2021 Ford Figo automatic launched, prices start from Rs 7.75 lakh
Ford India has been in the news recently for all sorts of reasons, and while we do not want to address them, we do want you to make note of the 2021 Ford Figo automatic that has just launched in India. The Ford Figo now gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine along with a torque-converter automatic, and some additional features.
2021 Ford Figo automatic Exterior
The 2021 Ford Figo automatic retains the same design from the second-generation mid-life facelift that was launched back in 2019. We know appearances can be subjective, and while some may say the Figo’s design has a timeless appeal to it, much like the EcoSport, we have to say the Figo’s design may be beginning to show signs of aging now. It retains the same Aston Martin-type grille finished in silver, and while it does get automatic headlamps, they are halogens and not LEDs. Fog lamps at the rear are standard across both variants, but the Titanium variant strangely misses out on front fog lamps.
2021 Ford Figo automatic Powertrain and Performance
This is the good stuff! The 2021 Ford Figo automatic is available in only the 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 95bhp and 119Nm of torque, which makes it a lot more powerful than its rivals. To offer some context, the Maruti Swift produces 88bhp and 113Nm of torque, while the Tata Tiago produces 84bhp and 113Nm of torque, and lastly the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios produces 81bhp and 113Nm of torque. The Figo’s 1.2-litre engine now gets a 6-speed torque converter transmission, in comparison to the Maruti Swift, Tata Tiago, and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios which only get a 5-speed AMT unit.
2021 Ford Figo automatic Features and Variants
The 2021 Ford Figo automatic is available in only the Titanium and Titanium+ variants, which means you get a lot of equipment. Starting with the Titanium variant, you get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and bluetooth connectivity, height adjustable driver seat, a 12V power socket, a 4-speaker audio system, reverse parking camera, electronically-adjustable ORVMs, a day-night IRVM, welcome lamps, tilt-adjustable steering with mounted controls for the audio system, a distance-to-empty meter, gear shift indicator, electric boot release, automatic door lock, push-button start, and a lot more. The Titanium+ variant further receives an electrochromic IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, power-folding ORVMs, and automatic air conditioning.
Ford has not skimped out on safety features and provided the Figo with a lot of safety features such as six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability programme (ESP), adjustable traction control system (TCS), seat belt reminder, high-speed alarm, hill launch assist, and an engine immobilizer.
The 2021 Ford Figo automatic is priced at Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Titanium variant, while the Titanium+ variant will cost you Rs 8.2 lakh (ex-showroom), commanding a premium over the automatic variants of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Tata Tiago, and the Maruti Swift which are priced at Rs 6.62 lakh, Rs 6.14 lakh and Rs 7.01 lakh respectively. However, it is worth noting the fact that Ford is offering a torque-converter, whereas its rivals only offer an AMT unit. Hopefully this upgrade injects some much needed mojo back into the Figo’s sales.