Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ford Figo

The Ford Figo is Ford's new subcompact automobile that went on sale on 10 March 2010 in India for Rs 3.5 lakh (U$8400). It is based on the fourth generation Ford Fiesta hatchback that was phased out in 2008. It is built only in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to be sold in developing countries. The current generation Fiesta is not sold in India.

First generation

The vehicle was unveiled in New Delhi in September 2009.


The Ford Figo is available in both petrol and diesel versions, all with five speed manual transmissions and power steering as standard:

A four cylinder 1196cc 16V DOHC Petrol engine, rated at 71 PS (52 kW; 70 bhp) @6250rpm with 102 N·m (75 ft·lbf) @4000rpm maximum torque.

A four cylinder 1399cc 8V SOHC Diesel engine, rated at 69 PS (51 kW; 68 bhp) @4000rpm with 160 N·m (120 ft·lbf) @2000rpm maximum torque.

The petrol version is the all new 1.2 liter, SEFI petrol engine with five speed manual transmission. The petrol variant gives a mileage of around 12.5 kmpl mileage in the city while on the highway it offers mileage around 15.5 kmpl. The engine also meets with BS-IV (Bharat Stage - IV) emission norms. Diesel variants of the Figo are powered by Ford’s 1.4 liter Duratorq diesel engine. This engine also currently powers Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta. This engine too, satisfies the BS-IV emission norms. It offers a mileage around 14.5 kmpl in the city while on the highway it delivers a mileage of 18.5 kmpl. The Figo also offers the 'Distance to Empty' feature, informing how many km one can go with the available petrol in the tank.

Source: Wikipedia

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