Ford Figo Petrol Automatic officially announced ahead of India launch
Figo Automatic will face off against AMT variants of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Ford Figo may be a well-equipped car, but there are currently no automatic options for customers. To strengthen its skills against its competitors, Ford has decided to introduce an automatic transmission for the gasoline engine. Hopefully this will have a favorable impact on Figo’s sales.
Ford Figo petrol automatic details
The Figo AT launch was slated for August 2020. But due to the downfall of Covid-19 and Mahindra JV, plans have derailed. Figo will borrow EcoSport’s 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The latter is equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine. In comparison, Figo is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine. It is capable of generating 96 ps of maximum power at 6,500 rpm and 119 Nm of maximum torque at 4,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
In its current form, Figo gasoline has a nominal fuel efficiency of 18.5 kmpl. The mileage of the automatic variant is expected to be close to this figure. Figo’s 6-speed automatic transmission could solve some of the problems with the car’s power deficit at low revs. The Figo petrol automatic will thus be better suited to urban journeys. In its current manual mode, the engine offers high performance at medium and high revs.
It is possible that other Ford cars such as the Aspire and Freestyle are also equipped with this automatic transmission. These two cars have the same 1.2-liter petrol engine as Figo’s. However, there is no official word from Ford on such possibilities.
Speaking of Figo diesel, it’s unlikely to get an automatic update anytime soon. Figo diesel uses a 1.5 liter engine which produces 100 hp at 3750 rpm and 215 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. The fuel consumption is 23.5 kmpl.
Price Figo automatic petrol
The manual Figo petrol variant is available at a starting price of Rs 5.85 lakh. Its automatic version should cost around Rs 50k-60k more. The prices of competitors Swift AMT and Nios AMT start at Rs 6.86 lakh and Rs 6.62 lakh, respectively.
Other than the automatic transmission, Figo will be largely the same as before. Figo is presented in a trendy package with features such as the cellular grille, stylish alloy rims and a contrasting two-tone roof. Color options include Ruby Red, Diamond White, Moondust Silver, White Gold, and Smoke Gray.
Inside, Figo has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, leather-wrapped steering, automatic climate control, steering wheel audio controls and electrically adjustable ORVM. Figo also has the FordPass connectivity platform. It can be used to access several smart features such as vehicle locator, remote lock / unlock, remote start / stop, vehicle authorization and vehicle health alerts.
On the safety side, Figo has driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, rear parking aid, high speed alert, perimeter alarm, automatic headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers.