The first-generation Ford Figo found many Indian homes, thanks to its chic appeal and fun-to-drive character. In 2015, the brand launched a fresh model, which was new from ground-up. But due to a lack of a peppy petrol engine, equipment and a staid cabin, it didn’t quite make the right impact in the market with rivaling hatchbacks enjoying a major chunk of the sales pie. It did not look too attractive either. However, for 2019, Ford launched the Figo with some significant updates which included cosmetic enhancements, a better features list, a revised interior and of course, a pair of new petrol engines.
The 2019 Figo looks sportier than the model it replaces. At the front, it boasts of an all-black grille, flanked by peeled-back headlamps that get smoked-out clusters. The sportier-looking bumper gets C-shaped fog-lamps with blue accent highlights. It also gets a black roof and 15-inch alloy wheels. The side profile remains the same with those clean character lines flowing all the way from the front wheel arch to the rear tail lamp. At the rear, the bumper is different, getting some black cladding and some graphics on the lower half of the tail gate. In terms of dimensions, the Figo is 3941mm in length, 1704mm in width and 1525mm in height. The wheelbase stretches across at 2490mm. The petrol engine is very smooth and refinement levels are good. It also delivers strong performance. When pushed hard, the engine does get slightly coarse, but by and large, it sounds nice and sporty at times. The diesel engine, in comparison, delivers a strong surge of power. The clutch feels nice and weighty, and the gearbox works seamlessly. The car feels planted around corners, and as you pick up speed, the steering gets nice and heavy. It deals with pot holes and ruts with aplomb. In terms of specifications, it gets a 1194cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 95bhp and 120Nm of torque and a 1498cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 99bhp and 215Nm of torque. Paired to both engines is a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine is BSVI compliant. Also, the base-spec trim weighs in at 1016kgs.
The Ford Figo has a fuel tank capacity of 42 litres. In terms of mileage, the petrol manual model is capable of returning 24.4kmpl and the diesel manual model returns 25.5kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
The cabin boasts of an all-black theme. Everything feels solidly made, and the fit and finish is really good. The upholstery gets blue stitching, but only on the Titanium Blu variant. The central console and steering get a piano-black finish and we particularly liked the faux carbon-fibre dials. The seats up-front provide sufficient support and are well bolstered too. You also get a good view from the driver’s seat. At the rear too, there is ample space for the occupants. The headrests are adjustable too. Features include power folding and adjustable wing mirrors, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with AUX, USB and Bluetooth, navigation, steering-mounted audio controls, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic climate control, 15-inch black alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering, automatic headlamps and wipers, adjustable rear headrests, rear defogger, electric boot release and driver’s seat-height adjust. In terms of safety, it is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed-sensing door locks, ESP, traction control, hill-start assist and side and curtain airbags.
The Ford Figo is sold in seven shades: Ruby Red, Moondust Silver, Absolute Black, White Gold, Oxford White, Deep Impact Blue and Smoke Grey. The paint quality and finish for all the shades is excellent. We particularly found the Ruby Red to be the most striking of all colours, but the one that’s sure to be a hit among Indian car buyers is Oxford White.
All the details regarding the Ford Figo – namely, the engine, specifications, variant-wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors and exterior details are extensively covered in the company’s model brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early 2020, the Ford Figo is available in seven variants. The price for the base Ambiente 1.2 Ti-VCT variant is ₹ 5.23 lakh, the price for the Titanium 1.2 Ti-VCT MT variant is ₹ 6 lakh, the price for the Ambiente 1.5 TDCi variant is ₹ 6.13 lakh, the price for the Titanium Blu 1.2 Ti-VCT variant is ₹ 6.65 lakh, the price for the Titanium 1.5 TDCi variant is ₹ 6.9 lakh, the price for the Titanium Blu 1.5 TDCi variant is ₹ 7.55 lakh and the price for the Titanium 1.5 Ti-VCT AT variant is ₹ 7.7 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.
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