Ford Figo Facelift Test Drive & Gearbox

Ford Figo Overview

After tasting success with the first Figo, Ford has introduced the new-generation Figo. This is a fresh design, sporty, powerful and at the same time more powerful too. The Figo is known for its space, value for money and fuel efficiency. These characteristics are retained on the new-gen as well. The new Figo now shares its platform with the new Figo Aspire. This is made available with three engine options and six trim levels, giving buyer a lot of opportunity to pick and choose the variant. The Figo is manufactured at Ford’s new Sanand facility and it has been Made in India to meet our market needs and even to export to other car markets. View offers on Ford Cars from Ford dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

Ford Figo Look

As can be seen in the Ford Figo pictures of the exteriors, Figo hatchback and Aspire sedan are indistinguishable except for the additional boot fixed at the rear of Aspire. Leave that apart and you can very well confuse Figo hatchback to the sedan version. Similar modish radiator grille in the front with multiple chrome bars boosts the overall outer look. Again the identical swooping head lights flank front grille, trickle to the lower bumper and you will notice the petite lower grille and fog lamps in higher variants. Side profile is simple yet impressive, it gets body

colour matching outside rear view mirrors, body painted outside door handles, multiple spoke alloy wheels, indicators and subtle character lines. The outside rear view mirrors get integrated turn indicators along with power adjustable and foldable functions. At the back, wrap around tail lights are present, an integrated roof spoiler, fog lights and body coloured bumper pretty much define the rear styling.

Ford Figo Comfort

Quality and fit-finish in the cabin is acceptable but no more. You can tell Ford has cut costs and there’s a noticeable inconsistency between the textures of the plastics used in the cabin. The switchgear though, works with a tactile and positive feel. What also works well are the small touches in terms of storage space and practicality. There’s the nook ahead of the gearlever (to stow away odds and ends) and the concealed pockets between the side of the dash and doors (useful for keeping your valuables in). Each front door can hold two bottles and the glovebox is decent-sized as well. Rear occupants won’t be as happy with storage spaces as there’s only a sole bottleholder for use.

For entertainment, there’s the par-for-the-segment Bluetooth, USB and aux connectivity for music, and steering-mounted controls. On the top Titanium+ trim, Ford provides a programmable key (MyKey) which allows the driver to set the top speed and maximum audio volume. As mentioned, top trim cars get Ford’s Sync system. Usability-wise it’s fine and even has the ability to connect to a few apps. However, the main highlight of the system is its ability to automatically use your phone’s network to alert emergency services in case of an accident. Talking safety, top Titanium + cars also boast a class-best six airbags! All but the base versions (driver’s airbag only) get two airbags as standard which is commendable. Higher variants get ABS and EBD.

Ford Figo Engine

There are three engine choices available across the line-up, petrol trims get two engine options and diesel trims feature one engine unit. Among the two petrol motors a 1.2 litre, three cylinder and a 1.5 litre motors are included. Diesel variants are powered by 1.5 litre powertrain. Power yielded by 1.2 litre motor is 88 PS at 6250 RPM along with 112 Nm of peak torque. 1.5 litre diesel motor can pull off 100 PS at 4000 RPM along with 215 Nm. The 1.5 litre, four cylinder petrol engine is capable of yielding 112 PS along with 136 Nm implying that it is the most powerful of all three engine options. Ford Figo transmission choices comprise of a five-speed manual and one six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. As for the manual tranny, it serves in 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel variants. Automatic transmission is available only on the 1.5 litre petrol mill.

The Ford Figo’s diesel engine and the petrol automatic are the ones to pick if you are looking at performance. This premium hatchback’s engines have good performance and there are no two ways about Figo’s handling capabilities. This makes this hatchback a good option to consider, be it driving in the city or on the highway. Driving the hatchback on winding roads is a joy.The 1.5-litre diesel engine of Ford Figo returns ARAI-certified mileage of 25.83 kmpl. Petrol variants, which include 1.2-litre manual and 1.5-litre automatic trims, can return 18.16 kmpl and 17 kmpl, respectively. Of all three engine options, 1.5-litre diesel engine is the most frugal with highest mileage numbers.

Ford Figo Rideing

This being a Ford, we had to scrutinise it thoroughly for ride and handling. The results are largely positive. There is some un-Ford-like slack at the steering but ride and handling in general is good by class standards. The steering has a decent weight to it, low-speed ride is absorbent enough and high- speed body movements are well contained. Ford seems to have addressed the bottoming-out issue that plagued the old Figo too.Since the engine set up is similar to Aspire, performance yielded by Figo facelift is somehow same as offered by Aspire. That said, the hatchback is more suited to city driving, diesel engine is not as punchy as petrols. Overall, the hatchback can be handled well specially within city conditions. Diesel engine is not very noisy which means quieter cabin, all thanks to the impactful insulation.

Ford Figo Safety

The new Figo is one of the most safest hatchbacks in its segment. Airbag is a standard feature across all variants and the Titanium Plus getting six airbags. There is ABS with EBD. ESP, reverse parking sensors, fog lamps, settles for all passengers.Braking duties are performed by disc brakes in front and drum brakes at rear. On the safety front, Figo hatchback gets a number of equipments such as six airbags, anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, among the prominent ones. Besides the aforementioned safety features, the hatchback also feature engine immobilizer and driver seatbelt reminder. Some features are exclusive to automatic version like electronic stability control; traction control and hill start assist.

Ford Figo Cost in Hyderabad

Ford Figo Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 4,79,275/- (Figo 1.2P Base MT) to 7,78,517/- (Figo 1.5P Titanium AT). Get best offers for Ford Figo from Ford Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Figo price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Ford Figo Bottomline

Ford had got the first Figo right and it seems they’ve managed to repeat history with this one. It’s really impressive. The new Figo is smart-looking, comes with a roomy enough interior and also is loaded with plenty of features. To many, the impressive safety kit on board the Figo should be reason enough to be very interested in it. Overall performance is also good whether you opt for the petrol automatic or diesel manual and you won’t have much to complain about the way it drives or rides either. Sure, it’s missing some of the sparkle that makes Ford’s special but by class standards it’s still one of the best around. Where the Figo doesn’t quite impress is in interior quality. The cabin doesn’t feel quite as special as the competition’s, but that’s one of the Figo’s only big shortcomings.

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