Ford Figo set to hit Indian roads in March


Before the end of next month, Ford Motor Company’s ‘Figo’ – the sub-B category car – will hit the Indian roads, triggering further competition in the compact car segment that currently generates over 70% of the country’s total new car sales.

Expected to be priced between Rs. 400,000 and Rs. 550,000, Ford wants to keep Figo cheap to buy and cheap to run. Ford will launch Figo in both petrol and diesel models in six variants. The car will have a number of advanced features typical to sedans.

The petrol version would be powered by the all new 1.2L engine capable of producing 70bhp-75bhp of power.

The diesel version would come with the company’s popular 1.4L, Duratorq diesel engine, found in Ford Ikon and Fiesta. The Duratorq diesel engine can produce 68bhp of maximum power.

The car’s unique design that consists of slim upper grille or the large lower grille, body-coloured bumpers with fog lamps and sporty headlamps, has been put together by Ford Australia.

As for safety, Ford Figo flaunts advanced third generation safety features that include dual front airbags and antilock brake system with electronic brake-force distribution.

The belt tensioners and force limiters, seatbelt warning indicator, door-ajar warning are some of the other safety features that the car has.