The new Ford Figo was launched after much anticipation and expectancy at Mumbai’s Hard Rock Café earlier this month. Many changes are seen in its makeup but then as the saying goes – Change is a wonderful thing. Ford Figo has been the most awarded and well received vehicle in its segment and with the number of stylish and graceful changes seen in its exterior and interior, this new Ford Figo is also headed for success in Indian markets. The launch was a novel and musical way of bringing in the new facelifted model which had earlier made its debut in 2010.
Ford Figo has received a number of cosmetic changes though engineering under its hood is pretty much the same. Indian auto manufactures have increased prices of their models but fortunately Ford India has stayed away from such price increases and have brought in the upgraded Ford Figo with only very minor price hikes. Figo petrol variant will be priced at Rs.3.85 lakhs while its diesel counterpart is priced at Rs.4.82 lakhs. Ford Figo is seen with a new bumper design in body color and a hexagonal grille in black.
Two trendy shades have been added to the Figo Facelift so Bright Yellow and Kinetic Blue are added to Colorado Red, Moon Dust Silver, Sea Grey, Panther Black, Diamond White and Chill. Interiors are fitted with a newly designed dashboard in a more calm navy blue color while Ford Figo will now come with USB connectivity and audio control panel mounted on steering wheel.
The petrol variants will possess the same 1.2 liter 1196 cc sequential electric fuel injection engine mated to a five speed manual transmission while its diesel engine will include a 1.4 liter 1399 cc Duratorq. The petrol engine will be capable of 70 bhp and 102 Nm torque while offering mileage of 12.5 kmpl. The diesel engine produces 68 hp power and 160 Nm torque and offers 14.5 kmpl.
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