There is no denying that the hatchback segment is one the most competitive ones in the Indian automobile industry. When carmakers like Honda and Renault are bringing all-new products, Ford India has decided to launch the new-generation model of its popular hatchback – the Figo. The new Ford Figo 2015 faces stiff competition from the Hyundai Grand i10 that has taken the Indian hatchback segment to a whole new level.
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While the new Figo hatchback promises better efficiency, more features and contemporary styling, the Hyundai Grand i10 has been favored for its refined engines, great suspension system, impressive ride quality, and a well-equipped interior. Here, we take a brief look at the specifications of both the hatchbacks to check out which one has the edge, and make a better deal for Indian buyers.
New Ford Figo 2015 Vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Design & Styling
The new Ford Figo 2015 signifies a more contemporary design approach, which is accentuated by Aston Martin-inspired front grille, large sweptback headlights and sporty rear design. It also features a new pair of alloy wheels, underlining body toned front bumper with fog lamps and a raked windshield that add more to its sporty appeal. When it comes to overall length and width, the new Figo bags some extra points into its kitty.
The Hyundai Grand i10, on the other hand, is benefited from the Fluidic design language, and looks more premium than its rival. It’s a tad shorter, but 123mm taller than the Figo. The design of the hatchback has been optimized for achieving a lower coefficient of drag. What adds more to its sporty character are – a single slat front grille, signature hexagonal air dam with large sweptback headlights, fog lamps with chrome treatment, diamond cut alloys, black cladding and integrated rear spoiler.
New Ford Figo 2015 Vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Interior & Features
The new Figo is big inside, thanks to its longer wheelbase and great packaging. It gets an all-black interior with black-colored centre console, steering wheel, door panels and seats. The hatchback looks premium with chrome surrounded and silver accents on door armrests. As far as features are concerned, it comes equipped with a 4.2-inch SYNC multimedia infotainment system, Figo Aspire-inspired switchgear and instrument cluster, automatic climate control, dual front airbags (6-airbags on top-end model), ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensor, etc.
In contrast, the Hyundai Grand i10 has good seating position and large windows that provide clear visibility to driver. Its overall material quality and fit and finish are premium than the Figo. The seats are extremely supportive and comfortable. Controls are ergonomically placed, and quite user-friendly. The Grand i10 is one of the most feature-rich cars in its league. It comes equipped with plenty of features such as audio system with radio/CD/MP3 player and USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity, side indicators, adjustable side mirrors, One Touch feature, ABS with EBD, dual airbags, impact sensing door unlock, remote keyless entry and more.
New Ford Figo Vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Engine & Transmission
The new Figo is available with three engine options – a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol, a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel – that also do duty on the Figo Aspire. The 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol mills with a five-speed manual transmission produce a maximum power of 88bhp with 112Nm and 110.4bhp with 136Nm respectively. Whereas, the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel mill with a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox churns out 99bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 215Nm.
Hyundai offers the Grand i10 with two engine options – a 1.1-litre U2 CRDi diesel and a 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol. The former produces a maximum power of 70bbhp and 159.8Nm of torque, while the latter one offers 81.83bhp and 113.75Nm . Transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.
New Ford Figo 2015 Vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Mileage
New Ford Figo
Petrol Model – 18.16kmpl
Diesel Model – 25.83kmpl
Hyundai Grand i10
Petrol Model – 18.9kmpl
Diesel Model – 24.0kmpl
New Ford Figo 2015 Vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Price
New Ford Figo 2015 – Rs. 4.29 lakh – Rs. Rs. 7.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Grand i10 – Rs. 4.7 lakh – Rs. 6.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)