2019 Ford Figo facelift review
The Figo is Ford’s best-selling entry-level hatchback. With the redesigned front and a more powerful engine, Figo and its competitors Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz were launched in terms of engine specifications and performance. The launch of the Ford Figo 2019 is the turn of the corners and key points to highlight.
»1.2-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine from the Dragon series Presented with 96 PS of power and 120 NM of torque with a declared Ford Figo mileage of 20.4 Kmpl (Outgoing Figo had 4 cylinders with 88 PS of power with 112 NM of torque)
»Also included in the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder Dragon series gasoline engine with 123 hp and 150 NM Torque as used in Ecosport in the 6-speed automatic transmission with a claimed mileage of 16.3 Kmpl
»Longer and wider with increased length from 3886 mm to 3941 mm and width from 1695 mm to 1704 mm. However, the wheelbase remains the same at 2490 mm, which provides a legroom similar to the outgoing Figo.
»Only available in 3 variants: Ambient, Titanium and Titanium Blu with the 3 variants available in the manual transmission, while the functions of the medium variant of titanium also in the 6-speed automatic transmission
The front fascia of the Figo has a hexagonal grid with a thin chrome lining along with four horizontal slats, headlights and an electric bulge with muscular lines on the hood. While the front fascia has an aggressive appeal, the side profile is quite subtle and, as we move towards the rear profile, the Figo puts on like a bumper of body colour and surround backlights with a European style.
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The interiors of the Figo are in a completely black tone, with adequate space for the legs / head / shoulders and a cold air conditioning. The steering wheel is light and is equipped with audio and telephony controls. Features include electrically adjustable ORVMs, cleverly designed cup holders / cup holders, electric boot release and keyless entry.
Engine, performance, braking and handling
The Figo comes with 2 engines and 2 fuel options.
- The gasoline engine is powered by a 1.2L engine that produces 87P of power and 112Nm of maximum torque, and is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, or a 1.5L Ti-VCT engine that produces 111P of maximum power and 136Nm of maximum torque.
- While the diesel variant comes with a 1.5L TDCi engine that produces a power of 100 P and 215 Nm of maximum torque, and is coupled to a gearbox of 5-speed manual transmission. The Figo is built on a new B562 platform, with an increased ground clearance of 174 mm, the handling and handling of the Figo is precise and impressive.
In regards to the safety kit, the Figo comes with a driver’s airbag as standard and dual airbags for the top models, the top variant has side airbags and curtain airbags as well. The superior versions also have ABS with EBD, ESP, launch assistance on slopes and TCS.
With all the new features, the Figo is a complete package for Indian buyers. The latest features added by Ford, are useful.