Ford India on Thursday launched the automatic variants of Figo, the Titanium AT at Rs 7.75 lakh and Titanium+ AT at Rs 8.20 lakh (ex-showroom prices). Ford Figo Automatic trims will be add to the existing lineup of Figo hatchbacks.
Ford Figo Automatic: Everything You Need to Know
Automatic gearbox option in Figo had been anticipated for a long time. The six-speed torque converter is the ultimate change in the new Figo Automatic. It will be available in both, the mid-spec Titanium and Titanium Plus trims. This new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox is coupled with a 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol engine just like the one existing on the hatchback. Powered by the dynamic combo, the engine yields 96PS of power and 119 Nm of peak torque.
The diesel variants are, however, deprived of the automatic gearbox setup. They are instead provided with the good old 5-speed manual gearbox.
Vinay Raina, executive director for Marketing, Sales & Service at Ford India said, “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 do not believe in look-alike automatics like AMT.”
The gearbox is the USP of the new Figo machine. It features 2 different modes. First is the ‘select shift’ mode that facilitates manual control of gears. A toggle switch is also provided that changes the gear. According to Ford India, the second is the ‘sport mode’ that optimizes gear shifts for a more prepped-up performance. The Figo Automatic has asserted to return a fuel economy of 16 kmpl (ARAI certified).
Apart from excellent machinery, the new Ford Figo also flaunts luxurious features like a 7.0 touchscreen infotainment screen with embedded navigation and Ford-Pass connected app. Laced with air-conditioning, electrically adjustable ORVMs, height-adjustable driver’s seat, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamps, and remote keyless entry, new Figo is a treat. Unfortunately, it lacks the SYNC infotainment software and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, just like its predecessors.
Safety is enhanced in the revamped Figo. Provided with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control (segment-exclusive), rear parking camera, and even hill-launch assist.
The Ford Figo is also offered with a 3-year or 100,000 Km standard warranty.
Not much has changed on the shell except the new dual-tone 15-inch alloy wheels. Ford offers Figo GT variants in 5 preppy colors – Diamond White, Ruby Red, Moondust Silver, Smoke Grey, and White Gold.
The Ford Figo automatic is speculated to lock horns with the automatic versions of the Maruti Suzuki Swift (Rs 7.01 lakh – Rs 8.56 lakh, ex-showroom) and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Rs 6.62 lakh – Rs 8.30 lakh, ex-showroom). It’s worth mentioning that both these cars are provided with 5-speed manual gearbox and equipped with an automatic gearbox system. Ford Figo has an extra edge over them. Besides these, the Ford Figo Automatic will also compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20, and Volkswagen Polo Hatchback.