Figo 2012-2015 Diesel Celebration Edition ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ
Ford, one of the largest automaker in the world is riding high on the success of its flagship hatchback model Ford Figo in the Indian car market. This is perhaps one of the most affordable yet, the most featured hatchbacks available in the Indian automobile market. Recently the company also launched the celebration edition of this hatch to celebrate the success achieved by Ford Figo in global auto market. Last year Ford came up with a facelift version of the Ford Figo, which changed the fortunes for this hatch. And now the celebration edition is also doing quite a good job in terms of sales for the company. This celebration edition has been made available in both petrol and diesel engine options that simply made it easy for the car enthusiasts to choose from. This new version has got a sporty new style with the set of additional exterior and interior features. This small hatch is perhaps the perfect one for all those individuals and families who looks for the most affordable model in the automobile market. This new version from Ford India is competing with the likes of Chevrolet Beat, Hyundai i10, Toyota Etios Liva, Honda Brio and others in the hatchback segment. This Ford Figo diesel celebration edition comes with a 2 year/1,00,000 years warranty which can be extended to cover against all mechanical and electrical failures.
This Ford Figo Diesel Celebration Edition comes with a superb body structure with eye-catching exteriors. Its body design is the simplest yet very attractive compared to other hatchbacks in its class. The design of both the front and rear view looks dynamic with a bit of sporty cues. To start with the front facade, this hatchback has got a hawk wing shaped headlight cluster, which features an indicator lights. This celebration edition trim has got a body colored radiator grille, which is further fitted with a stylish company logo in the middle of it. The company is offering this hatch with a body colored bumper with a large air dam for air intake and with a round shaped fog lamps. At the rear, you can notice that tail lamps are placed on the 'C' Pillars which also features rear parking lights and turn indicators. This celebration edition of Ford Figo gets a rear spoiler that brings a sporty new look to its rear. On the side, you can notice the body graphics with celebration badging right above the rear wheel arch. While its wheel arches have been fitted with a sporty 14 inch alloy wheels, which compliments the side profile.
Ford India is offering its hatchback model Ford Figo diesel celebration edition with a set of additional aspects. This celebration edition gets a limited edition seat covers, Figo branded Scuff plates, and SATNAV system that adds more style and more conveniences inside the cabin. This version also gets a reverse parking sensor which will assist the driver while parking this hatch. The interior cabin design is very simple and decent that would surely provide a pleasant feel for the passengers. The company has used some standard quality materials in this version of Ford Figo and obtained good finishing inside. Seat covers inside this hatch are covered with premium fabric upholstery while the door trims have got fabric inserts. This hatch comes with good length and width but the height is below normal. However, there is a huge space for the passengers inside this hatch which is something you can cheer about. The company has designed the Ford Figo with a wheelbase of 2489cc, which created better space at the front and rear cabins.
Engine and Performance:
The company introduced this celebration edition of Ford Figo in both petrol and diesel versions. This Ford Figo Diesel Celebration Edition trim comes equipped with a 1.4-litre high performance diesel engine which is based on 8-valves and SOHC valve configuration. Its engine has the displacement capacity of about 1399cc , which is further integrated with common rail fuel supply system. This engine has the ability to release a maximum power of 68.1bhp at 4000rpm and yields a commanding torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm, which is impressive. On the other side, its diesel engine is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, which will power the front wheels of this hatch and produces a superior mileage of 20 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
This celebration edition of Ford Figo diesel comes with a basic and standard braking mechanism, which functions most efficiently in all conditions. Its rear wheel has been offered with standard drum brakes while its front wheel have been fitted with high performance disc brakes. This braking mechanism will further enhanced by an advanced anti lock braking system (ABS) along with EBD. On the other hand, it gets a very responsive hydraulic power steering system, which will make it simpler to drive this hatch in city traffic conditions. Independent McPherson Strut with dual path mounts fitted to the front axle and Semi Independent Twist beam with coil springs fitted to the rear axle will further enhance the handling aspects of this hatch.
The Ford Figo Diesel Celebration Edition comes with a set of impressive and intelligent functions that assures ultimate safety of the passengers. The list of its safety aspects include 3 point seat belts for front and rear seats, laminated glazed windscreen, intelligent central locking , engine immobilizer, rear defogger with auto cut off, rear wash/wiper, ABS with EBD, dual front air bags, front fog lamps and many more. These safety aspects will take car of all the passengers inside this hatch.
Ford India is offering this celebration edition version of Ford Figo with a set of wonderful comfort and conveniences features inside. This version gets a limited edition seat covers which will enhance the feel inside the cabin. Also the features like air conditioner with heater, power steering, remote fuel filler opening, front power windows, tilt steering, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors , driver seat height adjustable system and other have been equipped. There some other noticeable features have been incorporated inside this Ford Figo Diesel celebration edition, which include advanced music system with USB/AUX-In and Bluetooth connectivity, audio controls mounted on steering wheels, stylish instrument cluster with digital odometer and trip meter, low fuel warning and so on.
Pros: Good looking, additional features are good, affordable pricing.
Cons: Engine performance must improve, not-so-good fuel efficiency.
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