Ford had earlier discontinued the automatic transmission back in 2020. Now, the manufacturer has reintroduced the automatic transmission for Figo. It is available with the Titanium variant and Ford has introduced a new Titanium+ variant. The prices of the Figo AT starts at Rs. 7.75 lakhs ex-showroom. The automatic transmission is derived from the Ecosport and is a 6-speed unit.
Vinay Raina, executive director for Marketing, Sales & Service at Ford India said, “Ford is committed to serving customers in India and is proud to introduce the world-class automatic technology for customers in the mass-market segment. With a proven legacy of outstanding performance, unmatched safety, superior technology and segment-best connectivity, we are confident that new Figo AT will be an automatic choice for several new buyers who don’t believe in look-alike automatics like AMT.”
Earlier, Figo was offered with an automatic transmission but it was mated to a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated Dragon petrol engine. The engine used to produce 123 PS of max power and 150 Nm of peak torque. The engine was offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This was the same engine and gearbox combo that we currently see on the Ecopsport compact SUV.
Now, Figo will be offered with a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated Dragon engine that produces 96 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 120 Nm. The engine is currently offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. From now on you would be able to get the Ecosport’s 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission with the same engine. The transmission also features a Sports mode and SelectShift. The manufacturer is claiming a fuel efficiency figure of 16 kmpl.
An advantage to Figo AT
The advantage that Figo gets when compared to its competitors is that Tata Tiago, Grand i10 Nios, Renault Triber and the Maruti Suzuki Swift are only offered with an AMT gearbox. All the competitors come with a 5-speed AMT transmission which is just not as good as a proper torque converter unit that Ford is using for the Figo. So, if you are in the market for a hatchback with a proper automatic transmission then the Figo is your only choice.
There is also a diesel engine on offer. It is a 1.5-litre unit that we have also seen on the Ecosport. The engine produces 100 PS of max power and 215 Nm of peak torque. It is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. You cannot get the 6-speed automatic transmission with the diesel engine.
The prices of the Figo starts at Rs. 5.82 lakhs ex-showroom. The automatic variant costs Rs. 93,000 more than the manual Titanium variant which is priced at Rs. 6.82 lakhs ex-showroom. Whereas the new Titanium+ variant has been priced at Rs. 8.20 lakhs ex-showroom. Earlier, the top-end variant used to be the Titanium Blu which is priced at Rs. 7.27 lakhs ex-showroom.
Ford has only added few safety features to the automatic transmission which are essential. So, now you also get Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control and Hill Launch Assist. Other features stay the same, so you can get up to 6 airbags on the top-end variant. There is automatic climate control, FordPass connected car technology, keyless entry, 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVM and much more.