Expert Review

As Ford has updated the Figo to comply with the new BS6 emission norms it gets a new petrol engine that is much more powerful than the previous model. It also gets an upgraded diesel engine to comply with new emission norms. Also, this hatchback gets revamped exterior styling and upgrades inside the cabin along with modern technology.


Upfront the Ford Figo boasts of a new sporty cellular design grille which uplifts the overall design and gives it a sporty look. This hatchback gets dual-tone roof rails which contrasts well with the 15-inch alloy wheels that it runs on. Ford has now equipped the Fig with automatic headlamp with integrated LED DRLs, sporty decals, rear defoggers, a rear spoiler and fog lamp bezels. With the new iteration, the Figo also gets new contours on the bonnet, fenders and door panels, also with the new updates it now looks very fresh and sporty.


The cabin has been offered with charcoal black interiors, it gets new pattern fabric upholstery and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Ford has equipped the Figo with a new instrument cluster with a multi-information display that also showcases a gear shift indicator ad and average fuel consumption. Creature comfort features include automatic climate control, steering mounted audio control, driver seat height adjustment, push-button start and power-adjustable ORVMs. It also comes loaded with a 7inch touchscreen infotainment system which powers 4 speakers and the top variants get rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps.


From the previous model, the new iteration of the Ford Figo now gets better ride quality and improved handling. Although the Figo feels soft and calm initially, the engine is quite peppy and cruises on highways with ease and it is also fun to drive around the city. Now the petrol engine has become more powerful and can overtake on highways without much effort. Overall ride quality has been improved, it tackles the bad roads well and it offers a comfortable ride.


In the BS6 iteration, the Ford Figo comes powered with both petrol and diesel engines. The Petrol model is powered with a 1194cc unit that churns out 95 bhp of power and 120Nm of twist. On the other hand, the diesel models are powered by an 1498cc unit that develops 99 bhp of power and 216 Nm of torque. Both the petrol and diesel engine come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.


Standard safety features include front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminder system, speed alert system and rear parking sensors and camera. The top trim levels get a total of 6 airbags.


Ford offers the Figo with a 3-year warranty. While the general maintenance cost at 10000km or 12 months will vary from Rs.3,000 to Rs.5,000.


The Ford Figo competes with the Hyundai Elite i20, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno


Ford retails the Figo at Rs 5.39 lakh up to Rs 7.85 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). With the new iteration launched, Ford has worked on many problems from the predecessor. The new petrol engine is now powerful, the aesthetics have been revamped and the ride quality has also been improved.