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Old 3rd November 2009, 19:07   #271
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Ford Figo
  • Built on Ford's global "B" platform with ford's new kinetic design philosophy
  • Tested worldwide with inputs from Ford India and Ford Australia
  • Indian engineers worked together with their Australian counterparts and Ford of Europe for comfort, ride and handling, fuel efficiency, durability, reliability etc.
  • Simple manufacturing processes with state of the art new robots in Ford's Chennai plant to achieve maximum quality, productivity and efficiency, enabling in very competitive price for end customer.
  • Launch in March 2010.
  • India-specific engines to comply with "small car" norms with less excise duty.
  • 4 speed Auto transmission expected based on market feedback, expected by fall 2010.
Variants:
  • 1.2 ambiente
  • 1.2 trend
  • 1.2 titanium
  • 1.4 ambiente
  • 1.4 trend
  • 1.4 titanium
Engines:

1.2 Sigma Duratec Petrol
  • Displacement: 1198 cc
  • Cylinders: 4 in-line
  • valve gear: DOHC
  • Valves: 16, 4 per cylinder
  • Max power: 77 ps@6000 rpm
  • Max torque: 11.3 kg-m @3500 rpm
  • cylinder head and block: aluminum
  • compression ratio:10.5:1
1.4 TDCi Duratorq diesel
  • Displacement: 1398 cc
  • Cylinders: 4 in-line
  • valve gear: SOHC
  • Valves: 8, 2 per cylinder
  • Max power: 68 ps@4000 rpm
  • Max torque: 17.0 kg-m @1800-2700 rpm
  • cylinder head and block: aluminum
  • compression ratio:18:1
Dimensions:*
  • Length: 3980 mm
  • Width: 1690 mm
  • Height: 1520 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2520 mm
  • Ground clearance: 170 mm
  • front track: 1474 mm
  • rear track: 1454 mm
  • turning radius:4.8 m
Steering:
  • power assisted hydraulic rack and pinion
Brakes:
  • front:ventilated disc
  • rear: self adjusting drum, leading and trailing shoe type
  • ABS: standard on trend and titanium
Suspension (about same as fiesta):
  • Front: independent Mcpherson strut with offset coil spring,twin tube gas damper units & lower L-arms with bushes mounted on seperate cross-member with stabilizer bar.
  • Rear: Semi-independent heavy duty twist-beam with coil springs & twin tube dampers.
  • Dual path body mounts in front and rear
Throttle and GEM:
  • drive by wire
  • GEM (generic electronic module microprocessor chip) controls several functions like immobilizer, intelligent defogger, engine RPM, central locking etc.
Wheel and tyres
  • 14" steel with full cover (ambiente and trend)
  • 14" alloy (titanium)**
  • 175/65 R 14 tyre size
Key features:*

Ambiente:
  • kinetic design front end
  • RHD controls
  • tilt power steering
  • prismatic IRVM
  • adjustable front seat head restraints
  • body coloured bumpers with 5 mph impact proofing
  • tropicalised A/C and heater with pollen filter
  • front power windows
  • central locking manual with all doors and fuel flap
  • ECU immobilizer
  • front wiper with variable intermittent speed
  • full wheel cover
  • interior theme-dual tone black and beige
  • full size armrest on front door
  • foldable rear seats
  • dual rear fog lamps in built on taillight cluster
  • black centre console
Trend-adds to ambiente:
  • rear power windows with driver's side auto down/ up and pinch guard
  • rear seat adjustable head restraints
  • driver's seat height adjuster
  • silver finish centre console
  • MP3 CD player with 4 speakers and antenna
  • intelligent rear defogger
  • body coloured handles and OSRVM
  • front fog lamps
  • ABS
Titanium-adds to trend:
  • dual airbags for driver and front passenger
  • electric adjust OSRVM
  • electric boot release
  • aux-in for stereo with MP3 CD player with 6 speakers
  • rear washer and wiper, wiper automatically turns on when reversing and front wiper is deployed
  • 60:40 split rear seat
  • keyless entry
  • mahogany wood finish centre console
  • alloy wheels**
* will be confirmed at product display/ launch time
** may or may not be offered.

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There you go Sid... Excellent!

The TDCi is going to be so much fun to drive

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Scoop Master does it again! Three variants each for petrol and diesel seems good. Excellent features. Hope, Ford prices this car competitively.
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Thanks SID. One more nice scoop. Pricing will be the key factor. The specs are good.
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Great scoop Sid. Details for which I was eagerly waiting for. Petrol would be cheap and fun to drive. Isnt 1.2 Petrol a scaled down version of 1.6 doing duty in Fiesta.

Diesel Figo shud be the best diesel among the hatchbacks. Does Figo, have multi info display like in Punto ?
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Scoop man! Great job again

Any idea if Ford dealers would haev this car for some purpose? Heard from Srijit that his friend got a call from Ford TRV for a test drive of a small car. Sadly, the guy wasnt interested :(
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Any idea about pricing?
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Isnt this Diesel less powerful than what we have in Punto/Swift?
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Again a great scoop from Sid .Good work!!

It's good to see Power windows on base version for Driver & passenger ,but rest all are must for a vehicle to be said as car(Ambiente).

Why can't ford given an option to customers of Ambiente for ABS and Airbags and Trend customers Airbags.
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Sid, you da man! Seriously, you should start a news agency like Reuters providing syndicated content to various media

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  • 4 speed Auto transmission expected based on market feedback, expected by fall 2010.
Damm...why do manufacturers always hesitate before introducing auto transmission? If Ford wants to sell a diesel 1.4 with auto I will buy one tomorrow.

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Isnt this Diesel less powerful than what we have in Punto/Swift?
Maybe, but the driveability and overall package is perhaps better, going by the Fiesta at least.

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Maybe, but the driveability and overall package is perhaps better, going by the Fiesta at least.
yeah, if it is 'drivable' and 'sufficient' for the fiesta, and 'sportier' for the ikon, it should be 'powerful' for this hatch.
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  • 4 speed Auto transmission expected based on market feedback, expected by fall 2010.
Not an encouraging strategy. Hyundai already has Auto transmission for this range in i10. They could have snatched the numbers from hyundai instantly by having Auto transmission

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  • Max power: 77 ps@6000 rpm
  • Max torque: 11.3 kg-m @3500 rpm
  • cylinder head and block: aluminum
Taking punto and Chevy U-VA head-on here

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  • Displacement: 1398 cc
  • Valves: 8, 2 per cylinder
  • Max power: 68 ps@4000 rpm
  • Max torque: 17.0 kg-m @1800-2700 rpm
  • compression ratio:18:1
More worry for yet to come diesel Hyundai i10

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  • mahogany wood finish centre console
Interesting move. Need to look this in flesh on how it looks.

At-last the pricing will be the key. Glancing at the specs; if the price range is from Rs.3.9 Lakhs to Rs.5.0 Lakhs for petrol and Rs.4.3 Lakhs to Rs.5.2 Lakhs for diesel then Figo is the one to go for.

PS. Thanks @sidindica for the exclusive Team-BHP scoop. I was waiting for it
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Sid, you are churning out more scoops than we can digest!
Great news, especially the diesel + autobox combo!
Hyundai better bring on the 1.1 i10 crdi soon.
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Sid Tussi great ho!! Nice thread title too!! Looks like we are gonna get class leading rattle free interiors(though dated- almost like Fiesta's) and great VFM. The TDCI would obviously be the hot seller.
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Next bomb will explode in December first week, 2009 when I will cross over.....
Till then, sayo nara.
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