Ford has launched the automatic variants of Figo hatchback. Read about design details, features, interior equipment, prices and other important attributes of Ford Figo Automatic.
Ford has updated the Figo variant lineup by adding a couple of automatic transmission equipped variants to it. The new Ford Figo automatic has been introduced in two variants, the prices of which start at Rs. 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and is available only with the petrol engine option.
2021 Ford Figo Automatic: Design and Features
The only visual change one can note in the new Figo automatic is the addition of new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Apart from the new wheels and the new transmission option, the Ford Figo automatic is exactly the same as its manual counterpart. The hatchback, in its top-spec trim, comes loaded with equipment such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-built navigation, Ford Pass connected car tech, push button start with keyless entry, automatic climate control, height adjustment for driver seat, tilt adjustable steering, fog lamps and electrically adjustable rear view mirrors.
On the safety front, the Ford Figo automatic is equipped with up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, hill launch assist, electronic stability control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps. However, it misses out on many features available in competition, such as reverse camera, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, auto foldable rear view mirrors and daytime running LEDs.
2021 Ford Figo Automatic: Powertrain
The Ford Figo automatic was earlier available with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine from the Ecosport. However, this powertrain has parted ways to make way for a more economical 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, which continues to be mated with a 6-speed torque converter. The engine, like in its manual gearbox equipped variants, makes 96 bhp of maximum power and 119 Nm of maximum torque. Ford claims a fuel efficiency of 16 kmpl for the Figo automatic. There is no automatic option for the diesel powered version of the Figo.
The Ford Figo automatic misses out on paddle shifters, but gets a ‘Select Shift’ button on the side part of the gear lever, through which one can manually control the gearshifts. In addition, there is a sport mode too, which increases throttle responses while gearshifts.
2021 Ford Figo Automatic: Variants and Pricing
Just like the manual Figo, the Figo automatic has been made available in two variants – Titanium and Titanium+, the prices for which are Rs. 7.75 lakh and Rs. 8.20 lakh. This puts it straight against Maruti Suzuki Swift (Rs. 7.01 lakh – Rs. 8.42 lakh) and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Rs. 6.62 lakh – Rs. 7.86 lakh). However, unlike the Figo which comes with a more premium torque converter gearbox, the Swift and Grand i10 Nios employ more cost-effective AMT units.