Indian Auto Industry is now paying more attention to economic cars than it ever did. Good thing for all the big boys there as they have understood the Indian Consumers. Yes, we want style, performance, reliability in affordable price tag that comes with great mileage for sweet toppings. Realizing this fact, every now and then we see the addition of some handful affordable economic cars we can`t say no to. Ford is also in this game and is all set for launching the new Ford Figo Sedan Concept. But will it please the Indian consumer, let’s see!
The newly revealed concept variant of Ford Figo Concept Sedan is a stunner on the outside. Well the credit goes to its elegant front which is to be honest jaw dropping. Installed with Trapezoidal grille at front and added with chrome. The headlamp supports swept back design with daytime running LED lights. The bonnet itself has a few expressive lines as it compliments company logo.
Beneath the grille, we havea decent bumper which comes in body color! The lower section of front bumper features air intake in addition of dynamic fog lights. The profit itself comes with curved lines which sweep through front wheel to the tail lamp cluster in an elegant manner.
Ford has delighted window sills with chrome as it painted door handles. As for the rear profile, we are quite impressed with the styling. Well thanks to the distinct tail lamp cluster. This comes with a new lighting pattern which is featured in conventional sedans. This looks a bit modern. In the end, I will just add that Ford Figo Concept Sedan Exterior is quite stylish which will surely make an impact when the car will be released!
Now coming to the Ford Figo Interior, unfortunate I have to admit we don`t have any conformational data about the interior. But looking on the pictures, we can idea for what should we expect from this Sedan! On the first look, no doubts it’s clear that the interior is loosely based on Ford Figo Hatch. It is also confirmed that the interior will be installed with silver accents giving the interior a bit luxurious look. As for the concept version, we can clearly see the well crafted central console. Steering wheel will be coming with a three spoke and it shall be embossed with company logo.
We are expecting this new Ford Figo Sedan to come with but advanced features such as better air conditioning, integrated music system and other such features. The doors and seals are sure to get some fabric upholstery while the gearshift and steering wheel might get some leather on them.
Speaking about Ford Figo Concept Sedan Interior and forgot to mention the comfort, Bad Idea! There is a lot of good news in this section as a confirmed automatic AC unit is in order. In addition we will also enjoy power steering with electrical adjusted external wing mirrors and reverse parking sensor.
Engine and Performance
The upcoming Ford Figo is expected to come with Three Engine option, the one is said 1.2 L Petrol, 1.0 L Eco Boost Petrol and lastly 1.5 L DV5 Diesel Engine. The 1.0 L engine is coming with 3 cylinders and 16 valves with a displacement of 999 cc. this engine is capable of producing 123 BHP at 6000 RPM while generating Max Torque 170 Nm at 4500 RPM.
The 1.2 L Petrol comes with 4 cylinder and displacement of 1196 cc. the engine is installed with SEFI fuel tech which helps for delivering Max power of 70 BHP at 6250 RPM and Max Torque of 102 NM at 4000 RPM. The 1.5 L diesel DV5 engine comes with displacement of 1498 cc. A 4 cylinder 16 valve with direct fuel injection, this engine can climb max power of 89 BHP a 3750 RPM and max torque of 204 Nm at 2750 RPM. The only gear option is 5 Speed manual which will be transferring all this power to the wheels.
The official technical specifications have not yet been released but according to what we have here. We are pretty confident that the petrol 1.0 L version will be making 18 Km/L while the Diesel DV5 might go to 22 Km/L. last but not least the 1.2 L petrol is expected to go 15 Km/L.
Like any conventional sedan, we are expecting a disc and drum braking system. The disc brakes as usual will be installed in front wheels while we will have the drum at rear. In addition we might get some anti lock braking action for enhanced braking mechanism. On contrary, we are also expecting a responsive power steering with speed relation functional. This will sure making the maneuvering a pleasure.
As for the suspensions, we have McPherson Strut at Front while the rear is expected Torsion Beam. Robust suspension will deal with all the ridges on road while improving the overall stability of vehicle. For the safety, everyone is expected an ABS+EBD Engine Immobilizer system with Dual Front Airbags. In addition, we also might get to some upgrade for seat belts pre-tensioned and load timer along with high mount third brake light and central locking.
Owners will be able to customize their new Ford Figo Concept Sedan with accessories that will give a distinct look to its interior as well as exterior. We will surely go for the chrome and leather along with other comfort options. As far as the exterior goes, we can customizes is with spoilers, side chromes molding and other body alluring details. These all will be serving us as exciting cosmetically upgrades.
At this point, Ford seems to be clear about the Figo Sedan Concept! This car is expected to be launched at quite affordable price tag. Offering both petrol and diesel versions with great mileage. One thing is for sure, Ford is looking forward to make an impact in Indian Market. However, with competitors like Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki. Things will get heated and sort of interesting. It`s too early to tell as official specs are not released. Therefore giving a word at this time is not a good idea. So sit back and see what happens!