Ford Figo Review
Ford, one of the leading car manufacturer has rolled out its new hatchback known as Figo with lot of advanced features. The Ford Figo comes with two engine options such as Petrol and Diesel. Ford cars are always gaining a lot of popularity in India for its innovative features. The Figo is a tough competitor to its similar other cars such as Maruti Swift, Maruti Ritz, Chevrolet Beat and many more.
Ford Figo Models
The Figo is available in petrol and diesel in which the petrol models are as follows
1) Ford Figo Petrol LXI
2) Ford Figo Petrol EXI
3) Ford Figo Petrol ZXi
4) Ford Figo Petrol Titanium
While the diesel models of the Figo includes
1) Ford Figo Diesel LXI
2) Ford Figo Diesel EXI
3) Ford Figo Diesel ZXI
4) Ford Figo Diesel Titanium
Ford Figo Colours
The Figo has attracted many people mainly for its various impressive colours which includes
1) Colorado Red
2) Moondust Silver
3) Sea Grey
4) Kinetic Blue
5) Bright Yellow
6) Panther Black
7) Diamond White
The Figo comes with an excellent and innovative engine in which we can find a difference while driving. It is not an ordinary engine and it is totally different from other engines. The petrol version of the engine is powered by a 1.2 litre Duratec 16V DOHC drivetrain which has the ability to churn out a displacement of about 1196cc. It gives the maximum power of about 70.03 BHP @ 6250 RPM and the maximum torque is 102 NM @ 4000 RPM. Similarly, the diesel version of the engine is packed with a 1.4 litre Duratorq 8V SOHC Common Rail powertrain which is able to deliver the maximum power of 68.05 BHP @ 4000 RPM and maximum torque of about 160 NM @ 2000 RPM along with a displacement of 1396cc respectively. Both engines are mated with a five speed manual transmission for smooth shifting of gear. Actually the engines are refined and efficient but the diesel engine is better while comparing with the petrol.
Acceleration, Mileage and Fuel Economy
The company assures excellent mileage, acceleration and fuel economy in which the petrol version of the car can reach from 0-100kmph in just 15.5 seconds and able to touch 170kmph. On the other hand, the diesel version of the car can reach from 0-100kmph within 16 seconds and possible to attain the speed of 175kmph. The figo generates a healthy mileage for both petrol and diesel versions in which the petrol version offers 12.3kmpl in urban roads and 15.6kmpl on highways. Similarly, the diesel version of figo offers 17kmpl in city roads and 20kmpl on highways which is quite good.
Design and Comfort
Ford Figo Interiors
The Ford has designed the Figo interiors with a major upgrade along with premium quality. The car comes in a blue or black interiors which offers a complete fit and finish to the vehicle. The Figo is obviously a spacious car with lot of comfort features. The front and rear seat comes with ample legroom which adds more comfy to the passengers. It is possible to keep many luggages since it is very spacious with the boot capacity 284 litres which is very decent. It is available with the enhanced lumbar support and seating arrangement offers the driver a clear view of the road. The dashboard is very neat with lot of features such as new steering mounted controls behind steering wheel, Riviera Blue coloured instrument panel which is quite fashionable. People can choose their own colour either blue or black for instrument panel according to their wish. People can be able to keep mobile phone, water bottle, coins in the storage spaces. The car top end variants are integrated with branded audio system with radio, CD/MP3 along with USB and AUX-in. It has an excellent air conditioning system which is considered to be the best in its segment. In addition, it has a Bluetooth phone interface, call logs and many more. Finally, the Titanium variant is blessed with electrically adjustable ORVMs with 6-speed variable intermittent front wipers and anti-drip wiping etc.
Ford Figo has not only revised interiors but also for the exteriors which is more stylish, trendy, gorgeous and muscular. Ford Figo exteriors comes with a redesigned front fascia enhanced with a hexagonal grille and newly designed headlamps helps in improving the visibility. Along with front chrome grille and fender, it has a new fog lights design and attractive front bumper. The figo is having the excellent touch-ups not only the front but also for the rear end. The figo has a stylish vertical tail lamps gives a confident appearance to the car and it has body coloured side view mirrors, door handles with bumpers. The Figo is known as the compact car but it’s total length is measured as 3795mm, width 1680mm and 1427mm of height. The ground clearance of the car is 168mm and the wheels are really attractive. The Figo is designed with superb looking eight spoke 14 inch alloy wheels of 175/65 R14 tire size which offers good road grip and balance to the car.
Braking, Handling and Safety Features
No doubt, the figo comes with efficient braking and handling facilities which is quite outstanding. The front brakes are of ventilated disc type whereas the rear brakes are of drum type. The Titanium versions are available with Anti-Locking Braking System along with EBD which ensures better safety. It is possible to stop suddenly at any emergency situations. Additional comfort is given by the pretty suspension system in which the front suspension system of the car is of McPherson Strut with dual path mounts while the rear suspension system of the car is of Semi-independent twist beam with coil spring system. The Figo is best suited for city drive with the minimum turning radius of 4.9 meters along with the standard power steering. All these features together makes the driving very safety and comfort.
Ford Figo Awards
Ford Figo won name and fame for its awesome features and the quality of the materials are also too good. It has received many awards such as “Compact Car of the Year”, “Best Car of the Year”, “Premium Hatchback of the Year” and many more.