Ford Figo BS6 has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 5,39,000. It has also been revealed that a lot of features have been omitted to save costs.
Ford has been updating its lineup with BS6-compliant engines as the deadline is approaching. Previously, the manufacturer had updated the Ecosport, and today the BS6-compliant versions of Figo, Aspire, and Endeavour have been launched in India. The BS6 versions of the Figo and Aspire were recently spotted at a dealership, and now, following the launch, the prices of the both the models have been revealed. Another thing to note here is that while the Ford Aspire has got cheaper, the BS6 model of the Figo is Rs 16,000 costlier than the BSIV version.
First, let's talk prices. The entry point of the Ford Figo BS6 is now priced at Rs. 5,39,000 (ex-showroom, India). Compared to the BS4 model, which was priced at Rs. 5,23,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the base model, the newer one has become dearer by Rs. 16,000. There are four trims offered on the petrol variant, and three on the diesel one. The top trim, ie, Titanium Blu now retails for Rs. 6.95 lakh for the petrol and Rs. 7.85 lakh for the diesel.
The major omission here is the Fly touchscreen infotainment system that was seen on the earlier car. It now gets a 2-din infotainment system with a small LCD screen as seen on the international variants of Figo (Sold as Ka in the UK). The car now gets the mobile holder, which was seen on the pre-facelift version. Other changes include a new gear knob which is nowhere close to the older car in terms of looks. The car also misses out on features like the front fog lamps, automatic climate control, rear wiper, and rear defogger. These features were earlier present on the car and seem like ford has planned to give them a miss to keep the costs in check and launch the car at a much more lucrative price.
With the BS-6 update, Figo will not get the Fly-sourced touchscreen unit as the outgoing car.
Te Titanium variant of the Figo now gets 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The outgoing version of the car came with silver-finished 14-inchers. The tyre size is also different on the new car. It wears 195/55 section rubber, while the outgoing car comes shod with 175/65 section tyres. The Figo seen in the pictures does not hint of any other changes on the outside as well as inside. In the Indian market, Ford Figo competes with Maruti Swift, Tata Tiago, and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Also, the fuel mileage has gone down, with the petrol and diesel models now offering 18.5 km/l and 24.4 km/l, respectively. Earlier, the diesel model provided 25.5 km/l and petrol delivered 20.4 km/l/