Welcome the Clever New 2016 Next-Gen Ford Figo
Ford Figo : Figo was Ford’s first car that was especially designed and priced for the mass Indian market, and it scored huge if we count the numbers. Figo was introduced for people who wanted to have Ford’s responsible technology along with a difference. Ford figo was long due for a re-launch, which we finally saw in 2016. The 2016 Ford Figo is smarter and cleverer than its predecessor. It is more attractive and has better driving dynamics along with plethora of technology and features added. In short, the new 2016 Figo has more than just something for everyone. Figo also has what we can call a lengthier sister – the Figo Aspire. Both these resemble each other greatly with difference being just a hatch. The Aspire is a sedan whereas the Figo is yet another refined vehicle from previous generations. Let’s get to know more about the new 2016 Ford Figo, including its specifications, features, etc.
They say that everything evolves, and Figo has truly evolved. It has become smarter and cleverer, indeed. Thanks to the new design and latest technology, it has improved in almost every possible sense. This hatchback has already won many hearts ever since it was introduced; now it is ready to win more. Available in 11 trims with combination of 1.2-liter and 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines combined with 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions, new Figo is here to make another statement. The appearance is good, so are driving dynamics. Let’s see what more it has – outside and inside.
External and Internal Features
It has an overall length of 3,886 mm, width of 1,695 mm, and total height of 1,525 mm. With wheelbase of 2,491 mm, it has a ground clearance of 174 mm. It can accommodate 5 decently-size people and has trunk volume of just over 250 liters.
Externally, one of the most prominent cosmetic changes other than the curves is the front grille, giving it a fresh, energetic, peppy, and hep appearance altogether. Inside is cleverly spacious, with a lot of room and space made for small belongings to keep/store, ranging from a water bottles to cups to umbrella and likewise. The fold-flat rear seats fold forward to give a full flat load surface adding considerable amount of space.
Additional internal and external features include remote trunk opener, accessory power outlet, automatic climate control, air quality control, rear seat headrests, front & rear cup holders, vanity mirror, trunk light, and power-ford figo mirrors.
Entertainment and Infotainment
You get ample in terms of entertainment and infotainment. Some of the noticeable features, but not all, include FM/AM radio with front & rear speakers, integrated 2DIN audio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB & auxiliary input, low fuel warning light, and steering-mounted controls for audio.
Engine, Performance, and Fuel Economy
As mentioned above, ford figo is available in 11 different trims with combination of 1.2-liter and 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines combined with 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. Base trim is a 1.2-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine delivering 88 PS with 112 Nm of torque. The diesel trims are all 1.5-liter TDCi delivering 100 PS with 215 Nm of torque.
Ford figo gets fuel tank capacity of 40-42 liters. The petrol engines give out an impressive fuel economy of 18 kmpl whereas the diesel companions prove to be far more impressive at 25.83 kmpl. Only the 1.5-liter petrol top trim gets automatic transmission with dual-clutch shifting system especially designed for smooth gear changes and superior fuel efficiency.
Figo has an array of security features that help you rule the road with confidence. It gets 6 airbags, perimeter alarm, Hill Launch Assist, Electronic Stability Program, and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
Some of the other safety features are central locking, seat belt warning, door ajar warning, crash sensor, anti-theft alarm, power door locks, child safety locks, side impact beams, front impact beams, day & night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror, engine immobilizer, centrally-mounted fuel tank, traction control, follow-me-home headlamps, front disc brakes, and rear drum brakes.
Price and Availability
The Figo starts from a base price of INR 4.4 lakhs and goes up to INR 7.9 lakhs for 1.5-liter top diesel trim.
However, presently, the vehicle is not in high demand, but you may need to confirm the availability of certain trim and color with your nearest Ford Dealership.
Figo has already proved its worth in the Indian marketplace and is currently on a mission to get bigger piece from the cake. It is a nice vehicle, indeed, with everything improved – right from appearance to technology to driving dynamics, etc. The only problem Figo owners have faced in the past is the expense after the warranty. Yes, Ford’s parts are expensive, which can dig quite a big hole in your pocket if your vehicle is repaired or needs any care out of warranty.
We recommend Figo but do not forget to take the extended warranty, which doesn’t cost much when compared to the worries you may face later. See if you can get a nice exchange price for your old Ford vehicle; it will be a great deal for you.
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