Ford brings in the Sports variant of its bread and butter models, the Figo and Figo Aspire, christened as the ‘S’ version.
Ford has added an S badge to its hatchback, the Figo and compact sedan, the Figo Aspire. One glance at both the cars, tells that looks have been tweaked and the driving experience has been improved.
We’ll start with the hatch first. For starters, there’s a dual-colour scheme. The grille is a black honeycomb unit, the headlamps are smoked. The ORVMs and the alloys (different to the regular Figo) too are blackened to compliment the S badge. There are some graphics on the side and the rear. There’s also a rear spoiler to aid aerodynamics. That’s it for the cosmetic changes on the hatch. The Aspire on the other hand, gets a new grille, smoked headlamps with both cars getting bigger 15-inch alloy wheels (the ones on the Aspire are borrowed from the erstwhile Fiesta).
There is an all black interior setup and red stitching on the seats for both the hatch as well as the compact sedan and both will come with the MyFord Dock system. There are no changes to the engine or the power and torque figures, however Ford has tuned the suspension setup to significantly up the handling of the cars and Fords are always known to be the best handlers.
Both the cars get the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that puts out 88 HP of power and the 1.5-litre TDCi oil burner that generates 100 HP of power. Both the powerplants come mated to a 5-speed transmission. The ARAI claimed mileage figures have reduced owing to the bigger wheels, the petrol models now return 18.12 km/l (earlier 18.16 km/l) while the diesel returns 24.29 km/l (earlier 25.83 km/l).
Safety isn’t compromised and Ford has given ABS with EBD and dual front airbags as standard. Priced at approximately Rs. 50,000/- premium to the regular variants, the Figo hatch and the Figo Aspire will retail at Rs. 6,31,900/- and Rs. 650,900/- for the petrol, Rs. 7,21,600/- and Rs. 7,60,600/- for the diesel variants respectively.
Figo Aspire Sports Edition
– The Sports edition features cosmetic changes as well as a tuned suspension setup
– Both the cars come with the same engine options, a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel
– Dual front airbags and ABS with EBD come as standard