Wel­come: Ford Figo

Car India - - OUR CARS - —AnoshKhum­batta

The white Figo S has re­cently joined our long-term fleet and has proved to be a ca­pa­ble, fun-to-drive car in most con­di­tions. The height-ad­justable driver’s seat in this vari­ant means that even shorter driv­ers get a clear view out in all direc­tions, while the plas­tics in the in­te­rior feel sturdy and well-fin­ished. The seats feel plush and the cabin feels quite spa­cious, even with five peo­ple on board. The firm sus­pen­sion, small steer­ing wheel, and short-throw gear­box all add to the car’s sporty feel. The Figo is great fun through a set of twisties and doesn’t throw up too much body-roll.

On the out­side, the blacked-out 15-inch al­loys look classy and give the car a pur­pose­ful ap­pear­ance, while the hon­ey­comb grille up front, tiny spoiler, and black ORVMs dif­fer­en­ti­ate the S vari­ant from the reg­u­lar Figo. Com­pact di­men­sions trans­late into great ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity in city traf­fic while, out on the high­way, the meaty torque band means that you rarely need to shift out of fifth even when mak­ing a quick over­take.

We have driven the car to and from Mum­bai a few times un­til now, used it for a cou­ple of shoots, and the car has per­formed ad­mirably well, do­ing ev­ery­thing we asked of it and more. We are look­ing for­ward to many more happy miles with the Ford Figo S.

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