Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd October 2009, 13:47   #226
BHPian
 
Sudan_NFS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 759
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

The dials and the interior looks really good and better than others.But still i have feeling of Fiesta interior in Figo.
Sudan_NFS is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 21:59   #227
BHPian
 
para_7k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 462
Thanked: 63 Times
Smile Spotted

I spotted these Black and white beauties testing in Chennai. These were on the Inner ring road that goes to Koyambedu. There were 3 black cars and 2 white cars. One black car did not have the "Figo" badge but others had them.

In Profile, there is a lot of fiesta touches and from the Rear, it could be mistaken for a Fusion. Also, a tad big to be classified as a small car in India.

I wasn't able to catch the Front end. They looked exactly the same as in the Pictures. I followed them for some distance and finally gave up.

Excuse two things here:

1. Quality of the pictures from the Stupid Nokia E63's camera.
2. Not in line with Team-BHP's safe driving policy. I Couldn't resist this time.
Attached Images
      
para_7k is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 22:00   #228
Senior - BHPian
 
frankmehta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,866
Thanked: 2,231 Times
Default

The first unmasked pictures of the Figo? Awesome man! Well done!
frankmehta is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 22:12   #229
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mumbai/BLR/USA
Posts: 928
Thanked: 190 Times
Default

I saw a Black Figo coming out of the Ford Plant located in the out skirts of Chennai. it looks like the final production version.
I could not recognize the car from the rear, I thought it was the Fusion. The car was looking quite big. Unfortunately could not click any pics as I was moving in quite high speed. Hope this will be an interesting choice for the customers.
tj123 is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 22:22   #230
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 328
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Wow. Atlast someone captured and posted the pics here. I spotted the white one 2weeks back, I also mentioned it in this thread.

Looking good. Well, I am keen on seeing the actual interiors. If Ford can come out with interiors like the one seen in previous page, it,ll be great. Has the potential to set the sales chart on fire.

para_7k - Good captures.
rajivn is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 22:26   #231
Senior - BHPian
 
AyAn!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Durgapur/Calcutta/Pune
Posts: 2,167
Thanked: 850 Times
Default

It looks even more boring in black.
White still accentuates whatever lines and creases Ford has managed to scalpel onto the last gen Fiesta!
AyAn! is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 22:56   #232
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: HYD
Posts: 226
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

I somehow like the car. Looks big and spacious. Seems like lots of head room and good leg room at the rear. 1.4 diesel will be a hot seller IMO.
Comrade is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 22:57   #233
BHPian
 
para_7k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 462
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajivn View Post
Wow. Atlast someone captured and posted the pics here. I spotted the white one 2weeks back, I also mentioned it in this thread.
Looking good. Well, I am keen on seeing the actual interiors. If Ford can come out with interiors like the one seen in previous page, it,ll be great. Has the potential to set the sales chart on fire.
para_7k - Good captures.
I did see your post. The car does look promising. I liked the Fusion and always wished it was a little more compact. The Figo answers it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AyAn! View Post
It looks even more boring in black.
White still accentuates whatever lines and creases Ford has managed to scalpel onto the last gen Fiesta!
Yes. It is by no means a looker. But it should be a good refresher after seeing so many Marutis and Hyundais in this segment and also give Ford a strong platform to develop some more trust in India.

Last edited by para_7k : 24th October 2009 at 22:59. Reason: Car looks promising
para_7k is offline  
Old 24th October 2009, 23:01   #234
Senior - BHPian
 
anachronix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madras
Posts: 3,250
Thanked: 1,241 Times
Default

Great scoop Param!

The car does like big for the price band Ford is pitching the Figo in!

I kinda liked the rear & side profile of the Figo. The sharp lines does impress me a lot

Nice mags and fat rubber will give this car the sporty looks!

Last edited by anachronix : 24th October 2009 at 23:02.
anachronix is online now  
Old 24th October 2009, 23:23   #235
H2O
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: London / Vadodara
Posts: 37
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

The rear end looks very similar to the previous generation Ford Fiesta (Mark-6). From both shots it is difficult to distinguis between Fiesta and Figo.
I hope Ford has done enough groundwork for this car in India, and they can launch at competitive price as previously announced.
Attached Images
  
H2O is offline  
Old 25th October 2009, 09:27   #236
Senior - BHPian
 
JayD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cochin! At last
Posts: 3,195
Thanked: 1,996 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by para_7k View Post
I spotted these Black and white beauties testing in Chennai.
Great catch, para. I wonder why ford is running them without any disguise, is the launch so near. If the car is not launched by jan, i'm sure it'll look outdated even before launch. People will lose interest too.

car looks dull and boring anyways. Hope the final turnout is better.
JayD is offline  
Old 25th October 2009, 10:29   #237
BHPian
 
para_7k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 462
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H2O View Post
The rear end looks very similar to the previous generation Ford Fiesta (Mark-6). From both shots it is difficult to distinguis between Fiesta and Figo.
I hope Ford has done enough groundwork for this car in India, and they can launch at competitive price as previously announced.
It looks very different from the Indian version of the Fiesta. IMO, we would mistake it for a fusion from the rear or profile.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anachronix View Post
Great scoop Param!


Nice mags and fat rubber will give this car the sporty looks!
Thanks Arun. I also would like to see mags and rubber like the ones on your 1.6 S

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayD View Post
Great catch, para. I wonder why ford is running them without any disguise, is the launch so near. If the car is not launched by jan, i'm sure it'll look outdated even before launch. People will lose interest too.

car looks dull and boring anyways. Hope the final turnout is better.
Jay, I believe this should be the final version. IMO, the car looks good from the Front but not otherwise. Aggressive pricing should be the key for Ford to make it a success.

Last edited by para_7k : 25th October 2009 at 10:30. Reason: adding "IMO" :-)
para_7k is offline  
Old 25th October 2009, 10:32   #238
oss
BHPian
 
oss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 683
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

@para_7k: Did you get to look at the interiors? I find it to be a copy of current Fiesta sedan. Any observations?
oss is offline  
Old 25th October 2009, 10:38   #239
BHPian
 
para_7k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 462
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oss View Post
@para_7k: Did you get to look at the interiors? I find it to be a copy of current Fiesta sedan. Any observations?
@oss, The tints were a little dark and I couldn't get them in the pictures.

You are right. From the short glimpse I got, I found the steering wheel and other areas looked very very similar to the Current Fiesta.


Every car had one driver and one passenger. All of them were wearing seat belts
para_7k is offline  
Old 25th October 2009, 11:08   #240
BHPian
 
frequentflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 222
Thanked: 33 Times
Default

Figo looks like a lesser Ford Fusion. The outer trappings are better than Fusion. But one cannot mistake the parts of Figo that look just like Fusion. Fusion was the all in one car..Figo promises to be a city car. Ford has really goofed on the marketing of Fusion (1.6 petrol). If they had made the car handsomer and given dealers more incentives to sell, the car would have turned a winner. it is a car ahead of its times. it will be sad if it is discontinued.
frequentflyer is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6 month old Ford Figo DCT: Battery dead 7 times! An ordeal with Bhagat Ford & Ford India Night Raven Technical Stuff 27 20th September 2016 16:25
2014 Octavia VRS - First Official Pics! EDIT: More pics on Page 4 prithwi-81 The International Automotive Scene 58 30th May 2015 14:27
My First New Car; My First Diesel; My Second Ford..The Figo! vij4all Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 27 7th August 2011 05:39
First pics and info: Chevrolet electric spark sidindica The Indian Car Scene 28 18th February 2010 12:17


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:35.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks