Even as Ford India is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Figo hatchback’s presence in the Indian market, the automaker has sweetened the deal on the best selling car in its portfolio by offering a discount in the form of free insurance, which comes to INR 16,000. You’ve got to get in touch with your Ford dealer nearest to your location to avail this offer on the Figo hatchback. EDIT, after Ford India’s clarification regarding this offer: The Figo hatchback is available with both petrol and diesel engine options but the free insurance offer is limited to the petrol engined variants of the Figo. Moreover, the LXi variant of the petrol model is not a part of this offer.
The long wheelbase that the Figo comes with is the big factor that contributes to the higher cabin space. This, has a downside though, with the Figo being prone to scraping its under body on the taller, ill designed speed breakers that are common place in India. The other positives the Figo brings to the table is a vastly improved after sales network of Ford India, which along with cheaper spare parts due to a high localization level, has made the Figo a top choice in the Indian B+ hatchback segment.
The Figo’s diesel engine, though a generation old, is fuel efficient and highly responsive with minimal turbo lag. A superb ride and handling package along with the low seating position makes the Figo a fun-to-drive car in its segment. the car is available in four variants each, for each engine option. Currently, the Figo’s range begins at an ex-showroom Delhi price of INR 3,80 lakhs, for the base petrol engined model.
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