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Sunday, May 31, 2020

FORD FIGO, THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

     
Ford is set to update the Figo and bring it in line with its compact sedan sibling. Prices for the new Figo facelift start at Rs 5.15 lakh, and go up to Rs 8.09 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Here is what you should know about the updated hatchback:  New petrol engines and auto gearbox, The Figo receives the new 1.2- and 1.5-litre petrol motors from the Aspire. The new 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit is good for 96hp and 120Nm of torque and comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. The larger 1.5-litre unit, on the other hand, is good for 123hp and 150Nm of torque and is available solely with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The auto ’box is also new.

The 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel carries forward from the pre-facelift model and is only available with a manual gearbox. Styling in line with the Aspire, The mid-cycle update sees the Figo get stylistic elements similar to those seen on the Aspire compact sedan. Additionally the top trim levels feature blacked-out styling elements such as the wheels, door mirrors, grille and roof to give it a sportier look. The cabin has been updated too, with a revised centre console and new control surfaces.  Available in only three trim levels, While the pre-facelift Figo was available in a choice of five trim levels – Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, Titanium+ and Sports Edition.
       
All three variants are available with the 1.2-litre petrol and the old 1.5-litre diesel engine options; while the Titanium trim also has the new and more powerful 1.5-litre petrol paired with the automatic gearbox on offer.  More equipment on offer, Ford already offered the Figo with some essential safety kit like dual airbags as standard, with the top variants featuring six. With the facelift, the car now gets ABS, a speed-alert system, seat-belt reminders and rear parking sensors as part of the standard kit to comply with upcoming regulations.

In terms of convenience features, the car now gets kit such as keyless entry, push-button start, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, a reverse camera and a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation. The Ford SYNC3 infotainment system from the Aspire, though, has been given a miss. It has been priced at par with the segment, although the top-spec petrol-automatic variant is fairly pricey. However, the new facelift is up to Rs 74,000 cheaper than the outgoing model, depending on the variant in question.