With just over a month to go until the new emission norms kick in on April 1, Ford has introduced simultaneous updates for three of its models – the Figo hatchback, the Freestyle cross-hatch and the Aspire compact sedan. In addition to bringing in a set of cleaner powertrains, the company has used the opportunity to also shuffle the equipment list and trim levels on the new Figo, which is priced from Rs 5.39-7.85 lakh.
Ford has added a new, lower-spec Trend trim level for both the petrol and diesel versions, though the latter misses out on the entry-level Ambiente trim. As a result of the upgraded powertrains and new features, prices for the petrol variants have gone up by Rs 16,000-30,000, while the diesels are dearer by Rs 26,000-30,000, when compared to the equivalent BS4 models.
With shift to BS6 technology, the petrol engine pushes out the same 96hp of power, with the torque marginally declining by 1Nm to 119Nm. The diesel mill maintains its output figures at 100hp and 215Nm. Interestingly, gearbox options are now limited to the 5-speed manual transmission, with opting to Ford drop the 123hp, 1.5-litre petrol unit with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox that was previously available in the higher-spec Titanium trim.
Fuel efficiency has taken a hit in pursuit of cleaner tailpipe emissions. The petrol is now officially rated at 18.5kpl and the diesel returns a claimed mileage of 24.4kpl, which translate into a decline of 1.9kpl and 1.1kpl over their respective BS4 counterparts.
In terms of features, traction control, electronic stability program and hill-start assist are no longer available, as they were only offered on the now discontinued petrol-automatic combination. On the plus side, Ford has rolled out its ‘FordPass’ car connectivity tech across the range as standard, which offers owners various functions like remote lock/unlock, vehicle locator, vehicle health alerts and many more via their smartphones.
The company has also bumped up the standard warranty package from 2-year/1 lakh kilometre to 3-year/1 lakh kilometre.
Let’s take a detailed look at the prices, engine options and features of each of the trim levels.
Ambiente (Petrol: Rs 5.39 lakh)
- Driver and passenger airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Engine immobiliser
- Driver and passenger seatbelt reminder
- High speed alert system
- Rear parking sensors
- Rear fog lamps
- 14-inch steel wheels
- Fabric upholstery
- Adjustable front headrests
- FordPass connectivity tech
- Tilt steering
- Day-night rear view mirror
- Front power windows
- Driver side one-touch up/down power window
- Manual air conditioner
Trend (Petrol: Rs 5.99 lakh, Diesel: Rs 6.86 lakh)
- Remote locking
- Driver’s seat height adjust
- 2-DIN infotainment system with USB, aux-input, Bluetooth, four speakers
- Steering-mounted audio controls
- Front and rear power windows
- Power adjustable wing mirrors
Titanium (Petrol: Rs 6.35 lakh, Diesel: Rs 7.25 lakh)
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Adjustable rear headrests
- Push button start
Titanium Blu (Petrol: Rs 6.95 lakh, Diesel: Rs 7.85 lakh)
- Side and curtain airbags
- Reverse parking camera
- Front fog lamps
- Rear defogger
- Rear wiper
- Blue accents on the exterior and interior
- Dual-tone paint shade with contrast black roof
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- On-board navigation
- Automatic climate control
- Power folding wing mirrors
- Rain sensing wipers and auto headlamps
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
As before, the Ford Figo faces off the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the Volkswagen Polo in our market.
All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi