The Ford Figo hatchback is one of the most popular and most important cars in Ford’s Indian arsenal. Going up against the likes of the ever popular Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Suzuki Swift is not an easy task, but the Figo does have a lot going for it. Priced at Rs &nda sh; 4.29-6.40 lakhs for the petrol version and Rs 5.29-7.40 lakhs for the diesel version, it is also competitively placed.
The New ford Figo hatchback looks very similar to the Aspire sedan both on the exterior and interior front. We particularly like the large grille and well crafted bumpers, which when combined with the likes of the muscular wheel arches and the nicely crafted headlamps makes the car looks quite attractive. The simple yet elegant design continues around the back with the flat yet layered tailgate and bumper combination. That said, we would have liked a bit more character in the rear end of the Figo especially based around the design of the tail lamps.
The Fiesta and Ecosport inspired design continues along the interior too and the Figo hatchback gets an identical interior to the Aspire compact sedan. With its prominent V design, the Figo’s dashboard houses an infotainment screen and an array of buttons with phone and media controls. The New Ford Figo hatchback also gets a set of audio and telephone controls on the steering wheel just like on the Ecosport. Every version of the Figo gets an airbag. The base version will only get one airbag while all the other versions will get two front airbags with the top of the line car getting 6 airbags.
When it comes to engines, the Ford Figo hatchback gets two engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine makes 88PS of peak power and 102Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine on the other hand will be the big seller and makes 100PS of peak power and 204Nm of peak torque. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is also a 1.5-litre petrol engine that comes with an automatic gearbox.
Coming to fuel economy, the Figo petrol with a 1.2-litre engine makes 18.16kmpl whereas the diesel powered Figo will get 25.83kmpl according to ARAI test results. As we mentioned earlier, the Ford Figo will go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai Grand i10. The car will also go up against the likes of the Nissan Micra, the Tata Bolt and the Honda Brio. Read MoreRead Less
The Ford Figo comes with good engine options and truck load of features. It also comes at an extremely affordable price point making it a extremely promising offering in its class.