Ford Figo Sports variant, based on the Titanium grade, comes wearing cosmetic upgrades to enhance the overall appeal
Ford India has recently introduced an all-new Sports variant of the Figo hatchback and it carries quite a lot of promises and of course selling aspirations. It comes wearing several cosmetic upgrades over the standard model and is based on the desirable Titanium grade. It is positioned between the Titanium and Titanium+ variants and offer a lucrative choice for customers.
One more exciting information is the Figo Sports has not come alone as its subcompact sedan sibling, the Aspire, has also received the exterior tweaks in the name of ‘Aspire Sports’ edition but the sporty hatchback has grabbed plenty of eyeballs so far for all the good reasons.
Ford Figo Sports Walkaround Video:
There are not much impressive changes to the interior as well to justify the slight hike in price on the Aspire’s edition. While Ford India ensures that the Sports variant looks attractive with all the updates at exterior, mechanically there are some noticeable modifications to cheer about.
Ford has seen sharp decline in sales of both the latest generation Figo models despite them being very capable products in their respective segments in terms of style, interior, performance and driving dynamics. Going by the latest trend, Ford has made several tweaks to the exterior as we had reported to increase the sales numbers from current state.
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The Figo Sports we are concentrating here looks more or less like the colourful variants of the Ka (other name of Figo) in foreign markets and its official pictures are posted here. Here is everything you need to know about the Ford Figo Sports variant:
Ford Figo Sports India Price
|Ford Figo Sports Petrol MT||Around Rs. 6.31 Lakh|
|Ford Figo Sports Diesel MT||Around Rs. 7.21 Lakh|
The new model is priced at Rs. 6.31 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs. 7.21 lakh for the diesel version (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It sits between the Titanium and Titanium Plus grades in terms of pricing.
The Figo Sports is based on the Titanium variant and costs around Rs. 30,000-Rs. 40,000 costlier than the regular version. Currently, the mid-level Titanium MT petrol costs Rs. 5.82 lakh while the top-end Titanium Plus is priced at Rs. 7.26 lakh.
Ford Figo Sports Engine Specifications
|Engine Displacement||1.2L Ti-VCT Petrol / 1.5L TDCi Diesel|
|Max. Power||87 bhp at 6,300 rpm / 99 bhp at 3,750 rpm|
|Peak Torque||112 Nm at 4,000 rpm / 215 Nm at 1,750 rpm|
|Gearbox||Five-Speed Manual / Five-Speed Manual|
|Suspension||Independent McPherson Strut with Coil Spring and Anti-Roll Bar at Front / Semi-Independent Twist Beam with Twin Gas and Oil Filled Shock Absorbers at Rear|
|Brakes||Front Disc / Rear Drum|
A 1.2-litre engine will be doing duty in the petrol model, while the diesel version will be powered by a 1.5-litre motor. The 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and it is capable of churning 87 bhp of peak power and 112 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is also paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and kicks out 99 bhp of peak power and 215 Nm of peak torque.
Ford Figo Sports Top Speed
|Ford Figo Sports Top Speed||160-170 kmph|
As no mechanical upgrades are intended, the new variant will have same top speed as the standard trims. The Ford Figo petrol Sports version is powered by a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT engine that accelerates the car up to 160-170 kmph. Its diesel version gets the 1.5-litre TDCi motor which allows for 165-175 kmph maximum speed.
Ford Figo Sports Mileage
|Ford Figo Sports Petrol Mileage||18.16 kmpl|
|Ford Figo Sports Diesel Mileage||25.83 kmpl|
There will be no change in fuel economy as well as the new Sports variant concentrates only on upgrading the visual appearance. The manual petrol model’s claimed fuel efficiency will be 18.16 kmpl while the oil-burner will be ARAI rated to return 25.83 kmpl.
Ford Figo Sports Exterior
There will be significant exterior changes applied on the Figo Sports to make it stand out from the regular variants. It comes equipped with an aggressive blackened front grille and smoked headlamps emphasising its road presence while the Outside Rear View Mirrors have faced the two-tone treatment.
There is a sleek spoiler mounted at the edge of the roofline to substantiate the overall Sports package. New body graphics at the sides with S lettering and tweaks to rear bumper are also applied to complement the design. The most important addition to make the Figo follow the current styling trend is the dual-tone roof paint – either white or black depending on the exterior colour scheme.
Ford Figo Sports Dimensions
The Ford Figo Sports will measure 3,886 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, 1,525 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,491 mm as the standard compact sibling.
Ford Figo Sports Ground Clearance
|Ground Clearance||174 mm|
The ground clearance of the Figo Sports variant won’t see any variation compared to the regular Figo as it will stand at 174 mm.
Ford Figo Sports Bootspace
|Boot Space||257 litres|
Due to no modifications in the dimensions, the Ford Figo Sports will offer the same trunk space as the standard Figo. The total rated volume will be 257 litres.
Ford Figo Sports Tyre Size
|Front Tyre||175 / 65 R15|
|Rear Tyre||175 / 65 R15|
Due to the presence of 15-inch black alloy wheels, the tyre size will slightly differ and it is a welcoming addition as you always get a feel that the Figo sits well on bigger wheels.
Ford Figo Sports Interior
In a similar fashion to most hatchbacks in its segment, the Figo offers black interior with silver inserts for the dashboard, steering and door trim to give a dual tone composition. The biggest advantage of Figo’s cabin is the multiple conventional chubby holes where you can place important items.
There is an advanced music system with voice commands, steering mounted audio control and automatic air conditioned. As for the safety, all variants get driver airbag as standard while the top Titanium versions get dual airbags and ABS with EBD. The only notable change in the Figo Sport’s interior is the leather-wrapped multi-functional steering wheel with contrast stitching. The seats has seen new contrast red stitching as well.
Ford Figo Sports Features
|2017 Ford Figo Sports Top Features|
|1. 15-inch Sporty Black Alloy Wheels|
|2. Dual-Tone Roof (White and Black Depending on the Exterior Colour)|
|3. Roof-Integrated Thin Rear Spoiler|
|4. Dual-Tone Mirror Caps|
|5. Aggressive Black Front Grille and Smoked Headlamps|
|6. New Decals at the Sides and Rear Profile|
|7. Steering Wheel Wrapped in Leather with Contrast Stitches|
Ford Figo Sports Rivals
The Ford Figo Sport rivals against usual rivals like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Tata Tiago, Hyundai Grand i10 and the new dual-tone Etios Liva.