Q1 : What is the mileage of the next-generation Ford Figo in City and highway?
Ans : The 2014 Ford Figo will derive its power from the advanced 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit along with the regular 1.2-litre Duratec petrol and 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel engines. The turbocharged EcoBoost petrol motor will add an oomph factor to the car, which is claimed to deliver a fuel economy of 18-19kmpl on highway. Since the regular petrol and diesel version will carry over the same engine, expect them to deliver almost similar fuel efficiency. However, Ford might tune these engines for more mileage.
Q2 : Tell me about new Ford Figo hatchback’s Power?
Ans : Configured with the Ford’s most powerful 999cc, 3 cylinder turbochnarged GTDI EcoBoost engine, the 2014 Figo will deliver a class-leading power output of 125PS and diesel engine equivalent 170Nm of torque. The regular 1.2-litre Duratec petrol mill develops a peak power of 70bhp at 6250rpm and a torque of 102Nm at 4000rpm. The 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel motor churns out a maximum power output of 68bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm.
Q3 : What is the new generation Ford Figo price?
Ans : The new Ford Figo is expected to be priced around Rs.8.18 lakh to Rs.12.27 lakh, however, nothing from Ford has been said on this.
Q4 : What is different with the new EcoBoost engine?
Ans: 1.0-litre EcoBoost is Ford’s one of the smallest yet most powerful engine of its league configured with 3-cylinder. The same engine also powers EcoSport’s top-end model. The 999cc, 3 cylinder turbochnarged GTDI EcoBoost petrol powertrain is claimed to be 8 percent more powerful than the standard 1.6-litre diesel engine, 7 percent more torque generating than a 1.6-litre petrol engine and 20 percent more fuel efficient. With wide and consistent torque band, it offers rev-happy driving pleasure with minimum gear changes. Interestingly, the EcoBoost offers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.9kmpl on highway, which is best in this segment. The EcoBoost can rev-happily up-to 6500rpm.
Q5 : What are new generation Ford Figo hatchback’s safety and other features?
Ans : Loads of safety, comfort and convenience features, the new Ford Figo will prove to be a worthy deal. The safety features will vary with variants that include Anti-Lock braking system (ABS) with EBD, Dual front airbags, Intelligent central locking, three Point seatbelts for front and rear seats, Lap strap for rear centre passenger, Rear defogger with Auto Cut-off, PATS (Passive Anti-Theft system), Laminated Glazed windscreen, Rear wipe, Front fog lamps and many more. When it comes to comfort and convenience, the new Figo will come equipped with AC with heater, power steering, remote fuel filler opening, Anti drip wiping, front power windows, open (electric), tilt adjust steering, height adjustable driver seats, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, six speed variable intermittent front wipe and few other features.
Q6: Tell me about new generation Ford Figo engine options?
Ans : The new Ford Figo will be available in three engine options – 1.2-litre Duratec petrol, 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel and a turbocharged EcoBoost engine. All the three power-units will be offered in manual transmission option, though the petrol might be offered with AT.
Q7 : Will Hyundai new Ford Figo come in diesel engine?
Ans : Yes, like the existing model, the new generation Figo too will have the same 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel mill, capable of churning out a maximum power output of 68bhp at 4000rpm.
Q8 : Will new Ford Figo will come in automatic transmission gearbox?
Ans: The current model of the Figo doesn’t have any automatic transmission variant, however, seeing the growing demand for AT vehicles, the company might launch the new generation model with an automatic gearbox.
Q9 : Tell me about the cheapest variant or model of new generation Figo?
Ans : The entry level petrol and diesel variants (LXI) of the Figo are likely to priced as these are before, so expect the new model too to be priced around Rs 4 and 5 lakh, respectively. However, the new EcoBoost powered model could be priced a lakh higher than the regular petrol variant.
Q10 : Will new Ford Figo come in LPG or CNG version?
Ans : Initially, Ford will launch the new Figo in two petrol and one diesel engine option. But, later it might come in CNG/LPG fuel options as well.
Q11 : What is the launch date of new generation Ford Figo?
Ans : The next-generation Ford Figo is expected to hit the Indian shore by the end of 2014 or early 2015. The hatchback could be unveiled at 2014 Indian Auto Expo in February.