Spec comparo: 2009 Ford Figo vs 2015 Ford Figo

Team OD  /
24 Sep 2015 11:09:26 IST

When Ford launched the Figo, the small car segment was burgeoning and manufacturers were trying hard to catch the buyers' attention. The Figo brought in fresh design, good interior space, impressive features and an efficient TDCi diesel motor along with a petrol unit. All of this and a killer price tag made the Figo an instant hit with the masses. Motoring journos too showered praises on the Figo for its ride and handling characteristics.

Refreshed_Ford_Figo_Exterior (1)The 2009 Ford Figo

The old car came with a 1.2-litre Duratec petrol engine that unfortunatelydid not offer good performance and neither did it return good fuel economy.The 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel though, was a gem. It offered decent performance and at the same time offered great fuel efficiency. The diesel Figo, hence, was the perfect choice for many buyers and it still occupies the lion's share of the Figo sales chart.

The new Ford Figohas grown slightly in proportion to the old car. It is taller and wider with the wheelbase increased by 2 mm.

2015 Ford Figo (2)The 2015 Ford Figo looks exactly like the Aspire sedan, right up till the C-pillar

It is basedon the Aspire's platform and that's good news considering the fact that the Aspire is a spacious car. The Figo Aspire and the new hatchback look exactly the same, from the front end right upto the C-pillar after which the hatchback shape follows. Ford have done a good job of ensuring that the car looks proportional. The headlamps and tail lamps are also similar to the sedan.

Figo_interior_newThe likeness to the Aspire extends to the interior of the 2015 Figo too - note black interior with beige background and the steering wheel that is the same unit as the Figo Aspire

Ford India have taken a commendable step by offering airbags in all variants with the top trim getting six airbags, a segment first. The new Ford Figo also gets the Aspire's goodies such as the Ford MyKey and Ford Sync with all link. While the former allows the owner to set the speed limit allowing parental control over kids whereas the latter allows youto pair yourphone with the car's system to make or receive calls as well as run apps.The interior is similar to the Aspire exceptfor the all black theme that's in line with the first generation Figo.

Figo_interior_oldWhen compared to the interior of the old Figo (pictured here), the 2015 model is a great improvement

While Ford offered the earlier Figo with one petrol and one diesel engine, the new Ford Figo will come with a choice of two petrol units and one diesel motor, just like the Aspire. The 1.5-litre Ti-VCT, 100PS, petrol FordFigo will come with a six-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission while the 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel will get 5-speed manuals.

The driving dynamics of the new Ford Figo Aspire are class leading but sadly not similar to the old Figo. The electrically assisted steering is responsive when compared to its peers but it is no match for the hydraulically assisted steering in the old Figo. The old Figo was a genuine corner carver, with the sweet chassis offering immense confidence and feel. The hydraulically assisted steering was very communicative too and the little hatch soon found a place in the hearts of many enthusiasts.We haven't driven the new hatchback yet - stay tuned to OVERDRIVE to find out howthe new Figo fares on the road.

2009 Ford Figo vs 2015 Ford Figo

2009 Ford Figo
Petrol 1.2-litre Duratec
Type Inline 4-cylinder
Engine capacity 1196cc
Valvetrain 4 valves/ cylinder
Max power 71PS@6,250rpm
Max torque 102Nm@ 4,000rpm
Diesel 1.4-litre Duratorq
Type Inline 4-cylinder
Engine capacity 1399cc
Valvetrain 2 valves/ cylinder
Max power 69PS@4,000rpm
Max torque 160Nm@2,000rpm
Suspension (F) Independent Mcpherson struts with dual path mounts
Suspension (R) Semi-independent twist beam with coil springs
Brakes (Front/ Rear) Ventilated Disc/ Drum
Tyres 175/65 R14
LxWxH (mm) 3795x1680x1427
Wheelbase (mm) 2489
Boot space (ltr) 284
2015 Ford Figo
Petrol 1.2-litre Ti-VCT
Type Inline 4-cylinder
Engine capacity 1196cc
Valvetrain 4 valves/ cylinder
Max power 88PS@6300rpm
Max torque 112Nm@4000rpm
Engine capacity
Max power
Max torque
Suspension (F) Independent Mcpherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar
Suspension (R) Semi-independent twist beam with gas and oil filled shock absorbers
Brakes (Front/ Rear) Ventilated disc/ Drum
Tyres 175/65 R14
LxWxH (mm) 3886x1698x1525
Wheelbase (mm) 2491
Boot space (ltr) 257
Petrol 1.5-litre Ti-VCT
Type Inline 4-cylinder
Engine capacity 1499cc
Valvetrain 4 valves/ cylinder
Max power 112PS@6300rpm
Max torque 136Nm@4250rpm
Diesel 1.5-litre TDCi
Type Inline 4-cylinder
Engine capacity 1498cc
Valvetrain 4 valves/ cylinder
Max power 100PS@3750rpm
Max torque 215Nm@1750-3000rpm
Suspension (F)
Suspension (R)
Brakes (Front/ Rear)
LxWxH (mm)
Wheelbase (mm)
Boot space (ltr)

Also see:

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