ffordable automatic cars aren’t that common, despite the fact that there are many potential buyers in the younger and older ends of the buying public.
Manufacturers often compound the issue by
¿ levels, raising the price further. It’s understandable, but it doesn’t help those who need an auto on a limited budget.
The Ford Figo 1.5 Powershift Titanium hatch is one of the more affordable automatic cars out there, and we were lucky enough to use it as a runaround on a holiday in Cape Town.
did just that.
Despite being at the cheaper end of the market, the Figo has been decked out with a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox, as opposed to the old-technology four-speeds we have come to expect from affordable autos. Those extra two gears make all the difference to fuel economy (a claimed 6ℓ/100km), engine noise on the open road and drivability. On the downside, it does tend to hunt between gears a bit more than we’d like but, if that bothers
The view that screams Aston Martin (or Goscinny and Uderzo, depending on your reference points).