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Old 23rd September 2015, 16:14   #331
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- Music system won't turn on if seatbelts are not worn (parental control programmed through Ford MyDock).
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Points from the launch:

- All-new Figo launched on the same date as the earlier gen Figo 6 years ago in 2009.
IIRC the Figo (2010) was launched (as in, showing the car) in September 2009 but available for sale in March/April 2010.

The Marketing buzz surrounding the new Figo is 100 times less than what the earlier Figo saw. There was absolute bombing of social media with Figo tit bits, leaks, price predictions etc. and even traditional Print and TVC coverage. It saw a new low with Aspire and Figo reaches the abyss.

Outside of the petrolheads world, does anyone even know that there are two new Fords available to buy? More importantly, the 30+K people who buy the Dzire and Swift EVERY month. I really doubt.
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Ford is really spot on when it comes to pricing Figo as well as Aspire. Variant to variant comparison with best selling Swift, we can clearly say who has the upper hand. With better engines and feature rich car, I don`t see any reason for anyone to have a second thought on picking this one.
Ford has a winner in its hands, way to go Ford. Chevrolet would you mind learning a thing or two from Ford.

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Looks so well specked and priced.

Ford stirred up the Mini SUV segment by Eco-Sport which has been selling well. Now with the Figo twins and the upcoming New Endavour, ford is the showroom to be in.

Congratulation to Ford and wish them the best
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The pricing from Ford is spot-on. The new Figo looks like an excellent package and the power figures for both petrol and diesel are impressive. The car also has good looks. Now if it drives like the old Figo, it will be perfect.
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Ford definitely has a winner in their hands. If I were looking for a hatch back or sub 4m sedan, I would be totally confused with the options on hand. However for folks who value safety and driving pleasure, they wouldn't look beyond the Aspire twins.

Tough competition ahead for Hyundai and Maruti and numbers from December onwards should reflect on it. I got a SMS wherein there was a whopping discount of 50000 or 60000 on the Grand i10 if booked before September 27th Since I wasn't interested deleted it
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Wonderful pricing by Ford! The All New Figo looks to be a much better overall package than the old Figo. As an existing Figo TDCi Titanium owner, I'm eagerly waiting for the T-BHP official review to derive at the delta improvements (which are plenty I know). I sincerely hope Ford markets this aggressively especially since Figo as a brand is already fairly established.

Itching to head to the Ford showroom to take a TD now !!
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There is no mention of Trend+ on Ford's website as well as on prominant publications website. It's a little confusing!
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Guys pls anyone clarify whether it is with 6 speed manual and esp for top variant !!
If it were, Ford would have advertised about it or explicitly mentioned about it(as Honda does in the Jazz and Hyundai with i20 respectively). I was scanning through the brochure and there is no mention of the transmission used.

If you are to go with what's on other Ford products, it will be a 5-speed Manual (including the D2 segment Endy).
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Ford definitely has a winner in their hands. If I were looking for a hatch back or sub 4m sedan, I would be totally confused with the options on hand. However for folks who value safety and driving pleasure, they wouldn't look beyond the Aspire twins.
While the top Titanium+ variants are in fact a level above all the offerings in the segment, with 6 airbags and a lot of safety kit, Aspire felt like any other super light compact cars manufactured these days to cut costs.
I guess the same would have happened for Figo hatchback as well.
If we see Aspire's kerb weight, it is 40 kilos less than Previous Gen Ford Figo's kerb weight. I expect similar weight reduction through use of thin metals in the new Ford Figo as well, since both are on the same platform.
Solid build is one of Ford's USPs. If it is not there in the new Ford Figo, after few days of initial hype, the car would sell in numbers equal to Toyota Liva.

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While the top Titanium+ variants are in fact a level above all the offerings in the segment, with 6 airbags and a lot of safety kit, Aspire felt like any other super light compact cars manufactured these days to cut costs.
I guess the same would have happened for Figo hatchback as well.
If we see Aspire's kerb weight, it is 40 kilos less than Previous Gen Ford Figo's kerb weight. I expect similar weight reduction through use of thin metals in the new Ford Figo as well, since both are on the same platform.
Solid build is one of Ford's USPs. If it is not there in the new Ford Figo, after few days of initial hype, the car would sell in numbers equal to Toyota Liva, while Aspire would try to match Etios numbers.
Where Toyota / Honda (Amaze, numbers are coming down) lost was on the poor interiors and NVH, Ford had both these aspects covered and yes it misses some of the Ford DNA, however mass segment folks don't care much about what we love. We will know the fate before the end of the year.
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Guys pls anyone clarify whether it is with 6 speed manual and esp for top variant !!
Assuming you mean the top manual variant which is the Titanium+, it comes with a 5-speed transmission.

The 6-speed transmission and ESP is exclusive to the 1.5L DCT, which is available in the Titanium variant only (same as the Aspire).

This pic from the launch should clear your doubts, my friend:

The next-gen 2015 Ford Figo. EDIT: Now launched-2015fordfigogearlaunched900x600.jpg


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Did the boot space become smaller from last gen of figo ?

Last gen had 284 litres and this one has 257?
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As an existing owner, how does the boot space match up? There was a comment that the boot space has gone down from 284 to 257
I would say it's snug but quite useful in it's own right, team:

The next-gen 2015 Ford Figo. EDIT: Now launched-2015fordfigobootlaunched900x600.jpg


In addition, a quick look at the specs and pricing comparo of the all-new Figo with the immediate competition:

Petrol:
The next-gen 2015 Ford Figo. EDIT: Now launched-2015fordfigovsmarutiswiftvshyundaigrandi10petrol.jpg

Diesel:
The next-gen 2015 Ford Figo. EDIT: Now launched-2015fordfigovsmarutiswiftvshyundaigrandi10diesel.jpg


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What is that new Trend+ variant for? Does it come with ABS? If yes, it will be terrific VFM.
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It remains to be seen what the Trend+ offers. Hoping that it has ABS - if it has, then it'll be a very VFM deal.
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There is no mention of Trend+ on Ford's website as well as on prominant publications website. It's a little confusing!
On the hunt for details of the same.

I assume it was a last-minute addition to the all-new Figo's lineup (hence mentioned at the bottom of the official powerpoint presentation's pricing slide, on the left of the Titanium+'s prices), so the official brochure doesn't see mention of it (which might have been prepared before the Trend+ variants were devised and snuck into the pricing list).

Could have been a last-minute strategic move to plug a particular price-point in the Figo's price range. I doubt even dealers have details on this particular variant right now. We might see a correction in the official website, adding the Trend+ variants to the lineup, soon.

There is a very good chance that the Trend+ adds ABS to the Trend's feature list, at a difference of about 25,000 rupees over the Trend variants.

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The Trend+ Variant comes with Fog Lamps and ABS with all other features available on Trend Variant. Its 7.40 Lakhs On-road in Bangalore, which is a VFM option for sure.
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The Figo twins may help Ford to overtake Toyota and Tata in monthly sales and propel it to the 5th position. This maybe the best opportunity for Ford to be proactive and plan for more vehicles rather than be left with the short lived success. An MPV and a replacement for Fiesta in another year would be great.
+1 to this. As per the August 2015 numbers, Ford was at 7th place with ~8300 units (includes Aspire). Tata and Toyota were neck and neck for the 5th and 6th places with ~11100 units and Mahindra was in 4th place with ~12400 units.

If Ford can consistently move ~4000 units each of Figo, Aspire and Ecosport over the next few months, they will easily overtake Tata and Toyota (Especially since there is nothing new expected from both over the next few months). They can even challenge Mahindra for the 4th spot (But with the TUV300 and XUV100 Mahindra should add some numbers).

If this actually happens, then Honda will also start getting worried.

Ford also needs to bring in the Fiesta replacement as soon as possible. They should have never stopped it in the first place, they could have sold a few 100 at least without even trying too much
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The Trend+ Variant comes with Fog Lamps and ABS with all other features available on Trend Variant. Its 7.40 Lakhs On-road in Bangalore, which is a VFM option for sure.
Sure thats going to be very VFM option. But where did you got this source? Can you please link us?
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