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Ford Figo Overview
Overall Evaluation of the Ford Figo The Ford Figo is a compact hatchback that was rolled out in the Indian market in March 2010. It shares key elements of its kinetic design with its elder siblings like Ford Mondeo and Ford Focus. The Figo was developed as an India bound car, taking into consideration the needs and preferences of the Indian buyers. The hatchback is available in both diesel and petrol versions, carrying 1.2L petrol and 1.4L diesel engines, respectively. The Figo is a smart city car that comes laden with a range of unique new generation features including lane change indicators, speed sensing volume control, rapid deceleration warning, smart programmable remote key, six-speed intermittent wiper, distance to empty, intelligent central locking and many more. The Ford Figo has been shelved in the price bracket of Rs 3,54,900 - Rs 5,33,400 (Delhi ex-showroom), where it is fighting for space with the likes of Maruti Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Chevrolet Beat, Nissan Micra and Fiat Punto. The Figo has been receiving an overwhelming response from the Indian buyers and more than 60,000 units of this car have already been sold in the country, since its launch. Moreover, Ford Figo has won the prestigious ‘Indian Car of the Year 2010’ award. Besides selling in India, the car is also being exported to the markets like South-Africa, from here. Engine & Specifications Evaluation of the Ford Figo As mentioned above, Figo model is available in both diesel and petrol versions in the Indian market. The petrol version of Figo comes powered by a 1.2L, 1196cc, four-cylinder, DOHC, engine that can deliver a peak power of 71 PS at 6,250 rpm with peak torque of 102 Nm at 4,000 rpm. On the other hand, Figo diesel sports a 1.4L, four-cylinder SOHC, Duratorq diesel engine that is capable of generating a peak power of 69 PS at 4,000 rpm with a peak torque of 160 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Both of the variants come mated with a five-speed manual transmission system and front-wheel drive as standard features. Performance of the Ford Figo The Ford Figo model has been appreciated for its power packed performance on Indian roads. Where the petrol variant takes 15.5 seconds to break the speed barrier of 100 km/hr, the diesel variant performs the task in 15.8 seconds. The car offers a great performance on city and highways. Its suspension system has been optimized to offer a comfortable ride to the passengers along with a superior riding and handling experience for driver. While the diesel version caries a fuel economy of 14.5 to 18.5 kmpl, the petrol version of Figo offers a fuel economy of 12.5 to 15.5 kmpl. Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of the Ford Figo The Ford Figo comes wearing a unique urban look from outside along with a range of road-presence enhancing features such as distinctive human-eye shaped headlights, vertical stacked taillight cluster that hosts rake light, turn indicator and reverse light, and many more. Inside, the Figo hosts an elegant combination of fabric, equipment and seating. The car is spacious and comes blessed with a range of infotainment and comfort and convenience boosting features including MP3 player with 4-speakers, AC, power steering, 6 Speed Intermittent Wiper and many more. It comes blessed with some highly advanced safety features including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, smart programmable remote key, etc.
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