Figurative

Auto Today|May 2017

Figurative

Expectations are high when an S variant is announced by Ford. In the case of the Figo, we went out to the Little Rann of Kutch to find out just how much more does the Sports Edition pack.

Abhik Das

New variants keep a product’s lifespan in check. Updates, additions and more features add to an existing lineup and increase its appeal, or not. In Ford’s case, this appeal lies in an audience that values what Ford stands for in international markets - racing lineage. With a glorious past in rallying and subsequent special editions of road-legal cars, Ford decides to extend the Figo’s name by adding an S, for sports.

Before you jump off your seat in excitement, a gentle reminder that this is still a very conservative market, should curb things down for you. As much as enthusiasts in India would love to have a 1.6-litre, petrol guzzling, turbo-spooling little rocket with a hunger for Cosworth performance parts, reality unfortunately crushes that dream as a tear rolls out. We’re driving a diesel here. 1.5-litre, turbo, 100bhp and let’s just say Ford is going to help you save a little cash in your wallet with a claimed efficiency of 25.83kmpl and oh... never mind the Cosworth parts.

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