The iconic hatchback of Ford India, Figo has grabbed yet yet another title in the latest results of the J.D. Power Asia Pacific India Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) 2013. Reportedly, the model has been termed as the country's most dependable premium compact model, despite presence of segment leading models like Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai i20. Also, the model also crossed the mark of average industry score of 270. It must be noted that this study ranks models from different segments on their dependability, based on a comprehensive 169 points study.
Expressing his views on this success, the President and Managing Director of Ford India, Joginder Singh was quoted as saying, “Quality is a key cornerstone of our brand promise and this recognition further strengthens our commitment to laser sharp focus in delivering quality products and services to our customers. The award reinforces the Figo’s reputation as a reliable, substantial vehicle with outstanding value for money.”
Ford Figo happens to be a well appreciated model in its respective segment and is known for its quality features and value for money proportion. Also, the model has found a title in the prestigious 2012 Limca Book of Records as the most awarded model of India in its debut year. Interestingly, the car is shipped to almost 37 international auto markets and has transformed India as one of the auto maker's preferred locations for a world-class manufacturing hub.
It must be noted that the Ford Classic also found a place in the mid-size car segment as it scored more than the industry average in terms of dependability. The 2013 rankings of India vehicle dependability study included 61 models across 11 segments. The rankings were derived as a result of comprehensive evaluation of feedback from more than 7,000 individuals across 25 cities of the country. Currently running in its sixth year, the study take the rounds of dependability of vehicles, based on the issues reported per 100 models.