Ford Figo Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Ford Figo
The Ford Figo, launched in 2010 in the Indian market, has been a best-seller for the company in the Indian market. In October 2012 it has launched the new face-lifted Figo with 100 changes at almost no change in price! It competes in the mid-size hatchback market with main rivals being the Chevrolet Beat and the Maruti Ritz. The Figo looks like a mini MPV and resembles quite a bit of the earlier Ford Fusion. Infact, it doesn’t really have sharp or modern design lines but comes across as a neatly designed hatchback with uncluttered and slightly muscular design angles like the flared wheel arches. It does sit pretty low with the overall height being one of the lowest among hatchbacks. The new Figo carries the global Kinectic design DNA with a new front look which has got revised hexagonal grille design, all new headlamps and tail lamps with subtle design changes all over.
On the inside, the Figo scores heavy points due to its combination of space and practicality. The Ford Figo will happily sit five adults in comfort due to its massive leg and shoulder room. The boot space complements the passenger space perfectly and is more than the likes of the Beat and the Ritz. Further, the interior quality is up to the market but ergonomically, the Figo provides a low seating posture which might not be to the liking of the elderly and the fair sex. On the inside, the car received updates like all new instrument cluster color,’Riviera Blue,’ inducing the sense of premium feeling. Also, the new Figo receives all new fabric which improves the overall feel from the inside. Ford has given two engine options on the Figo.
The petrol option comes in the form of a 1.2-litre that puts out a decent 71PS of power along with just over 100Nm of torque. While it scores on its refinement and low engine speed response, the unit does lack outright power and fuel economy too, delivering at best 11-12kmpl in city usage. The diesel engine option is obviously the one that outsells the petrol versions, coming in the form of the reliable 1.4-litre unit that is also seen on the Fiesta Classic. It develops 68PS of power and over 160Nm of torque and is a joy to drive in city due to its punchy spread of torque. It is also extremely fuel efficient, managing an easy 16-17kmpl in city usage. The new Figo has some tune-up for improved acceleration. The Ford Figo also comes with a very good suspension set-up, swallowing bad roads with aplomb.
Infact, the ride quality it delivers is one of the best in the segment and is further complemented by its high speed and road hugging manners. The only shortcoming is the low ground clearance which shows its flip-side when the car has a full load of passengers and bad roads to negotiate. Steering feel is another area where the Figo scores – it might not be very light but at high speeds, provides enough feedback to make sure that lane changing manoeuvres do not translate into nervousness for the driver. The Figo has been loaded with features that a person expects from this segment though rear power windows are missing. Alloy wheels are standard on the top end version along with safety bits like ABS and dual air-bags. The audio system gets Bluetooth connectivity though steering wheel controls have been given a miss. Overall, starting at Rs 3.8 lac for the petrol version and Rs 4.8 for the diesel, the Figo translates into a value for money deal due to its space, comfort and an efficient diesel / smooth petrol motor.For a detailed analysis of the car, continue to read on below…
Pros: New look is great, Interior has more features, Excellent diesel engine, Excellent handling
Cons: Petrol lacks punch, Petrol lacks efficiency, Styling could be more sporty, No rear power windows
Ford Figo Interiors
One of the key elements while designing the Figo was to keep space as priority. Infact, Ford has followed what Honda has been doing with its cars - the idea of "Man Maximum, Machine Minimum" concept. The immediate impression you get once into the driver's cabin is the space inside. The seating is quite low and this can be an issue for the older generation. However, once seated, the Figo's insides does impress you a lot. The speedometer dials look nice and so do the rotary type air-con vents. The audio system's quality is nice and is integrated in a good way into the console. The air-con system though is of the manual variety unlike say the Chevrolet Beat. The top end model comes loaded with goodies like Bluetooth connectivity in the music system and i-pod connectivity.
In the new Figo, the car received updates like all new instrument cluster color,’Riviera Blue,’ inducing the sense of premium feeling. Also, the new Figo receives all new fabric which improves the overall feel from the inside. The ZXI and Titanium variants get steering mounted controls and adjustable steering wheel too for tilt. Leg room up front is generous and even with full sized adults up front, there is more than enough space at the rear for three more! The overall quality of interiors is pretty good and the Figo swallows weekend luggage with ease, thanks to its massive (by its segment standards) 284 litres of space. Overall, the Figo offers you a spacious and high quality cabin though at the cost of few features like rear power windows etc.
Ford Figo Interiors Details
Ford Figo Boot space
With 284 liters of boot space, Ford Figo sure has all the space needed for a weekend family trip. Figo has one of the best boot space in its category making it a wise choice for frequent tourers with need of big luggage space.
Ford Figo Speedometer
The instrument cluster looks modern with analogue and digital meters just in front of the driver. The big speedometer with black dial makes it very easy to read with glimpse.
Ford Figo Gear lever
The gear knob has been comfortably placed for quick shifts and ergonomics which in turn cause less fatigue to the driver. The gear lever has been shrouded which makes the interior even more appealing.
Ford Figo Cup holders
With standard front cup-holders, Ford Figo provides easy placement of cups during the drive. The front cup-holders provide spill-less drives. The rear cup-holders are missing from the hatchback.
Ford Figo Exteriors
The Figo measures 3795mm in lenght, 1680mm in width and 1427mm in height. It isn’t really huge by any standards but has a fair amount of road presence with short and crisp overhangs. The designing we feel has been played safe and it doesn’t really look out rightly sporty or sexy. However, that said, the Figo, in certain colors surely imparts a classy and smart look and certainly has an under-stated aura about it. Ford states that the Figo is designed in line with their Global Kinetic Design philosophy – we say it looks like a scaled down Fusion with design cues picked up from the Fiesta! The new Figo carries the global Kinectic design DNA and has a front look which got revised hexagonal grille design, all new headlamps and tail lamps with subtle design changes all over. Ford also added two new colors – Bright Yellow and Kinetic Blue to the existing color options. The new Figo looks fresh and great.
Ford Figo Exteriors Details
Ford Figo Front design
The new Figo carries the global Kinectic design DNA with refreshed front fascia which got revised hexagonal grille design.
Ford Figo Rear design
The Figo, in certain colors surely imparts a classy and smart look and certainly has an under-stated aura about it. The new tail lamps have subtle design changes all over which look great.
Ford Figo Side profile
Figo has a good side profile as it displays of good sporty looks with curves and body colored door handles.
Ford Figo Ground Clearance
Ford Figo has a good ground clearance of 168 mm which is good for Indian road conditions.
Ford Figo Engine & Performance
The Figo comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol unit is 1.2-litre DuraTec engine which is of the aluminum variety with sequential fuel injection. At 1196cc, the motor puts out a respectable 70Bhp of power with 102Nm of torque. These figures aren’t really the best in class and the engine does feel weak in terms of outright performance. However, Ford has worked hard on the NVH levels and the petrol motor is very silent and goes about performing its duties smoothly. It also scores high on mid and high end torque and once above 3000rpm, the engine responds pretty well. Fuel efficiency isn’t its forte and the ARAI fuel economy stands at a low 15.6kmpl. The engine is mated to Ford’s popular IB5 gearbox and is of the 5-speed variety. The new Figo has a better shifting gearbox. It offers precise shifts and is quite smooth as well. The new Figo has some tune-up and is now better performing.
On the diesel front, Ford has made use of the highly successful and reliable 1.4-litre DuraTorq unit, the same engine that does duty on the Fiesta Classic (and earlier on the Ikon and Fusion) as well. In the Figo, it belts out 69 PS of power and torque which means you get the same kind of low end punch and a healthy spread of torque all over the rev range. It doesn’t really love being revved but drive it normally and you won’t have a reason to complain! Infact, this engine feels at home in city traffic and easily pulls in a higher gear from low speeds. The engine is fairly economical with an ARAI rated economy of 20.0kmpl. Like the petrol engine, this one too is mated to the same gearbox in a 5-speed configuration.
Ford Figo Engine and Performance Details
Ford Figo In-gear acceleration
Ford Figo has very good in-gear acceleration and it is a delight to drive
Ford Figo Gearbox
Ford Figo has a 5-speed manual gearbox which is slick and smooth
Ford Figo Power
Ford Figo has 71 PS petrol and 69 PS diesel engine and the petrol is improved and offers a punchy performance but the diesel is just brilliant.
Ford Figo Torque
In Ford Figo petrol there is 102 Nm of torque and in diesel variant it is 160 Nm which is sufficient for City use.
Ford Figo Mileage and Running Costs
The Figo is available with two engines. The 1.2l petrol gives a mileage of 15 kmpl (ARAI). The 1.4l diesel on the other hand gives a mileage of about 20 kmpl. The diesel as expect has the better economy and delivers on performance as well and has one of the best figures in its class. The petrol on the other hand lags behind its rivals and has a low fuel economy particularly in the city.
Ford Figo Mileage View full detail
|Ford Figo Petrol Variants|
|Ford Figo 1.2 Duratec LXI||15.6 kmpl|
|Ford Figo 1.2 Duratec EXI||15.6 kmpl|
|Ford Figo 1.2 Duratec ZXI||15.6 kmpl|
|Ford Figo 1.2 Duratec Titanium||15.6 kmpl|
|Ford Figo Diesel Variants|
|Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq LXI||20 kmpl|
|Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq EXI||20 kmpl|
|Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq ZXI||20 kmpl|
|Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq Titanium||20 kmpl|
Ford Figo Mileage Details
Ford Figo City fuel economy
In city the petrol Figo is impressive with 12 kmpl but the diesel with near 14-15 kmpl is great
Ford Figo Highway fuel economy
In highway the petrol version of Figo has good efficiency with around 14 kmpl with the diesel giving 18 kmpl
Ford Figo ARAI rated economy
Figo diesel has an efficiency of 15.6 kmpl and the diesel is at 20 kmpl
Ford Figo Tank Range
Ford Figo has 45 litres tank capacity
Ford Figo Handling Braking & Safety
The steering of the Figo is nicely weighed – it is neither too light nor too heavy. It has enough feel to let you know of the happenings on the road! It is easy to drive the vehicle in all driving scenarios and the ABS feature on top end models further aid in the overall dynamics. In terms of safety it has ABS, EBD and dual front airbags, it also has keyless entry.
Ford Figo Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Ford Figo Handling
The steering of the Figo is nicely weighed it is neither too light nor too heavy. It has enough feel to let you know of the happenings on the road! It is easy to drive the vehicle in all driving scenarios and it handles very well
Ford Figo Braking performance
The ABS feature on top end models further aid in the overall dynamics and braking performance is very good
Ford Figo Safety features
In terms of safety it has ABS, EBD and dual front airbags, it also has keyless entry.
Ford Figo ABS
Ford Figo has ABS with EBD in the top model
Ford Figo Traction control
Ford Figo does not come with traction control
Ford Figo Comfort & Suspension
One of the plus points of the Figo is the way it rides and handles. Ford has tuned the suspension perfectly for Indian roads and this car does stand-out among the rivals as far as comfort goes. At parking and slow speeds, it doesn’t require much effort from the driver and on the highways.
Ford Figo Comfort & Suspension Details
Ford Figo Comfort
The Figo has a comfortable ride and is quite refined. Ford has tuned the suspension perfectly for Indian roads and this car does stand-out among the rivals as far as comfort goes. At parking and slow speeds, it doesnt require much effort from the driver and on the highways.
Ford Figo Front suspension
Front suspension of the Ford Figo has Independent McPherson strut with dual path mounts
Ford Figo Rear suspension
Rear suspension of the Ford Figo has Semi-Independent twist beam, Coil springs
Ford Figo Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||14 inch|
Ford Figo Features
|Ford Figo||1.2 Duratec LXI||1.2 Duratec EXI||1.2 Duratec ZXI||1.2 Duratec Titanium||1.4 Duratorq LXI||1.4 Duratorq EXI||1.4 Duratorq ZXI||1.4 Duratorq Titanium|
Ford Figo Price
The ex showroom price of Ford Figo ranges from Rs 3.90 Lakh to Rs 6.05 Lakh. Ford Figo is available in 8 variants. To find the on road price of Ford Figo you need to click on the check on road price.
Ford Figo has 4 Petrol variant(s), 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Ford Figo 1.2 Duratec LXI which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 3.90 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq Titanium which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.05 Lakh .
Ford Figo News
Ford Figo Reviews
Posted on Nov,11,03 7:15 PM
Pros great looks, great mileage in diesel (17 average), less price value for money 1.4 cc fiesta engine,
Cons poor resale value, less service stations (only 10 in punjab)
great car value for money. great mileage, great looks, great .............................................................
Posted on Oct,10,27 1:03 AM
Pros great looks, comfort
Cons fuel economy
It is a great car. Lots of feature and value for money. Good responsive engine. it gives 17KMPL in city.
Posted on Dec,12,31 10:55 AM
Pros Styllish look with good controls
Cons lacking rear power windows and steering AC control
After face lifting of the old figo now it can be predicted that Nice car with maximum comforts and safety offered by FORD in the segment
By Raj Posted on Dec,12,20 6:13 PM
Pros great looks, great mileage in diesel
Cons poor resale value
It is a great car. Lots of feature and value for money.
Posted on Jan,01,21 11:36 AM
Pros value for money
Cons no comments
figo tdci zxi is a great car with full comfort & style. i drove my new figo zxi tdci car from rajasthan to visakhaptnam 2000 kms with a mieage over 21 kms keeping speed over 100 to 120 kmhr. enjoyed the driving through out.
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