Ford Figo is a newly launched car in the reasonable price range of 3.5 lakh onwards, with basic features particularly suited to the Indian road and traffic conditions. It gets its name from the colloquial Italian expression Figo which is similar to colloquial English expression ‘cool’.
The car offers third generation safety features like Antilock Brake System, Dual Front Airbags for safety in case of head-on collisions and Electronic Brake Force Distribution for comfortable driving and enhanced stability. Seatbelt warning indicator and door warning features are also inbuilt.
It lacks some advanced features like alloy wheels, rear power windows, automatic climate control, rear defogger, rear wiper, sun roof and fog lamp.
Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy
The petrol variant of Ford Figo is packed with 1196cc engine with five speed manual transmission. The mileage is around 12 kmpl in city conditions and 15 kmpl on highways. The engine is BS-IV(Bharat Stage IV) compliant.
The diesel variant is made up of 1.4L,1299 cc diesel engine and offers excellent fuel economy. Mileage of 15kmpl in city and 18.5 kmpl on highways.
A unique feature known as “Distance to Empty” informs you how many kms you can go with the remaining fuel in the tank.
Ford Figo is available with both petrol and diesel engine options that provide different levels of power and performance. The petrol variant has been equipped with 1.2L, 1196cc, SEFI petrol engine with five speed manual transmission. The 1.2 litre petrol engine of Ford Figo produces 71(52.4) at 6250 rpm and pumps out 102 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
A 1.4 L, 1399 cc Duratorq diesel engine has been provided in the diesel variant that delivers 69 PS of maximum power at 4,000 rpm and produces a top torque of 160 Nm at 2,000 rpm which ensures smooth driving experience and impressive performance.
Ford Figo has a seating capacity of 5 passengers, including the driver as it is a compact car, suited to the Indian traffic conditions. The front seat row is spacious and adjustable. An excellent air conditioning and heating system ensures comfort and luxury at the same time. Even the base variant is fitted with an air conditioner and heater. The front seats are fitted with head rests and the seats at the back are foldable as well.
Ford Figo has a plethora of features which add to the safety levels of the car. Dual front airbags ensure protection during a collision. A keyless entry feature named as Smart Programmable Remote Key enables the driver to open all four doors when required. Power Locks, Power windows, day and night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror and central locking provide additional safety. Seat belt warning and door ajar warning remind the driver of any errors regarding the proper closing of doors and wearing seat belts.
Ford Figo comes with Rapid Decelerating Waring system which comes into action above speeds of 96 kmph. A warning blinker will start flashing after this speed limit, to warn the drivers coming behind. Apart from this, lane Change Indicators are also built in that blink three times when you change your lane.
Braking and Handling
All variants of Ford Figo come with power steering and a five-speed transmission that let the driver handle the car with ease .ABS, EBD and disc brake improve the handling further.
Anti-lock braking system and Electronic brakeforce distribution prevent wheel lock-up under heavy braking so that the car doesn’t skid, thereby increasing the stability and performance.
Ford Figo boasts of a three spoked power steering and an attractively coloured dashboard which is comprised of a digital odometer and tripmeter, providing a classy and stunning overall look. An Mp3 player Radio and 4 speakers make up the black coloured audio system with silver outlining.4 mobiles can be added to the Bluetooth connectivity and offers access to phone book and call logs on the audio display.
The instrument panel consists of a tachometer, digital clock, digital odometer and two tripmeters. The interior is wrapped in fabric upholstery; dual tone colored seats add to the beauty of the new Ford Figo. The rear seats are fitted in bench like design.
The rear seats are not provided with head rests and this allows the driver to look behind clearly, when turning back or in some other situation. The legroom, headroom, shoulder room and hiproom is pretty good at rear seat row not but not ample.
An MP3 player and Radio with 4 speakers, including front and rear side speakers. Bluetooth connectivity of upto 4 devices with full access to SMS, call logs and phone book. A speed sensing volume control ensures same momentum at different speeds.
An Air conditioner and heating system are also provided. Fog lamps can be fitted at extra cost.
Price of Ford Figo
– Ford Figo LXi – Rs. 3,49,000.00
– Ford Figo EXi – Rs. 3,81,000.00
– Ford Figo SXi – Rs. 3,99,000.00
– Ford Figo Titanium – Rs. 4,42,000.00
– Ford Figo Diesel LXi – Rs. 4,47,000.00
– Ford Figo Diesel EXi – Rs. 4,72,000.00
– Ford Figo Diesel SXi – Rs. 4,96,000.00
– Ford Figo Diesel Titanium – Rs 5,29,000.00