Ford launches Figo in City

Ford launches Figo in City

Briefing reporers, company Executive Director, Marketing, Sales & Service Nigel E Wark said “We have competitively priced all four variants of the car. Figo offer more features, interior space, technology and durability than other vehicles at this price range in the segment.”

The petrol version of the car will have a four-cylinder 1.2 litre, 16 valve Duratec engine that will give a maximum power of 71 PS at 6,250 rpm and maximum torque of 102 nm at 4,000 rpm.  This, Ford claims, will have fuel economy of 15.6 km a litre under optimum driving conditions.

Figo will also have a more powerful 1.4 litre Duratorq diesel engine that works on Ford’s own CRDi (common rail direct injection) technology. This engine produces maximum power of 69 ps at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 160 nm at 2,000 rpm. Ford claims the diesel Figo will give a fuel economy of 20 km per litre on ideal driving conditions.

The car also comes with unique features like speed sensing volume control of the audio system, distance-to-empty indicator, lane changing indicator with one flick and a warning system when car goes for rapid deceleration at high speed.

The top-end variant –– Figo Titanium –– will have dual front air bag and antilock braking system (ABS). Despite being compact in size, Figo has a fairly large boot space (284 litre) and can seat five persons. Its exterior styling follows Ford’s global kinetic design elements that harmonise Figo with other models in the Ford global line-up including Focus and Mondeo.

Though Figo has been specially developed for the Indian market and is being manufactured in Ford India’s Chennai plant, the company will start exporting it to the European market by the end of current year.

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