Monday, May 29

Ford Figo 1.2-litre petrol now gets 6-speed automatic option at INR 7.75 lakh

Ford has reintroduced the automatic transmission for Figo. Ford had earlier discontinued the automatic transmission back in 2020. AT is available with the Titanium variant and Ford has introduced a new Titanium+ variant. The prices of the Figo AT starts at Rs. 7.75 lakhs ex-showroom. The automatic transmission is derived from the Ecosport and is a 6-speed unit.

The new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox on the Figo has been paired to the existing 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine on the hatchback. This engine produces 96hp and 119Nm of torque, which makes the Figo more powerful than all its rivals. The diesel engine on the Figo does not get an automatic gearbox option.

Unlike the EcoSport, which gets paddle shifters, this gearbox on the Figo features a ‘Select Shift’ mode that can be used to manually control the gears. There’s a toggle switch on the gear lever that can be used to change up and down the gears. It also features a Sport mode that, according to Ford India, optimises gear shifts for better performance.

The advantage that Figo gets when compared to its competitors is that Tata Tiago, Grand i10 Nios, Renault Triber and the Maruti Suzuki Swift are only offered with an AMT gearbox. All the competitors come with a 5-speed AMT transmission which is just not as good as a proper torque converter unit that Ford is using for the Figo. So, if you are in the market for a hatchback with a proper automatic transmission then the Figo is your only choice.
Safety is covered by up to six airbags, rear parking camera, ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control (segment-exclusive) and even hill-launch assist. The automatic versions of the Figo also get a new dual-tone design for the 15-inch alloy wheels.

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