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Old 8th March 2010, 17:59   #211
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The bench mark in 1.2L petrol has been set by Kappa, and overwritten by K12M. The Fiat/Tata 1.2L petrol was never considered to be class-leading. Now it is up to you whom you want to judge yourself against. For me, i10, Beat has a more powerful engine providing higher FE. K12M is in a different league altogether. it provides 20% more power at 14% (claimed) higher FE. Now it should be clear why people are disappointed. What is not clear is the USP of Petrol Figo, if they do not price it very very aggressively?
Please dont make these assumptions without driving the car. Ford's 91 BHP ROCAM outperformed the Accent 1.5 and the 1.6, both of which were more powerful 'on paper', the 1.6 litre version more so.
Besides I have driven the Figo for a fairly long distance and can tell you that though it might be 'just' 70 bhp, its drives better than i20 1.2 and Swift 1.3 both, atleast in the city. The top end performance is respectable as well.

That aside, I always take ARAI figures with a pinch of salt. The Punto 1.4 users have regularly been claiming 12-13 kmpl in city conditions, less than 2 kmpl short of the ideal conditions ARAI figure of 14.3 kmpl. As they say the proof of the pudding is always in eating. Welcome to the real world!

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I don't think the Americans can beat the Japanese on reliability of engines.
Whats the basis of your blanket statement above?

P.S.And oh Ford isnt exactly all American.

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There is some truth to what cuboid says. But we cant comment on the drivability of FIGO without having a TD of the car.
Overall they seem to be quite impressed with the car but again stressing the importance of pricing it right to make it work.

BTW here is what AUTOCAR show, from Bloomberg UTV, got in FE numbers and acceleration figures.

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Link for the full road test review.
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vow.. diessel outperforming the petrol on all fronts -FE & Acceleration.
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The Prices will be "leaked" officially tomorrow. Eagerly waiting.
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Yup me too.

I booked my indica vista QJD aura abs. They didnt deliver it to me till now citing some registration problems. I will cancel it tomorrow in case the figo turns out to be good.
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The new Swift( K series) as well as the Ritz petrol have an ARAI figure of 17.9 kmpl and 17.7 kmpl respectively. How come you didn't post the Ritz's FE figures? The Beat boasts an ARAI figure of 18.1 kmpl. I don't buy the i10's figure of 18.1 kmpl. Is that a mistake? Anyhow yet to come across one with that FE. I thought Santro, being lighter, had better FE than i10. I don't think the Americans can beat the Japanese on reliability of engines.
What are the test conditions are for the ARAI ?
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Called up Kairali Ford (Cochin) just now. They said the official pricing will be announced at 4pm today. I hope there won't be any bad surprises. I have already booked one.
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What are the test conditions are for the ARAI ?
The fine print says testing as per CMVR 115 which is actually an emission test

Motor Vehicle Rules in India.

will check out for more details.
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The official twitter account of Figo says "One hour to the Figo launch, price announcement coming soon". Ford Figo (FordFigo) on Twitter But test drives at dealers to start only by 12th. (Sorry about the double post.)
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So it is about 1/2 hour to the final price announcements now. along with some other details.
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Anyone else here thinks that Ford is pulling out all stops for this launch? I mean look at this, a price launch with a twitter feed, CEO coming in twice etc.
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www.fordfigo.in website down! Are they updating the prices? Any livestreaming avlbl?
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Whats the basis of your blanket statement above?

P.S.And oh Ford isnt exactly all American.
I think we have enough proof in the years than Ford have been here in India right from the Ford Escort days. Ford vehicles have lower resale value than the competition mainly due to two factors. Higher maintenance and higher cost of spares when compared to the Japs. The fact that a second hand Swift diesel sells at around the same price as a second hand Ford Fiesta diesel of the same age should be enough proof of this. And remember we are talking two different segements here. AFAIK, within the same segment, the Accent commands a better resale value than a similar Ikon.
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Official Prices

Petrol LXi - 3,49,900
Petrol Exi - 3,81,900
Petrol Zxi - 3,99,900
Petrol Titanium - 4,42,900

Diesel Lxi - 4,47,900
Diesel Exi - 4,72,900
Diesel Zxi - 4,96,900
Diesel Titanium - 5,29,900

Source : From Twitter

Just as Mustang.101 predicted.

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It seems the Launch is "ON"

This is turning out to be one of the most awaited launch till date.
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