Based on Ford’s Global B platform, the Figo gets its name from the Italian slang expression Figo, which is similar to the English slang expression ‘cool’. This new car with its elegant looks has been brought to India with young minds in mind. The Figo seems small, but nevertheless, it has a lot of space in its four meters in length. The car has a tall and determined appearance. In this article, let’s take a look at the Ford Figo in detail.
While speed breakers on Indian roads pose a problem for almost every other vehicle, the Ford Figo won’t face anything of the kind. The ride quality is exceptional and there is nothing to disturb the tranquility of the occupants. The Figo takes advantage of Ford’s small car platform architecture with solid proportions. Ford has been smart enough to incorporate the familiar Fiesta technology into this new car.
The Figo is available in 8 variants in India. A 1.2 Duratec engine powers the petrol variants, while the diesel variants get their power from 1.4 Duratorq engines. The gasoline engine has SEFI technology that allows it to generate a power of 70 HP at 6,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 102 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the CRDi diesel engines are capable of generating 68PS at 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm.
Both engines are mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission that ensures the car runs smoothly no matter what the road conditions. Both engines also deliver exceptional fuel economy figures and the car is aggressively priced, attracting more sales.
The well designed suspension and steering system adds to the comfort levels. One can simply sit behind the wheels of the Figo to know what is called stupendous performance. Hydraulic power steering provides sheer driving pleasure.
The Figo also takes inspiration from the company’s kinetic design. The Ford Figo flaunts a sleek design with a lowered grille, sloped roof and edgy side panels. Sleek and stylish headlights, a well-designed hood, an integrated spoiler and the beveled shape of the rear window accentuate the car’s youthful appeal. Body-color door handles and side mirrors add to this appeal.
The Ford Figo has a 2498mm long wheelbase and the car’s interiors display a unique combination of quality, substance and generous proportions. 5 adults can easily fit in the Figo’s cozy interior space. Legroom and headroom is amazing, and rear trunk space can hold anything from light shopping bags to large, heavy luggage. Overall, the Figo can be considered one of the most spacious cars in its segment.
The Figo comes in two interior finishes, a cool Coral IP theme and a matte-finish Ebony Black. The two finishes are sure to cater to everyone’s tastes, whether it be urban youth or people looking for class and aesthetics. The car is a winner in its segment even when it comes to safety. Airbags, ABS with EBD and more take care of the safety of the driver and occupants.