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.
The new-generation Figo shares its design with the new Figo Aspire. The hatchback and compact sedan follow the Kinetic Design 2.0 design language. The Figo hatchback has a trapezoidal grille with the large swept headlamps and styling fog lamps forming the fascia. The side profile looks a lot more sporty than the previous-gem Figo, which was more of practical in styling. The rear of the Figo looks good too with the small tail lamps and be it the sedan or the hatchback, neither of them look out of shape. Ford Figo is available in seven colours, namely, Deep Impact Blue, Moondust Silver, Oxford White, Ruby Red, Smoke Grey, Sparkling Gold, Absolute Black.
Figo shares the same instrument panel with the Figo Aspire. The Figo hatchback has all black interiors, when compared to the Aspire that has black and beige interiors. The Figo has good interior quality and even the look and feel of the plastics is good. The Figo has a 4.2-inch display and the in-dash music system comes with SYNC2.0 multimedia. There are a lot of stowage spaces in the hatchback. There will be automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, six airbags and even ABS with EBD.
The Ford Figo is a five-seater and there is sufficient space for five people. The boot size is also decently large on the Ford Figo.
Engine and Transmission
The Ford Figo comes with a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT engine that churns about 88bhp of power and 112Nm of maximum torque. The second engine is the 1.5-litre petrol that churns about 110bhp of power and 135nm of maximum torque. The third engine on offer is the 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns about 98bhp of power and 215Nm of peak torque.
Performance and Handling
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 Ford Figo has front disc brakes, while the rear are drums. The Figo’s ability to brake is good and this even has anti-lock braking system with EBD and ESP. This helps to enhance the braking capability and at the same time it is helpful to retain control of the vehicle.
The 1495 cc Diesel – powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 23 kmpl in city and 25 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 16 kmpl on urban roads and 18 kmpl on freeways, respectively.
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.
Ford has ensured that the Figo comes a lot of features, best in safety, technology and performance. The Figo comes with good power and fuel efficiency. It is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its segment and low cost of ownership as well.