The smallest car from Ford that you can buy in the Middle East is the Figo subcompact hatchback. Although manufactured by Ford in India, it has European roots. The production model is actually based on the Mark V European Ford Fiesta hatchback and was created specifically for the emerging markets in 2010.
The current model is in its second generation and it gets an interesting styling upgrade and is instantly identifiable from its Aston Martin-esque front grille. On the top end trims of the 5-door hatchback, Titanium and Titanium+, the slats/bars and the grill surround are chrome plated. The lower trims get either black or silver painted grills and grill surround.
Cabin highlights include the MyFord Dock, a feature first introduced on the Figo Aspire trim, which allows occupants to easily charge their smart-devices and also use the same for navigation.
The Figo is available with either a 83hp 1.2-litre Duratec engine with five-speed manual gearbox or a 98hp 1.5-litre four-cylinder with six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
Suspension package is pretty impressive for the segment and includes independent MacPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar up front work in tandem with semi independent twist beam with twin gas and oil filled shock absorbers at the rear.
All variants are offered with dual-front airbags except the base variant, which only has a driver-side airbag. The top-end variant gets 6-airbags in total.
Stopping duties are performed by ventilated discs at front and drum rear brakes. The top variant comes with an Anti-lock braking system is combined with electronic brakeforce distribution.
Ford also offers smart programmable remote key which allows the user to program the key to unlock all four doors or just the driver’s door. You can also open the boot through a button on the key. Intelligent Central Locking ensures that all doors are secured on movement. Auto relocking and crash unlocking ensure security and safety in the event of a collision.
|Engine||I4 1.5L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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