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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

New Ford Figo 2015 (known as KA in abroad) launched in India

New Ford Figo 2015 (known as KA in abroad) launched in India



Introducing the revamped version of its hatchback, Ford India on Wednesday launched the Ford Figo hatchback at a starting price of Rs 4.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While the petrol version prices go up to Rs 6.40 lakh that of the diesel go up to Rs 7.40 lakh.

The Base variant of the 2015 Figo gets a driver airbag, whereas other trims get dual front airbags, or 6 airbags in case of the top-end Titanium+ variant. The new Figo is available in 7 colors.

The new Figo measures 3,886 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, 1,525 mm in height and 2,491 mm in wheelbase. It has a ground clearance of 174 mm and boot space of 257 litres.



 
Sharing most of its design elements, features, and engine options with the Aspire, the new-gen Figo definitely looks more upmarket than before. With the first-in-class 6 airbags, dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the most powerful engine lineup, the Figo is also the most feature-loaded car in its league.


The new Figo is available with three engine options. The 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol, the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol exclusively paired to the 6-speed Powershift automatic and the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine. The ARAI-rated fuel economy for the 1.2 petrol stands at 18.16 km/l, whereas that for the diesel is rated at 25.83 km/l.

 

The 1.2-litre petrol is rated at 88 PS and 112 Nm, the 1.5-litre petrol at 112 PS and 136 Nm and the 1.5-litre diesel at 100 PS and 215 Nm, identical to the Figo Aspire.


Just like the Aspire, the new-gen Figo too features the company's new signature grille with four horizontal slats, sweptback head-lights, underlining body-coloured bumper, etc. In fact, the Figo's side profile also looks similar to that of the Aspire till the rear wheel arch. With that being said, it's the rear profile that helps the two Ford cars look different. The Figo gets a hatch and wrap-around tail-lamps.



Since the the new-generation Ford Figo is inspired by its sub-4m sedan sibling, its interior also look identical to that of the Aspire with features such as three-spoke steering wheel with silver accents, steering mounted controls, and a 4.2-inch SYNC multimedia infotainment system among others. However, unlike the Aspire's dual-tone scheme, the Ford Figo gets an all-black cabin instead.



One must note, the Maruti Suzuki Swift's price starts at Rs. 4.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes the Ford Figo hatchback cheaper by about Rs. 35,000.

Just like the Aspire, the new-gen Figo too features the company's new signature grille with four horizontal slats, sweptback head-lights, underlining body-coloured bumper, etc. In fact, the Figo's side profile also looks similar to that of the Aspire till the rear wheel arch. With that being said, it's the rear profile that helps the two Ford cars look different. The Figo gets a hatch and wrap-around tail-lamps.

Also Read: Ford Figo Aspire vs Maruti Swift Dzire - Comparison Review

Since the the new-generation Ford Figo is inspired by its sub-4m sedan sibling, its interior also look identical to that of the Aspire with features such as three-spoke steering wheel with silver accents, steering mounted controls, and a 4.2-inch SYNC multimedia infotainment system among others. However, unlike the Aspire's dual-tone scheme, the Ford Figo gets an all-black cabin instead.

The New Ford Figo also shares its engine and transmission lineup with the Aspire. While the diesel variants feature a 1.5-litre TDCi unit (99bhp) mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, it gets a choice of 2 petrol engines - a 1.2-litre TiVCT (87bhp) with a 5-speed manual and a 1.5-litre TiVCT (110bhp) with a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Just like its sub-compact sedan sibling, the new Ford Figo too gets 6 airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electrically adjustable ORVMs, height adjustable driver seat and other provisions.

New Ford Figo Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Petrol

1.2-litre Base: Rs. 4.29 lakh

1.2-litre Ambiente: Rs. 4.56 lakh

1.2-litre Trend: Rs. 5 lakh

1.2-litre Trend+: Rs. 5.25 lakh

1.2-litre Titanium: Rs. 5.75 lakh

1.2-litre Titanium+: Rs. 6.40 lakh

1.5-litre (AT) Titanium: Rs. 6.91 lakh

Diesel

1.5-litre Base: Rs. 5.29 lakh

1.5-litre Ambiente: Rs. 5.62 lakh

1.5-litre Trend: Rs. 5.97 lakh

1.5-litre Trend+: Rs. 6.22 lakh

1.5-litre Titanium: Rs. 6.72 lakh

1.5-litre Titanium+: Rs. 7.40 lakh


New Ford Figo Mileage Figures

1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol - 18.16km/l
1.5-litre TDCi diesel - 25.83km/l

Colour Options - Ruby Red, Sparkling Gold, Oxford White, Tuxedo Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ignot Silver, and Smoke Grey. 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Hyundai Creta Mini SUV launched in India (named ix25 abroad)

Hyundai Creta Mini SUV




The Hyundai Creta is a compact SUV from the Korean manufacturer. Powered by both petrol and diesel engines, the Creta goes up against the likes of a wide variety of cars like the Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio, Suzuki S-Cross and also smaller compact SUVs like the Ford Ecosport. The Hyundai Creta also offers good mileage and is priced well.



On the exterior front, the Hyundai Creta uses Hyundi’s fluidic 2.0 architecture.  In line with Hyundai’s new design language, the Creta too gets a large three-slat front grille. Complimenting the chrome grille are the swept back headlights with LED Daytime Running Lamps and projectors. At the back, the Creta gets wraparound taillights and a spoiler with integrated brake lights. The SUV is 4,270mm long, 1,780mm wide and 1,630mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,590mm.



 On the interior front, the Hyundai Creta gets a set of fresh interiors similar to the i20. The large and well made dashboard comes loaded with an inbuilt infotainment system and the likes of climate control and a start top button. The centre console also houses a large screen that displays media, telephony and other information. The Creta also has great interior space both on the front and the back along with a large boot. The interior color, a beige and black combination looks attractive and goes well with Indian buying habits. The instrument cluster hosts two dials for the speedometer and the tachometer with large easy to read font.




Under the hood, the Hyundai Creta comes with three engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.6-litre motor that makes 123PS of power and 155Nm of torque. The petrol Hyundai Creta comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel on the other hand comes with two engine options. The cheaper and smaller diesel is a 1.4-litre motor which is also available in the Hyundai Elite i20. The 1.6-litre diesel from the Verna is also available in the Creta. The 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel mill makes 128PS of power and 260Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both petrol and diesel engines are also available with an automatic gearbox. 


The Hyundai Creta does have some stiff competition from the likes of the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross , Mahindra Scorpio and the Ford Ecosport. Being Hyundai’s first such product on offer for India, the Creta is certainly a car to be considered in you are looking at a vehicle in the Rs 10 lakh range.