speakers and MP3 player. The list of a few other aspects include gear shift indicator, steering mounted audio and phone controls, electric boot release, power foldable door mirrors, map pockets, coat hooks, battery saver, boot lamp, driver's side ticket strap, adjustable headrests as well as cup and bottle holders that add to the comfort quotient.
It is equipped with the best of security aspects that guarantee enhanced protection. Some of these include anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, auto door lock, dual front, side and curtain airbags, driver seat belt reminder, and a high mount stop lamp. Apart from all these, it also has three point seat belts for all occupants, engine immobilizer, emergency assistance, and a perimeter alarm as well that further improves the safety levels.
1. SYNC with Applink is a plus point.
2. Engine performance is quite good.
1. Insufficient rear cabin space may lead to some inconvenience.
2. Luggage compartment should be increased.
Ford India quietly adds ABS and EBD to the standard equipment list
Ford might launch it in India since a lot of manufacturers already offer cross-hatches in the country.
The car’s 1.2-litre pot could be available in two power outputs
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