Ford Figo is the new wonder of the Ford Motors factory in India. For the first time, Ford’s hatchback has surely created enough waves in automotive circles. It has already won ‘Car of the Year 2010’, ‘Premium Hatchback Award’ and ‘Decisive Car of the Reunion Categories’. In a short time it has also surpassed the magic sales figure of 100 thousand marks. The car is available in a petrol and diesel version and comes in seven shades ranging from Colorado Red, Chill, Diamond White, Moon Dust Silver, Panther Black and Sea Gray to Squeeze. Prices start from Rs.3,49,900 and go up to Rs.5,29,900. It is also a strong competitor in terms of mileage, delivering up to 14-18 kmpl (City-Highway). This deadly combo can surely ruffle some feathers at rival camps like the Hyundai i10, Maruti Swift, and Skoda Fabia.

Exteriors: Appearances have the native pasta earth effect, also known as the Italian touch. The flat front body is also stamped with the Italian style, giving it a refreshingly new look. The design is not only very stylish, but also smart with an appeal that will suit both young and old. The headlights are also not far behind in the field of styling and the front grill further enhances the appearance of the car with the company’s signature that is sure to steal a few beats from your heart. The exteriors of the car are simply amazing and it extends to the impressive bumpers.

The Ford Figo is probably the giant in the Indian B-segment market. The Maruti Swift falls short in length and also has a longer wheelbase than the Fusion. The interior isn’t top notch, but the rear is decent with good comfortable seats. When it comes to legroom for front occupants, Ford has put it to good use.

Interior: The interior does not live up to expectations, but still manages to maintain its comfort level. The five-seater luggage will never make you compromise on a spacious room inside. The dashboard is roomy with a glove box. The seats and the beige tones are the protagonists of the interior. They currently come in Coral IP and an Ebony black theme. Then there is the usual audio system, air conditioning, cup holders and seat belts etc. Surely the interior of the car has a lot to improve compared to its counterparts like the Chevrolet Beat.

Engine and safety features: The engine is available in diesel and gasoline variants. High-tech versions are reinforced with ABS, intelligent central locking, engine immobilizer, seat belts, deceleration warning system and warning lights. Engines are available in 1.2L and 1.4L capacity gasoline. The Duratec petrol engine with SEFI technology delivers 70 hp at 6,250 rpm with a torque of 102 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The 1.4 L CRDi diesel engine offers 68 hp at 4,000 rpm and a torque of 160 Nm at 2,000 rpm. They generate an incredible speed of 100 kmpl in just 8 seconds.

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