Welcome: Ford Figo
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.