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Scoop: Next-gen Figo spotted with an automatic transmission

Thanks to BHPian rohitbagai for sharing the pictures with fellow auto enthusiasts!

Test mules of the Ford Figo hatchback and Aspire compact sedan have been spotted on several occasions. This time around, the Figo has been spotted with an automatic transmission.

The gear lever seems similar to the EcoSport's unit and the new Figo also has an 'S' mode along with the regular 'P', 'R', 'N' and 'D' modes. There is no confirmation on whether or not Ford will offer a double clutch transmission (DCT) in the Figo like the EcoSport. However, if it does, the Figo will be the cheapest car equipped with a DCT. The same transmission might be available on the compact sedan too. There is still no news about which engine will be mated to the automatic transmission.

The car in the picture appears to be of the mid variant of the Figo. It has got steering mounted controls, an integrated audio system, electrically adjustable ORVMs, piano black inserts on the steering wheel and dash, as well as chrome rings around the side air-con vents and the headlamp control knob. The exteriors of this particular car feature black door handles and ORVMs, full wheel caps and no rear wiper/washer.

Ford has been a company that focuses on one product to drive sales. Earlier it was the Figo and now, it is the EcoSport. However, these two new cars from Ford seem to be promising and are expected drive back volumes for the company when they hit the showrooms later this year.

 
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