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Ford India quietly adds ABS and EBD to the standard equipment list
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The all new Ford Figo hatchback has made its way to the country's automobile market. When compared to its predecessor, its outer appearance is more appealing and even the features are up to the mark. In particular, this Ford Figo 1.5D Titanium MT variant comes with an array of aspects like an automatic air conditioner, MyFordDock system, audio unit, tachometer, and an accessory socket to name a few. Also, there are storage spaces offered like map pockets, cup and bottle holders. It is offered with a sufficient boot space that is good enough for placing luggage. Besides these, there are a number of attributes that aid in giving enhanced protection. Some of these include dual front airbags, keyless entry, three point seat belts, high mount stop lamp and door ajar warning. It is pretty sporty and aerodynamic in terms of its exterior design. The outer dimensions are generous with a long wheelbase and total width measuring 2491mm and 1695mm respectively. The frontage with a chrome garnished radiator grille and trendy headlight cluster looks quite bold, whereas style is added to its sides with a set of alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the things to notice in its rear end are the tail lamps, and a boot lid with company's emblem on it. A 1.5-litre diesel mill powers this vehicle and helps in generating a healthy fuel economy of 25.83 Kmpl. With 99bhp power and 215Nm torque, this motor delivers a superior performance on roads.
On the outside, this hatch looks pretty decent, but its sleek styling and edgy design gives it a trendy appeal. The maker has designed its radiator grille with a lot of chrome, which only adds to its appearance. The bright headlamps are properly positioned on either sides of the grille and also have turn indicators. Then, the bumper comes equipped with a wide airdam and a couple of fog lamps. A very large windscreen at front provides a clear view and is also integrated with a pair of variable intermittent wipers that have a six speed setting. The character lines on its doors that stretch along with its length, brings a striking look to its side profile. Both the window sill and B-pillars are in black, while the handles and mirrors are painted in body color. Additionally, the mirrors are fitted with side turn blinkers for both safety and convenience. The 14 inch alloy wheels are the key attraction, which are further adorned with tubeless radials of size 175/65 R14. Moving to its rear profile, there is a wide windscreen with defogger and a spoiler equipped with a high mount stop lamp. The boot lid is engraved with an oval shaped company's logo and has well designed tail lamps surrounding it.
The splendid interiors are based on a contemporary design theme and the single tone charcoal black color goes well with it. Other elements that compliment its overall look are the fabric inserts on door panels and lunar grey applique on door handles, and audio bezel. The dashboard is decent and integrated with a steering wheel and a center console that further houses an infotainment system. The air vents in the center are vertically shaped, while those in the corners are circular. The cluster display gives out notifications of water temperature, low fuel, distance to empty, maintenance as well as gear shift indicator. The seats provide enhanced comfort and these are covered with fabric upholstery. The height adjustment facility to driver's seat is a plus point, and the rear one too gets folding function. Apart from these, there are map pockets to front seats, rear parcel tray, boot lamp, and storage areas in doors with specialized compartments for cups as well as bottles.
Engine and Performance:
This trim is offered with a 1.5-litre diesel motor that has a total displacement capacity of 1498cc. It is incorporated with a common rail fuel injection system. Having been paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box, it distributes power to front wheels. This oil burner gives an impressive mileage of 25.83 Kmpl on highways and about 22.4 Kmpl, when driven on traffic filled city roads. It can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in only about 13 seconds besides achieving a top speed of 150 Kmph approximately. The maximum power it can deliver is 99bhp at 3750rpm and the torque comes to 215Nm in the range of 1750 to 3000rpm.
Braking and Handling:
Its suspension system comprising of coil spring, anti roll bar, twin gas as well as oil filled shock absorbers ensure a smooth driving experience. An independent McPherson strut is assembled on its front axle and the rear one gets a semi independent twist beam. In terms of braking, its front wheels are fitted with ventilated discs and drum brakes are used for the rear ones. The advanced anti lock braking system is also offered to further boost this mechanism. For effective handling, there is a tilt adjustable electric power assisted steering column. This supports the minimum turning radius of 4.9 meters.
This mid range variant is equipped with several practical features such as front sunvisors with vanity mirrors, 12V power socket, guide me home headlamps, tachometer and power operated windows with one touch up and down function on driver's side. The MyFordDock allows to integrate devices like navigation system and MP3 player to the entertainment unit. Also, there are power fold mirrors, which can be folded effortlessly just with the touch of a button. The automatic air conditioner is useful for bringing down the temperature inside with great ease. Then, there is an audio unit with FM/AM radio tuner, USB port and auxiliary input options. It comes with a 2-Line multifunctional display screen, four speakers and even supports Bluetooth connectivity. A few more elements that add to the comfort quotient are electric boot release, grab handles with coat hooks, front dome lamp, as well as steering mounted with audio and phone controls.
On the safety front, it has airbags for both driver and co-passenger, keyless entry, auto lock, door ajar warning and three point seat belts, which are height adjustable at front. In addition to these, the list also includes anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, engine immobilizer, perimeter alarm and driver seat belt reminder as well.
1. Safety standards are quite good.
2. Fuel economy is rather impressive.
1. Absence of leather seat covers.
2. Rear cabin space needs to increase.
Ford India quietly adds ABS and EBD to the standard equipment list
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