The new 2012 Ford Figo has been launch today (October 15, 2012) in Mumbai. It has a starting price of Rs. 3.85 lakh and Rs. 4.82 lakh for the base petrol and base diesel respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).
Let’s get straight into what has changed with the new Figo in terms of design, features etc.
The face lifted Figo gets some cosmetic changes that help it look more contemporary and attractive. It gets new swept back headlamps with integrated turn indicators. The opt end variants also get a new set of alloy wheels that add to its visual appeal.
The front bumper gets a more sporty design and revamped fog lamp housing. The grille too has been changed to give the Figo a more aggressive stance. The new Figo also comes in two new body colour options; Bright Yellow and Kinetic Blue.
At the rear it gets a slightly refreshed tail lamp cluster with the stop lamps mounted even higher than they older model. Also read: Ford Figo diesel road test
Ford has given the Figo steering-column mounted audio controls; we would have actually preferred regular steering mounted controls. The seat fabric too has been changed and it gets a new colour block theme for the fabrics
Engine and performance
Nothing has changed on the engine and performance front and the Figo is still powered by the same 1.2 petrol and 1.4 diesel engines. The Petrol Figo makes 70 bhp of power while the diesel makes 68 bhp of power. The Figo remains underpowered and Ford could have retuned the engine to bump up power by a notch. Mileage too remains he same at a claimed 16 kmpl for the petrol variant and 20 kmpl for the diesel. Also Read: Ford Figo Facelift spotted without camouflage!
Ford has apparently changed the engine’s calibration for the better, improving the pick-up of the new Figo. Whether this difference is evident will be clear only after a full-fledged road test. The Figo also gets better noise insulation and has a quieter cabin. It comes with a 2 year/ 1 lakh km warranty.
Everything else on the Figo remains the same and it offers a decent amount of kit for its price. It is a lucrative option for those a tight budget, looking for a spacious family car.