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Top 5 Car News Of The Week; Ford Figo Launched And Reviewed, Tata Altroz Expectations And More


The big news of the week, of course, was the launch of the Ford Figo facelift, but that was not all. Here's a quick look at all the development

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ZigWheels Weekly Car News Wrapup

There were three car launches this week, two of them being in the luxury segment. But the most important of those was the return of the Ford Figo in an improved avatar. We have got a detailed first look at the hatchback too, to find out if the changes made give the Ford an advantage over the two giants in its segment. With more details of the Tata Altroz coming in, we took a look at what to expect from the premium hatchback. A Maruti micro-SUV has also been spied testing in the week gone by! To round things off, MG says the upcoming Hector will be India's first 'connected' vehicle - what does that mean? Let's take a closer look.

2019 Ford Figo Launched

The Ford Figo was getting a bit long in the tooth and was losing out to competition even though it was spacious, had a good diesel engine and had some unique features like six airbags. The new Figo aims to address that problem. It's got two new petrol engines to cater to the eventual rise in demand for petrol cars, the transmissions are new too. It gets additional features, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and is actually more affordable than before. All this combined should make the Figo a much more attractive package, even though the styling updates have not given it the fresh look that was desired. Here's all you need to know about the new Ford Figo.

2019 Ford Figo First Drive Review

The embargo has been lifted and we can finally tell you what the new Ford Figo feels like. We liked the fact that the Figo's new 'Dragon' series petrol engines feel sportier, coupled to new gearboxes which complement them very well. The touchscreen does add a bit of premiumness to the cabin of the new Titanium 'Blu' top-of-the-line variant, but it could have been better. Read the complete first drive report here.

Tata Altroz Expectations

We got a detailed look at Tata's next product for India, the Altroz large premium hatchback, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The production version of the 45X concept shown at the 2018 Auto Expo, the Altroz will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20 once launched sometime around June 2019. There are big hopes from a resurgent Tata Motors and here's what we expect from the Altroz in India.

Maruti Is Ready To Hunt The Kwid

A new spy shot, exclusive to ZigWheels, shows what looks like a new micro-SUV on test. The tail-lamp design, a peek into the cabin and the camouflage design makes us believe that this is a Maruti Suzuki car. But what exactly is under all that black tape? The new Alto 800 or an all-new model? Find out here.

What Exactly Does A 'Connected' SUV Mean MG?

The MG Hector needs to stand out in a hotly contested midsize SUV segment in India. And one of its trump cards, the company says, will be the fact that it will be 'connected'. With an embedded SIM card, the MG Hector could set itself apart from the competition. How? We explain.

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