Spied: Ford Figo 1.6L or AT?


Kaustubh Shinde,

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After wining countless awards this year, the Ford Figo has established itself as a strong contender for the customer’s money. It is certainly a good, solid product with an established fan following in a very short amount of time.

Clearly, Ford is not going to rest on its laurels. Here we have spied by our regular reader Muthu Narayan a new Figo being tested on one of the main roads of Chennai. This gives rise to a host of new possibilities.

new Ford Figo
Is this a Ford Figo 1.6 with AT?

The one thing that Ford’s baby lacks right now is an Automatic Transmission. As the sale of automatic cars is on the rise, it would be foolish for Ford’s part to not provide that option. And being an American Manufacturer, Automatic is certainly their home territory 😉

This could also be the ‘Hot’ version of the Figo with a 1.6L engine that is currently exported to the Middle Eastern markets. Point to be noted is that the 1.6L Figo is already an automatic version. With the Germans betting big on the 1.6L hatch market, I am sure the Americans will not want to stay behind (though the Figo, Ikon, Endeavour and the Fiesta have not seen America, were not developed in America and don’t know where it is)

All things said; there is certainly something cooking the Ford camp.

But if you were given an option which one would you put your money on – A 1.6L Figo or a Figo AT? The comments section awaits your opinion.

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