Ford India is planning to add three new features to the top-end Figo which will likely be launched within this month. The new features are a tilt steering, USB port for the 2-DIN audio system and standard alloy wheels.
CarToq spoke to Ford dealers across India who confirmed that the top-end variant is indeed coming with the aforementioned features. A dealer further stated that the vehicles with new features have already been dispatched to them and will be delivered to customers in about ten days.
Whether Ford will increase the price for the upcoming Figo Titanium with new features is yet to be known. At present, the Figo Titanium petrol variant is priced at Rs. 4.67 lakh and the Figo Titanium diesel variant is priced at Rs. 5.67 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
At present the Figo Titanium comes with two airbags, ABS, fog lights, rear wiper/wash, engine immobilizer, power steering, height adjustable driver seat, electric mirrors, remote locking, central locking, front power windows, AC, fold-down rear seats, CD player with Aux-in port, four speakers and Bluetooth connectivity. Read our Ford Figo petrol road test here
Performance and mileage
The Figo petrol’s engine performance is adequate for city commuting; the Figo diesel however is a solid performer with good mid range punch useful on open roads. The Figo petrol is powered by a 1.2-litre Duratec engine that produces 71 bhp and 102 Nm while the Figo diesel is powered by a 1.4-litre Duratorq that makes 68 bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque. The claimed mileage of Figo petrol is 15.6 kmpl while that of the Figo diesel is 20 kmpl.
Space and comfort
The Figo has lot of space, especially for the rear passengers and a large boot space of Figo of 284 litres. It is also the largest selling model for Ford in Indian market. The Figo is comfortable and the ride is reasonably smooth and compliant.
The Figo is already an excellent value for money proposition and the introduction of new features will stir some excitement amidst potential buyers. These features bring the Figo at par with the competition as they are available as standard on top-end variants of all premium hatchbacks such as the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Tata Vista and the Toyota Liva.