Posted Thu, 02/11/2010 - 14:12 by Anonymous
The Ford Figo falls in the B segment, which is a vital segment in the Indian auto market. If a car maker is not present in this segment then the car maker can never wish to have a big chunk of the car market in the country. But Ford realises that and keeping this in mind it has tried to build Figo to look attractive and perform well. Ford Figo is based on the last generation Fiesta and thus promises good results.
In terms of looks Ford Figo has the looks of any traditional Ford due to its double-decker grille. Its tall tail lamps, huge wheel arch bulges and the overall look makes it resemble Ford Fusion and Focus every now and then. But the insides of the car are flambouyant. Ford Figo offers you a red instrument console and reddish upholstery to go with it. However, the cabin is spacious and can accommodate five people in reasonable comfort. Figo can be comfortably called a Euro-bred hatchback with excellent handling, sharp steering and light controls.
Ford Figo comes with a the Duratec motor that is good for 70.35 bhp at 6250 rpm and 10.6 kgm of torque at 4000 rpm and the 1.4-litre Duratorq common-rail diesel develops only 68 bhp at 4000 clicks and 16.4 kgm of torque. This engine can return 15-20 kpl depending on traffic.
There is no doubt that Figo has done its homework very well but then the list of its competitios is huge and the list includes names like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Getz and i20, Chevrolet Beat and U-VA, Tata Indica Vista, Fiat Punto, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Etios, Nissan Micra/March, Honda Jazz and their new small car. So, it is for everyone to see what the customers pick in the end.