Ford Figo with an automated gearbox was launched within the Indian market on Thursday and has a beginning value of ₹7.75 lakh (ex-showroom). Ford Figo Automated will add to the prevailing lineup of Figo hatchbacks.
The six-speed torque converter is the key change within the new Figo Automated. It will likely be out there within the mid-spec Titanium and Titanium Plus trims. The value for the Titanium Plus trim will go as much as ₹8.20 lakh (ex-showroom).
The gearbox is identical that’s utilized in Ford’s subcompact SUV EcoSport, and has been paired with the prevailing 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with essential tweaks.
The engine, now mated to the automated gearbox, might be able to producing most energy of 95 bhp and 119 Nm of peak torque. The Figo Automated may even get a ‘Sports activities’ mode for a extra peppy driving expertise. The Figo Automated guarantees to return a gasoline economic system of 16 kmpl (ARAI licensed).
The diesel variants of the prevailing Figo hatchbacks won’t get the automated gearbox. The common 5-speed handbook gearbox will proceed within the different variants of Figo as normal.
So far as the adjustments in design are involved, there are few minor tweaks to the brand new automated variant of the Figo. The brand new new dual-tone 15-inch alloy wheels on the 2021 Figo Automated have been redesigned with a extra sporty attraction.
So far as different options are involved, the brand new Figo Automated will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, automated local weather management, rain-sensing wipers and distant keyless entry amongst others. Nevertheless, the brand new Figo nonetheless doesn’t have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay options. Amongst security options, the brand new Figo will get six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction management and hill-launch help.
The brand new Ford Figo Automated has entered a crowded market of premium hatchbacks with automated transmission choices. It is going to compete with rivals like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Volkswagen Polo and Tata Altroz amongst others.