There is no dearth of vehicles when it comes to the hatchback segment. But it is high time that we look beyond the mainstream choices. And talking about going beyond the conventional, the Ford Figo is a name that strikes a chord. A vehicle that blends in a superb build quality, powerful yet efficient engine choices, and some smart features. The Ford Figo is a value for money, pick that is truly unconventional. This is why we bring to you a list of 5 reasons that make the Figo a worthy pick.
A Practical Pick
First things first, the Ford Figo is one of the most practical hatches out there. With a dimension of 3941 mm (length) x 1704 mm (width) x 1525 mm (height), the Figo is compact and dynamic. But with that said, it also possesses a wheelbase of 2490 mm; one of the longest when compared to rivals. This means that the Figo stays sturdy on the ground when it cruises, while at the same time it can tackle the congested cities quite well.
2. Tried and Tested Engines
The success and failure of any vehicle lays in what powers it. And when it comes to the Ford Figo, the vehicle is powered by two of Ford’s best engine. These include:
- The 1.2-litre Dragon Series Ti-VCT petrol engine which returns 96 PS of peak power and 119 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed transmission option.
- The 1.5 litre TDCi diesel engine that punches 100 PS of power and a good 215 NM of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed manual
At a time when manufacturers are running away from the diesel units, Ford continues to offer its worthy 1.5-litre diesel. Both engines onboard the Figo, are capable and powerful when pitched against key rivals. What’s more, is that both engines are also efficient with petrol returning an impressive 18.5 Kmpl and diesel a superb 24.4 Kmpl.
3. A balanced list of features
With manufacturers now boasting vehicles with features filled up to the brim. The Ford Figo is one vehicle that offers features in a no-nonsense manner. Creating a balance between what’s useful and what’s not, the Figo comes with all essential features like:
- 7 Inch Touchscreen infotainment built-in navigation
- Automatic Headlamps
- Rain Sensing Vipers
- Push Button Start
- Automatic Climate Control
- Ford Pass connected car tech
The Ford Figo brings onboard a package that wouldn’t disappoint any practical buyer, while at the same time keep the vehicle comfortable and convenient. Rather than overloading the Figo with features, Ford has chosen to provide only what truly makes the driving experience more pleasurable; a trait that is rarely seen nowadays.
4. Safety that is worth it
As a brand that has Safety embedded in its DNA. Ford is one of the few manufacturers that offer up-to 6 airbags in its entire range of vehicles. Going with this trend, the Figo too comes with:
- Dual Airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Engine Immobilizer
- High Speed Alert System
- Rear Parking Aid
All as standard safety equipment! The higher trims get perimeter alarm, keyless entry and 6 Airbags in addition. But what’s worth mentioning is Ford’s superior built quality and the Figo’s 3-star GNCAP rating.
5. A brand that values
Buying a vehicle isn’t the last step of your vehicle-purchasing experience. What follows is the peace of mind that actually makes or breaks the deal. With the Ford Figo, Ford has gone a step ahead in making the post-sale experience worth it. Whenever you bring home a Ford Figo you get:
- 3 Years of Default Warranty
- Ford Service Promise: A scheme that fixes the cost of service for the next 10 years of ownership
That ultimately makes your experience, a satisfactory one.
The Ford Figo is therefore a hatch that goes beyond the mainstream, not caring much about being the segment leader, but caring enough to have even the critics admire it.
So what do you think of the Ford Figo? Let us know in the comment section below.
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