2021 Ford Figo AT Review: Automatically better?
Ford is now offering the Figo with an automatic transmission while the rest of the package remains the same as before. Can the transmission alone bring in enough desirability to the Figo package?
By:Aakash PaulSeptember 3, 2021 8:59 PM
Hatchbacks are a great option if you want a car that is small in size but can still offer a decent amount of space on the inside and deliver an engaging driving experience. In many ways, a hatchback is more fun and practical on the road compared to an SUV. Considering that most buyers use their cars for daily commutes, Ford has now equipped the Figo with an automatic transmission. While most cars in the segment offer AMT transmissions, the one found in Figo is a torque converter unit. This is a technologically superior option when you compare it to AMTs. So how does this change the driving experience of the Ford Figo?
2021 Ford Figo AT design & styling
Before we get to the driving portion, let me quickly run you through the other aspects of the car as not much has changed. The Figo looks very similar to how it has been for a while. There is not a lot of drama happening in terms of design and it looks rather simple. At the front, you will find the familiar Ford grille, halogen headlamps and turn indicators, black inserts on the bumper and some chrome garnishing around the fog lamps. Seeing as how most of the competitors now offer LED units, the Figo can look a bit dated with its yellow-tinted eyes.
On the sides, you will see the same old 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. There are no roof rails here and the door handles and ORVMs are body-coloured. The windows come with a thin black surrounding that adds some contrast. At the back too things are rather simple and plain. The top-end trim comes with a rear defogger and a rear windscreen wiper as well. Overall, the design of the car has not changed and it is not going to get second glances when you drive it down the road. But it is not a bad car to look at when you leave for work every morning.
2021 Ford Figo AT Interior space & features
Ford is offering the Figo in just two variants – Titanium and Titanium+ and they have a minimal number of differences in their feature list. This is a good thing and means that even if you go for the “base” model, you get most of the goodies. The cabin looks the same as before and is covered in black. There are some piano black accents around the 7.0-inch touchscreen display, on the steering wheel and around the gear selector. Quality levels are good and generally, you will not be complaining about too many things. While it might not come with fancy ambient lighting, the buttons have a pleasant blue glow.
As a person who is 6-feet tall, I had no issue finding space in both the rows of the car. The rear passengers get adjustable head restraints but no AC vents or charging ports. I think Ford could have at least added a charging port at the back considering the number of gadgets people tend to have these days. Squeezing three people at the back will be a bit of a task and that is not made easier by the lack of a head restraint in the centre and a transmission tunnel that is far from being flat. You will not have any complaints from the seats as they are well cushioned and one at the front also have a decent amount of bolstering on the sides. People with slimmer build like mine will still be shifting a little when pushing the car around corners but overall the seats do a good job.
It is no secret that the Figo is not the most feature-loaded car in the segment and if that is your priority, then it is best you look elsewhere. While the touchscreen system has a good interface, responds well to touch inputs and is paired to a capable sound system, it does not support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In the second row, you will not find any AC vents, charging ports, armrest or bottle holders in the doors.
2021 Ford Figo AT engine specifications and transmission
Let us now take at how this new Figo is to drive. It gets the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine as before and makes 94.6hp and 119Nm of torque. This engine is now being offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. One thing to note is that Figo’s competitors either do not offer automatic transmissions or come with automated manual transmissions (AMTs). Torque converters are superior to AMTs and the gear shifts are smoother in comparison. The petrol engine in the Figo is a very refined unit and the addition of this automatic transmission makes the driving experience a whole lot better. You can easily drive around in the city and not notice the gear changes for the most part. If you are looking for a relaxed drive then the Figo automatic will deliver it. For extra fun, there is a Sport mode that holds onto the gears for longer and you can also change gears manually using the buttons on the gear lever. In manual mode, the gear shifts are fairly quick and there is not a whole lot of lag but using the buttons can take some time to get used to.
There is a good amount of punch in the mid-range but the higher you go, the more you will struggle when overtaking someone. This car can easily ferry around four people and can also be a good vehicle to take on the highways. One can easily cruise at triple-digit speeds without the engine feeling stressed. While the power and torque figures are on the higher side, the engine does not feel as eager and seems to have been tuned for a linear response. For some people, the petrol unit might not be as exciting as a turbo-petrol or a diesel engine found in other cars.
2021 Ford Figo AT ride & handling
While the Figo might not have more exciting engine options, it still handles well around corners and does not feel floaty when you try and test its limits. The suspension is a little bit on the stiffer side and you can definitely find cars with plusher rides compared to the Figo. However, it is not at all bad to cause you any discomfort. You get a steering wheel that feels light and can be a boon when parking the car or while ambling around in city traffic. It would have been great if it could have felt a bit heavier as you gain speed though.
2021 Ford Figo AT safety features
You get a standard front disc and rear drum brake setup in the Figo but the brakes felt quite sharp and even though we were dealing with wet tarmac on the day of testing, the brakes felt very reliable. Obviously, it comes with ABS and EBD as well and they do their part in adding to the safety aspect of the car. In fact, this is one of the safest cars in its segment and comes with side and curtain airbags. It also gets other features like rear parking sensors and camera, ESP, TCS and HLA.
2021 Ford Figo AT mileage
Ford claims that this car has a fuel efficiency of 16kmpl, which is lower when you compare it to the manual model of the car. I only had the Figo for one day and during my testing, I was mostly driving around a rain-soaked Delhi. I was getting close to 10-11kmpl but that is probably due to the fact that I was having a little too much fun testing the limits of the car. If you pay a little more caution to your driving behaviour, you might be able to extract a bit more from the car but even that will not make this a very frugal car in its segment.
2021 Ford Figo AT verdict
The new automatic transmission in the Figo is definitely a capable unit. Since this is not an AMT, the gear shifts are a whole lot smoother and people who drive their cars in the city mostly will appreciate the introduction of this gearbox. The Figo is a decent car in itself but since the market is full of many competitors and feature-loaded packages, you’ll need to have some specific requirements to see the appeal of this little hatch. The Titanium model of Figo has a price tag of Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom) while the Titanium+ costs Rs 8.20 lakh (ex-showroom). These prices are in close proximity to some of the higher-spec models of its competitors. If you want a car that has a smooth driving character and is high on safety but fancy features are really not a very high priority, the Figo automatic could be a great option to consider.
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Ford FigoFord figo is a 5 seater Hatchback available in a price range of ₹ 5.82 - 8.37 Lakh. It is available in 7 variants, 1 engine option and 2 transmission options : Manual and Automatic (Torque Converter). Other key specifications of the figo include a Ground Clearance of 174 mm, Kerb Weight of 1016 kg and Bootspace of 257 litres. The figo is available in 5 colours. The mileage of figo ranges from 16 kmpl to 24.4 kmpl.
- Powerful diesel engine
- Smooth automatic gearbox
- Ride and Handling
Could be Better
- Dated interiors
- Rivals offer better visibility
- Rear seat comfort could be better
With the new Figo, Ford has addressed the problem of the old car with the new petrol engine which is more powerful and the dashboard now looks modern and up to date. When you combine that with the core Figo strengths like comfortable ride and fun handling it makes for a very competitive hatchback.
It puts a question of ‘too little, too late' or ‘better late than never’ as Ford has introduced an automatic version for the Figo in the 1.2-litre petrol engine. This is a torque converter, and in all respect, looks like a downgrade from the previous petrol-automatic combo Ford used to offer. But is it?
Engine and Gearbox
Ford has plonked their familiar torque converter with Figo’s 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. This Ti-VCT motor from the Dragon Family has a healthy output of 95bhp and is unchanged with the addition of the torque converter. Crank up the motor and it maintains a refined demeanour with no vibrations transferring into the cabin which are usually associated with a three-cylinder engine. Even though the torque output of 119Nm is accessible at 4250rpm, there’s a good amount of low-end grunt to keep the Figo AT moving at slow city speeds.
Off the mark, the motor remains silent and vibe free with no jerks or lurches once you pull it into D and get off the brake pedal. Get on the gas and it won’t let you feel underpowered for a city runabout. Under everyday driving conditions at steady throttle, the gearbox tends to shift at 2,500rpm and the shifts are unannounced and pretty smooth for a torque converter. Go hard on the accelerator pedal and it will hold on the gear up to 6500rpm redline. But it does get noisy and feels harsh if not vibey when doing so.
On the flip side, when pushed hard the relaxed nature of this motor becomes apparent as it takes its sweet time for hitting triple-digit speeds. Also, it needs to be worked around to get optimum performance from this petrol-auto combo. Unlike the TSI motor or the VVT that have punchy and peppy nature, respectively, this 1.2 Dragon engine performs at its finest when it’s driven accordingly.
For instance, a sudden overtake is not recommended. Instead, you have to plan the overtake way before executing it by getting the right revs and adjusting the gear and throttle position. That said, like in upshifts, the kick-down is jerk-free and inconspicuous as well. In our testing figures, the Figo automatic ran from standstill to 100kmph in a leisurely 14.28 seconds. Its in-gear acceleration from 20kmph-80kmph stood at 8.61 seconds and 40-100kmph at 12.44 seconds. To put things into perspective, the older 1.5-litre petrol Figo – which had a DCT automatic gearbox – did the same runs in 11.12 seconds, 6.58 seconds and 8.16 seconds, respectively.
Then there’s the S mode on the gear lever, and I would rather drive the Figo AT wholly in this mode all day. Here the gearshifts are held on up to the 3,000-3,500rpm mark, which in turn keeps the motor in the right rev-range for some enthusiastic drive. And if you want to shift manually, there are toggle switches on the gear-lever which isn’t the best way, yet is ergonomic.
Ride and Handling
There are no changes to the Figo Automatic when it comes to its ride and handling. It still is one of the most engaging hatchbacks you can buy thanks to its direct steering which respond well even to the smallest of inputs. Although the steering goes three-turn lock-to-lock, there’s barely any lag off-centre and even when you intend to throw it around the corner, there’s an ample amount of feedback to let you know what the front wheels are up to. It’s backed by a controlled body roll that adds to the confidence furthermore.
Over small irregularities, the ride quality has a good amount of pliability, especially at low speeds. Even large potholes with sharper edges and ill-made speed breakers are taken astride with good composure. The ride gets even better as speed increases and remained flat over the monsoon ravaged roads we drove it on. There were little to no vertical movements over larger undulations either. On the flip side, we expected the brakes to have a tad more feel to add to Figo’s ‘driving involvement’ demeanour.
Interior Space and Comfort
In the all-black cabin of the Figo, you’d still find some last-gen bits that make it look dated. Although we think this interior is rather well-built and has aged well. You’d notice that the automatic gear lever is the same one that was offered in the older 1.5 Figo AT. Otherwise, there are no interesting changes to report here. Amongst its competition, the Figo boasts a spacious cabin that is laden with just enough bells and whistles to keep you from complaining.
Atop the dashboard is a floating touchscreen with just the perfect dimension and touch-fluidity. Although it has limited information, it’s got inbuilt navigation and manual buttons below it so you don’t need to reach for the screen every time. Similarly, the instrument cluster retains the old-school layout with an analogue integrated into three circular segments. The monochromatic MID screen is something that’s not expected in a modern-day car though.
As for the seats, they are comfortable and offer support in all the right places. Even visibility upfront is good. Both the rows get an ample amount of headspace and shoulder room as well. Move to the back, and you can easily seat three medium-sized adults. But there’s no centre armrest, air vents or door pockets for the rear passengers. Lastly, the boot size of 257 litres isn’t large enough by competition standards, but it’s deep and practical enough. There’s no split seat here and the second row doesn’t fold flat either.
Features and Equipment
In this top-spec Titanium trim that we have here, the list of features includes push-button start, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVM, auto AC controls, and connectivity tech in the form of Ford Pass. Although compared to its rivals, a few feel-good features are amiss like LED lights or even DRLs, Android Auto and Apple Carplay, digital driver’s display, and a cooled glovebox to name a few. But it makes up for it by offering six airbags, traction control, ESC, rear parking sensors and reversing camera, hill hold and the three-star NCAP safety rating.
The Ford Figo 1.2 Petrol Automatic now comes as yet another choice for someone looking to buy a hatchback with the convenience of a two-pedal setup amongst the mentionable rivals like Baleno, Polo, i20, Swift, and Grand i10 Nios. But compared to this lot, the Figo has a different charm that allures those who want a hatchback with good driving dynamics, spacious cabin and solid reliability.
Surely though, compared to the new turbocharged generation of hatchbacks, this naturally-aspirated American might feel a tad slouch. It’s even slower than the older petrol-automatic version Ford had on sale for some time before it was discontinued owing to poor sales.
But the Figo makes sense for someone who wants Ford’s driving dynamics and built-quality, its service and maintenance plans and doesn’t mind living with a few odd outdated features. The addition of the automatic with the petrol engine makes it a good city runabout with occasional highway jaunts thrown in, thus making it a jack-of-all.
Pictures by Kaustubh Gandhi
The Ford Figo is a subcompacthatchback manufactured by Ford India in its Chennai and Sanand plants. Based on the Mark V European Ford Fiesta hatchback, the Figo has been sold in emerging countries since March 2010.
First generation (2010)
|Also called||Ford Ikon Hatch (Mexico)|
|Assembly||India: Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Ford India)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Related||Ford Fiesta Mk V|
|Engine||1,242 cc (75.8 cu in) Zetec-SE I4|
1,398 cc (85.3 cu in) Duratorq DLD-414 TDCi I4
|Wheelbase||2,489 mm (98.0 in)|
|Length||3,795 mm (149.4 in)|
|Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in)|
|Height||1,427 mm (56.2 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,040–1,130 kg (2,293–2,491 lb)|
The Ford Figo was unveiled in Delhi in September 2009. It is based on the same small car platform used for the Ford Fiesta and resembles the mark 5 Fiesta but with revised front and rear treatments. It is smaller than the Fiesta Classic which Ford also sells in India. The name "Figo" is a colloquial Italian word meaning "cool".
It was launched to the Indian market in March 2010, and by July 2010 there were 25,000 sales bookings across all variants. A facelifted model of the Figo was launched on 15 October 2012. This model has a larger hexagonal grill and redesigned head and tail lamps. It was released in South Africa in January 2013.
The Ford Figo available in both petrol and diesel versions, all with five speed manual transmissions and power steering as standard. Both engines meet the BS-IV (Bharat Stage - IV) emission norms.
The Figo diesel is equipped with the same 1.4-litre engine which is currently powering the Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta and the Indian petrol version is equipped with a new 1.2-litre The petrol variant gives a mileage of around 12.5 kmpl in the city while on the highway it offers around 15.5 kmpl. and the diesel returns a mileage of around 16 kmpl in the city while on the highway it delivers a mileage of 19 kmpl.
The Figo was available in a range of specifications including LXI, EXI, ZXI and Titanium. The Titanium adds alloy wheels, dual air bags and ABS.
The Figo underwent a facelift in October 2012 although the car remains unchanged mechanically and uses the same engines.
The Mexican Ikon Hatch was available only with a 1.6 litre Duratec petrol engine producing 98 hp (73 kW; 98 hp) at 6500 rpm and torque of 142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft) at 4000 rpm.
The Figo was available with a 1.4 litre petrol engine with a manual gearbox or a 1.6 litre with a 4 speed automatic gearbox, which is same as ford focus mk2.
The South African petrol Figo was powered by a 1.4-litre producing 62 kW (84 PS; 83 bhp) at 6000 rpm and torque of 127 N⋅m (13.0 kg⋅m) at 4000 and is available in Ambiente and Trend models.
|Models||1.2 Duratec Petrol||1.4 Duratorq Diesel||1.4 Duratec Petrol||1.6 Duratec Petrol||1.6 Duratec Petrol|
|Market||India||India/South Africa||South Africa/Middle East||Mexico||Middle East|
|Type||1,196 cc (1.196 L; 73.0 cu in) 16V DOHC||1,399 cc (1.399 L; 85.4 cu in) 8V SOHC||1.4 L Duratec DOHC||1.6 L Duratec DOHC||1.6 L Duratec DOHC|
|Power||71 PS (52 kW; 70 hp)@6250||69 PS (51 kW; 68 hp)@4000||84 PS; 83 bhp (62 kW)@6000||98 hp (73 kW; 98 hp)@6500||98 hp (73 kW; 98 hp)@6500|
|Torque||102 N⋅m (10.4 kg⋅m)@4000||160 N⋅m (16 kg⋅m)@2000||127 N⋅m (13.0 kg⋅m)@4000||142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft)@4000||142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft)@4000|
|Overall Length||3,795 mm (149.4 in)|
|Overall Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in) (without ORVM)|
|Overall Height||1,427 mm (56.2 in)|
|Wheel Base||2,489 mm (98.0 in)|
|Ground Clearance||168 mm (6.6 in)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)||45|
|Turning radius||4.9 m|
|Boot Space (litres)||284|
The Ford Figo was manufactured at Ford's plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The 100,000th Ford Figo produced for the Indian market was delivered 15 months after its launch. The 200,000th Figo was sold during August 2012, after 29 months of production, while the 300,000th Figo was made in first week of August 2013, after 41 months of production.
Braking and handling
The Ford Figo had ventilated discs at front and drum rear brakes. The top variant came with an Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) which enhances the safety of the car by helping it stop in emergency situations.
During a crash, the Figo's engine automatically falls from the bonnet area to prevent the car from catching fire. Dual front airbags are available on a premium package.
The Figo had been awarded 20 Indian auto industry awards, more honours than any other car in 2010. The Ford Figo was voted the 2011 Indian Car of the Year by a panel of leading automotive magazine editors. It was also named runner-up in the 2011 South African Car of the Year Awards.
A series of Ford Figo print ads were created by JWT India, including a caricature of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the driver's seat with three scantily clad women sitting gagged and bound in the trunk, a Paris Hilton caricature winking from the driver's seat while Kim Kardashian and two others are gagged in the boot, and a caricatured Michael Schumacher with Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso lookalikes gagged in the back. All three featured the same tagline: "Leave your worries behind".
The print ads were not approved by Ford, but were used as speculative renderings to promote the agency. JWT breached trust and used an approval from Ford to use other poster ads made for Ford as a tacit approval to enter the adverts into the GoaFest 2013 Advertising awards and adsoftheworld.com. Ivan Razl of adsoftheworld.com confirmed that the ads were removed according to the rules of the website as the letter was only a generic approval and the said ads were not approved, which was confirmed to him by JWT. After the publication of the ads, Ford responded by stating that the posters were contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within Ford and its agency partners. JWT India's parent, WPP plc, apologized for the adverts.
After the incident, JWT India chief creative officer and managing partner Bobby Pawar and Blue Hive creative director Vijay Simha Vellanki resigned; and a further ten employees were reported to have been laid off.
Second generation (B562; 2015)
|Second generation (B562)|
|Also called||Ford Ka|
Ford Ka+ (Europe)
Ford Figo Aspire (sedan, India)
Ford Freestyle (crossover version, India)
|Assembly||India: Sanand, Gujarat (Ford India)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Related||Ford Fiesta Mk VI|
|Engine||1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) 1.5l Ti-VCT (Petrol)|
1,196 cc (73.0 cu in) 1.2l Ti-VCT (Petrol)
1,498 cc (91.4 cu in) 1.5l TDCi (Diesel)
|Transmission||6-speed dual-clutch automatic mated to 1.5l Ti-VCT (Petrol)|
5-speed manual mated to 1.2l Ti-VCT (Petrol) and 1.5l TDCi (Diesel)
|Wheelbase||2,491 mm (98.1 in)|
|Length||3,886 mm (153.0 in) (hatchback)|
3,995 mm (157.3 in) (Aspire)
4,254 mm (167.5 in) (sedan)
|Width||1,695 mm (66.7 in)|
|Height||1,525 mm (60.0 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,037–1,041 kg (2,286–2,295 lb)|
Codenamed B562, Ford India launched the second generation Figo in 2015, six years after the initial launch. The second generation Figo came with "Aston Martin-esque" front grilles. On the top end trims Titanium and Titanium+, the slats/bars and the grille surround are chrome plated. The lower trims get either Black or Silver painted grilles and grille surround. The second generation Figo is available in three engine options. The 1.2-litre petrol unit makes 88PS and 112Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Ford also has a larger 1.5-litre petrol on offer which is only offered with a 6-speed Dual-clutch transmission. This unit makes 112PS and 136Nm. And lastly, there is also a 1.5-litre diesel, churning 100PS and 215 Nm.
A performance oriented Figo S was also available. It includes a stiffer suspension setup, along with a rear sway bar and bigger wheels to improve the dynamic nature of the car.
All variants were offered with dual-front airbags except the base variant, which only has a driver-side airbag. The top-end variant gets six airbags in total.
It is equipped with an independent MacPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar up front work in tandem with semi independent twist beam with twin gas and oil filled shock absorbers at the rear.
Equipment highlights for the Figo included the MyFord Dock, first introduced on the Figo Aspire, which allowed occupants to easily charge their smart-devices and also use the same for navigation.
The model was re-launched in February 2020 to comply with BS6 - Bharat Stage 6 norms, which went into effect in April 2020.
Ford India issued a statement saying that they had initiated a voluntary recall for approximately 42,300 units of the new Figo and the Figo Aspire owing to problems in the Restraint Control Module (RCM).
The software issue on the RCM can result in airbags not deploying in certain collisions. This may lead to loss of life. Ford stated that they will be carrying out software upgrade on the RCM on all affected vehicles across the country, free of cost. The recall applied to Figo and Figo Aspire units manufactured since the launch of both the vehicles until 12 April 2016.
Ford India initially targeted 20,000 unit/month of average output for Figo and Figo Aspire from the Sanand, Gujarat plant. However reports indicated that Figo hatchback's sales declined by 60 per cent between October 2015 and March 2016, while the Figo Aspire's sales went down 74 per cent from its launch in August 2015 and March 2016. This led to slash in production to 10,800 units a month.
The Figo, along with the Endeavour/Everest and EcoSport, will be discontinued due to the Chennai and Sanand plants being closed. The Figo for the Mexican market will remain on sale until 2021.
In 2018, a crossover-styled variant of the Figo was introduced, known as the Ford Freestyle. It is slotted between the Figo hatchback and the EcoSport. It is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It is available in the following trims: Titanium and Titanium+.
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Key Specs of Ford Figo
|Mileage (upto)||24.4 kmpl|
|Engine (upto)||1499 cc|
Specs and Features
Figo Latest Update
Latest Update: Ford has announced that it will stop production of its locally sold models. That said, the current lineup of Ford will be on sale till stocks last and the company will continue to offer support to existing Ford car owners.
Ford Figo Price: Ford has priced the Figo between Rs 5.82 lakh and Rs 8.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Ford Figo Variants: It is offered in four trims: Ambiente, Titanium, Titanium+, and Titanium Blu.
Ford Figo Engine and Transmission: Ford has equipped it with a 1.2-litre petrol (96PS/119Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel (100PS/215Nm) engines. Both get a 5-speed manual, with only the petrol getting an optional 6-speed automatic. The Figo’s mileage figures are 18.5kmpl for petrol and 24.4kmpl for diesel. The AT variants return 16kmpl.
Ford Figo Features: It gets FordPass connected car tech, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVM, and push-button start/stop. The top-spec Titanium Blue also comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and sporty design elements.
Ford Figo Safety: The Figo’s safety kit includes up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Ford Figo Rivals: It rivals the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, and Renault Triber.
Ford Figo Price
The price of Ford Figo starts at Rs. 5.82 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 8.37 Lakh. Ford Figo is offered in 7 variants - the base model of Figo is Ambiente and the top variant Ford Figo Titanium Blu Diesel which comes at a price tag of Rs. 8.37 Lakh.
|Ambiente1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmpl||Rs.5.82 Lakh*|
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|Titanium1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmpl|
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|Titanium Blu1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmpl||Rs.7.27 Lakh*|
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|Titanium AT1194 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.0 kmpl||Rs.7.75 Lakh*|
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|Titanium Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 24.4 kmpl|
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|Titanium Plus AT1194 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.0 kmpl||Rs.8.20 Lakh*|
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|Titanium Blu Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 24.4 kmpl||Rs.8.37 Lakh*|
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Ford Figo Stand Out Features
Six airbags: among the few cars in the sub-10 lakh bracket and the only hatchback in the segment to offer the same.
Sporty variant: The Blu would definitely satiate the need of enthusiasts looking for a go-fast hatchback that not only performs but looks like one as well.
Auto-dimming IRVM: Big boon while driving in the night. Cars in the segment as well as above miss out on this.
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Ford Figo - Simply Superb
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Best Powerful Economy Car
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Pros & Cons of Ford Figo
The Figo already had segment-leading safety features as well as a fun-to-drive character and the facelift is only built upon these traits. It brings a host of new features, powerful and efficient petrol engines and styling tweaks inside-out.
Things We Like
- Punchy diesel engine is sure to put a smile on your face.
- Among the most fun to drive cars in the sub-10 lakh bracket.
- Efficient and powerful petrol engine with a sweet exhaust note.
- A proper automatic with a powerful petrol compared to AMTs offered by rivals.
- A good value-packed safe package with a long equipment list.
- Comfortable ride quality gobbles up potholes and broken surfaces.
Things We Don't Like
- Missing feel-good features such as projector headlamps, daytime running lamps.
- Major miss: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, features that all its arch rivals offer.
- Rear headroom continues to be an issue, especially for those around six feet tall.
Ford Figo Review
After the Aspire, it was time for the second-gen Figo to receive its midlife update. These updates usually address major issues plaguing pre-facelift models. So, what could be the need of the hour for the Figo? A heart transplant? Yes, the petrol-powered pre-facelift Figo was uninspiring and lethargic, unlike its diesel counterpart with a drool-worthy punchy engine. To counter that, Ford has now introduced its new Dragon family of petrol engines in the updated Figo along with some minor styling and feature updates. Are these changes enough to put the Figo back as an option worth considering? We took the updated Figo for a spin in sunny Jodhpur to find out.
Ford has launched the Figo facelift at Rs 5.15 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). This makes it significantly more affordable than the pre-facelift model by close to Rs 70,000! And it isn’t limited to the base-spec variant, prices have noticeably come down throughout the range, for both petrol and diesel variants, despite several additions to its equipment list. The new petrol engines definitely make it a strong contender for a buyer looking for a petrol hatchback in this space, while the diesel can punch above its weight without even breaking a sweat.
There are some downsides, like no fancy things such as DRLs, LED head or tail lamps and unavailability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which have started to become hygiene now. That said, the dramatic drop in prices makes it an even more compelling buy now, especially given the new petrol engines and improved transmissions. It easily ticks most of the right boxes in the segment.
The exterior updates for the refreshed Figo were previewed by the Freestyle and updated Aspire last year. The element of surprise for us was the new range-topping Titanium Blu variant, which looks much like the previous S. So we will be focusing more on the new Titanium Blu variant.
The refreshed front fascia looks sharper than the previous model. The slats in the grille have made way for a mesh pattern and the Blu variant gets a glossy black finish, while the lower Titanium offers chrome. The lower air dam has also become sleeker and wider than before and the fog lamp housing features blue accents in the Titanium Blu compared to chrome in Titanium. The headlamps remain multi-reflector units, but are smoked and features a slightly different internal detailing.
The side profile is identical to the pre-facelift model except for the blue and black decals and Aspire's multi-spoke alloy wheels finished in gloss black. The roof as well as the outside rearview mirrors feature a gloss black paint job to jazz up things in the sportier Blu variant. Apart from the Oxford White that you see in the pictures, the Titanium Blu variant is also available in Moondust Silver and Smoke Grey. Speaking of the regular model, the flashy orange shade offered before has now been replaced by the White Gold which debuted with the Aspire.
Changes at to the rear profile are also limited except for the dual-tone bumper, which mimics the one up front. There are decals on the boot lid and that’s where you get the hint it is the top-spec ‘Blu’ variant, apart from its sportier appearance. The Figo now features rear parking sensors, standard across the variant lineup as per the norms.
Overall, if not for the rear spoiler, the Titanium Blu actually looks like a successor to the previous S variant. You can, however, get that spoiler from the Figo’s official accessories. The aesthetic updates on the updated Figo have refreshed the styling and added a couple more years to its life. The Titanium Blu variant, in particular, stands out compared to the lower variants as well as its peers since it has a more squat stance thanks to the fatter wheels and dual-tone paint job.
Simply put, the interior of the Figo is largely carried over from the pre-facelift model. What grabs your attention is the redesigned central console. The cluttered and button-heavy centre console has been replaced with a sleek, floating 7-inch touchscreen in a piano black-finished panel.
The cabin of the Titanium Blue variant is all-black -- the dashboard, the headliner, everything is jet black! There are blue accents on the doors to complement the exterior theme and the dark upholstery features contrasting blue stitching. The darker theme lends the cabin a sporty feel, but some could find it a bit claustrophobic. Personally, I love the black headliner on this variant. However, this all-black treatment is limited to the top-spec Titanium Blu variant as the lower Titanium features a lighter headliner.
The cabin, though not heavily updated, does get some nifty features to make it modern. There’s a new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system (also available with lower variants of the Aspire and Freestyle), rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Sadly, the Figo doesn’t get the premium SYNC 3 infotainment system with CarPlay and Android Auto, like the Aspire and the Freestyle. The screen is also not as bright and crisp as the SYNC 3 unit, but is responsive and features built-in navigation and Bluetooth connectivity as well as rear parking camera support.
There’s room for improvement inside, as is the case with the Aspire and Freestyle. For instance, the rear doors don’t offer a bottle holder or any kind of storage space at all. The instrument cluster, which has received new graphics and a more informative MID, still looks dated. There’s also no reach adjustment for the steering wheel and we would have liked an armrest for the driver, at least in the automatic variant. The rear headroom is limited and anyone around six feet or taller will ask for more. There are no rear AC vents, but that’s not a problem since the AC is an absolute chiller!
Coming to the most significant update in the Figo, its new set of petrol engines from Ford’s newest ‘Dragon’ family. There's a 1.2-litre and a 1.5-litre petrol engine on offer, both 3-cylinder units. The former is offered with a manual, while the latter is exclusively available with an automatic.
The petrol powertrain options are, in fact, completely fresh for the updated Figo as Ford has introduced the new 5-speed manual gearbox for the 1.2-litre as well as a 6-speed torque converter for the 1.5-litre, replacing the previous 6-speed DCT (dual-clutch automatic). The diesel engine has been carried forward from the pre-facelift model as is. However, it has also received the new 5-speed manual.
We drove the new 1.2-litre petrol as well as the diesel, while the 1.5-litre petrol automatic wasn’t available. Let us begin with petrol first. We’ve already encountered the 1.2-litre three-cylinder Dragon petrol on the Freestyle and most recently, the Aspire facelift. It is a huge, huge improvement over the old four-cylinder unit of the same displacement. And the updated Figo turned out to be no different. The new 1.2-litre is not only peppier but also more efficient than the engine (18.16kmpl) it replaces.
Being a three-cylinder engine, the new 1.2-litre purrs to life with a mild vibratory cold start. But it gets fairly smooth in no time. The engine is fairly refined given the segment standards and has a sweet note when pushed hard. The engine isn’t that responsive initially, but that doesn’t mean it requires frequent downshifts as it pulls cleanly in higher gears. The engine changes character around 3000rpm as it begins to surge ahead eagerly as it offers a pretty meaty mid-range. Just like other small displacement naturally-aspirated engines, it needs to be revved to extract the most out of it.
Keep it in its sweet spot and the new three-cylinder engine won’t disappoint. Power comes linearly and in a tractable manner till it maxes out just below the redline at 7000rpm. Out on the highway, the Figo is capable of hitting triple-digit speeds rapidly and its brakes are confidence-inspiring. This is expected because the Freestyle and the Aspire, based on the same platform, display these traits as well.
The diesel continues to shine with its outright power and torque, which are the best in the segment. From the get-go, the diesel pulls and pulls and pulls with hardly any turbo lag. We won’t be focusing much on the diesel as it has been carried forward, but continues to be among the strongest points for the Figo. Enriching the whole experience is the new slick-shifting 5-speed manual from Getrag. Available with both the new petrol and the diesel, it slots in much better than the older one.
Ride and Handling
Ford has upsized the wheels with the new top-spec Titanium Blue variant. It now rides on the Aspire’s 15-inch wheels compared to 14-inchers in the lower Titanium variant and the pre-facelift model. At 195/55, the 15-inch tyres are the fattest in the segment and are largely accountable for the ride improvement over the previous model. Moreover, this upsize aid in gliding over bumps as well as rough sections of the roads smoothly and the car feel planted most of the time.
Ford has not tinkered the suspension setup with this facelift. So, the Titanium Blu or the other variants don’t get the stiffer setup offered before with the S to aid handling. It is, for now, a successor to the previous S variant, but aesthetically. The suspension setup on the Figo is well tuned for Indian conditions and it offers a mature ride. It feels a bit bumpy sometimes at the back, and this is something we’ve experienced with the Freestyle and Aspire as well. These aren't deal breakers though, but some might experience these things. The steering on both cars is quite sharp and precise. Turn-ins are precise and you have a decent feel from the tyres as well. Thanks to around 30kg lesser kerb weight, the petrol feels slightly lighter to driver and chuck into corners compared to the diesel. Overall, the driving dynamics of the Figo remain engaging and praise worthy, and have only bettered compared to the pre-facelift car.
The updated Figo is available with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelts reminder and rear parking sensors as standard across the variant lineup. The top-spec Titanium Blue variant adds side and curtain airbags, which are exclusive to the Figo in the segment. The petrol automatic variant exclusively comes with ESP (electronic stability program), TCS (traction control system) and HLA (hill launch assist) -- these are also segment–firsts.
The Ford Figo is available in three variants: Ambiente (base-spec), Titanium and Titanium Blu (top-spec). While the 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel can be had with all the three variants, the 1.5-litre petrol automatic is limited to just the mid-spec Titanium.
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What is the exact on-road price of Ford Figo?
The on-road price of Figo in Delhi starts at Rs. 6,41,451. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.
Which car is better Figo or Tiago?
Figo price starts at Rs 5.82 Lakh ex-showroom and Tiago price starts Rs 4.99 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.
What will the EMI or down payment for Ford Figo?
Ford Figo EMI starts at ₹ 12,513 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 5.91 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 66,000.
What is the transmission type of Ford Figo?
Ford Figo is available in Petrol and Diesel Option with Manual & Automatic transmission.
Does the Ford Figo have a sunroof?
Ford Figo does not have a sunroof.
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PADMANABH asked on 28 Jun 2021
Yes, Ford Figo features a rear camera.
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Ford Figo Titanium or Tata Tiago XZ which should I buy?
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I am planning to buy Ford Figo Titanium AT petrol? Is available now?
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Ford Figo VariantsClose
1.2 Ti-VCT AmbientePetrol₹ 6,11,265
1.2 Ti-VCT TitaniumPetrol₹ 7,34,775
1.5 TDCi AmbienteDiesel₹ 7,21,147
1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium BluPetrol₹ 8,01,675
1.5 TDCi TitaniumDiesel₹ 8,70,637
1.5 TDCi Titanium BluDiesel₹ 9,38,587
We Don't Like
- No Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Automatic is expensive
The Figo is Ford’s competent mid-sized hatchback. For 2019, the Ford Figo received a comprehensive update with revised styling, an enhanced c...
The Figo is Ford’s competent mid-sized hatchback. For 2019, the Ford Figo received a comprehensive update with revised styling, an enhanced cabin and even some mechanical upgrades. There’s a new 96hp, 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that can be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.Read more
Ford Figo Quick Review
The updated Ford Figo gets revised styling and remains a neat looker though top-spec Titanium Blu trim cars stand out with their blacked-out bits a...
The updated Ford Figo gets revised styling and remains a neat looker though top-spec Titanium Blu trim cars stand out with their blacked-out bits and larger wheels. A redesigned dashboard that gives pride of place to the touchscreen is new to the Figo. Quality on the inside has improved too with a built-to-last feel to everything. Front seat comfort is good and legroom at the back is decent too. However, a relatively upright backrest and limited headroom could be spoilers for rear seat occupants. The Ford Figo range starts with the new 96hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine that comes mated to a new 5-speed gearbox. The petrol engine is a bit slow to build speed but once in its rhythm, it is actually quite enjoyable. Diesel buyers will take keenly to the 100hp, 1.5-litre Figo diesel. The engine is likeable for its linear power delivery even if it’s not the quietest of diesels around. Ford’s new 5-speed manual gearbox has also done its bit to enhance the driving experience in both versions. A well-weighted steering and absorbent suspension make the updated Ford Figo among the best driving cars in the class.Read more
Ford Figo : Our Choice
With its powertrain and equipment upgrades, the Ford Figo has become far easier to recommend. Buyers with limited running will find a good deal in ...
With its powertrain and equipment upgrades, the Ford Figo has become far easier to recommend. Buyers with limited running will find a good deal in the Figo petrol-manual while frequent highway users will be more than content with the Figo diesel and it’s relatively low running costs. Of the Ford Figo variants, it’s the top-spec Titanium Blu that is our pick. It not only looks distinct on the outside but also gets plenty by way of features to justify the premium over the mid-spec Titanium trim. For one, Ford Figos in Titanium Blu trim offer the added safety of a class-leading six airbags. Auto headlights, auto wipers and an auto-dimming mirror are also part of the package. What is a downer is that no version of the Ford Figo gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.Read more
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