Ford Figo automatic hatchback to be launched tomorrow

Ford discontinued the automatic transmissions of the Figo back in January 2020. Now, they are bringing back the automatic gearbox with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. It will be a torque converter unit that has been borrowed from the Ecosport. The launch of the automatic variants will be tomorrow.

Ford Figo automatic hatchback to be launched tomorrow

The 1.2 naturally aspirated engine produces 96 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 119 Nm of peak torque. As standard, you get a 5-speed manual gearbox. Now, you would also get a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox from the Ecosport. The benefit of opting Figo over its competitors like Maruti Suzuki Swift and Tata Tiago is that you get a proper torque converter unit instead of an AMT which you get with the Swift and Tiago.

There is also a 1.5-litre diesel engine on offer which we have also seen on the Ford Ecosport. The engine produces 115 PS of max power and 215 Nm of peak torque. It will only be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine’s fuel efficiency is rated at 24.4 kmpl whereas the petrol engine’s fuel efficiency with a manual gearbox is rated at 18.5 kmpl.

Ford Figo automatic hatchback to be launched tomorrow

It is expected that Ford will offer the automatic transmission with two variants which will be the mid-spec Titanium and the top-end Titanium Blu variant. Ford also offers a base variant which is called Ambiente. The Figo starts at Rs. 5.82 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 8.37 lakhs ex-showroom.

The Figo offers a decent equipment list. It comes with Ford Pass which is a connected car technology. The top-end variant also comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features inbuilt navigation and Bluetooth. The lower variants get a day/night mirror while the top-end variant gets an auto-dimming unit.

Other features include automatic climate control, electric adjustment for outside rearview mirrors, push button to start/stop the engine, rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps and leather-wrapped steering wheel. As standard, you get dual airbags, rear parking, an Anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake Distribution and a High-speed alert system. On higher variants, you get a rear camera and 6 airbags.

Endeavour’s base variant got discontinued

Earlier, Ford discontinued the base variant of the Endeavour SUV. Due to this, the new prices of the Endeavour starts at Rs. 33.8 lakhs ex-showroom and go all the way up to Rs. 36.25 lakhs ex-showroom. Earlier, you could get a Titanium 4×2 Automatic which was priced at Rs. 30 lakhs ex-showroom. The Endeavour is now only offered in Titanium+ 4×2 AT, Titanium+ 4×4 AT and Sport 4×4 variants. Having said that, the Endeavour is still more affordable than its main rival the Toyota Fortuner but is more costly than the MG Gloster and Isuzu MU-X.

Ford Figo automatic hatchback to be launched tomorrow

The Endeavour is offered only with one engine and transmission option. It is a 2.0-litre diesel engine that is capable of producing 167 bhp of max power and 420 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox with SelectShift technology. This makes the Endeavour less powerful than its key rivals i.e. Gloster and the Fortuner. Fortunately, the manufacturer is already working on a new generation of the Endeavour.

Paarth Khatri

Paarth's passion for cars started by collecting newspaper clippings when he was just a toddler. He is obsessed with cars and technology and can talk about them all day. He has an undying love for cars with a manual transmission and is always ready to drive anything with 2 or 4 wheels. Being an audiophile his dream car is Lexus LFA, considering it is the best sounding car ever made. He would happily burn the last gallon of petrol for a lap in the Ariel Atom 500. (Full bio)