The Ford Figo Petrol AT makes a comeback with two trim options, a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, and a sizeable gap between its pricing and that of its manual counterparts.
Ford has relaunched the petrol automatic variants of the Figo in India, with prices starting from ₹7.75 lakh for the Titanium trim and going up to ₹8.20 lakh for the Titanium+ trim (all prices are introductory ex-showroom). This means that the latter is now the range-topping petrol variant in the Figo line-up. In comparison, the Figo Petrol Titanium MT is priced at ₹6.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is about ₹93,000 less than its new automatic counterpart. However, the automatic variants have given the Figo Blu and the diesel powertrain a miss.
Before the Figo AT was discontinued in January 2020, the petrol engine available was a bigger 1.5-litre four-cylinder Dragon unit. Now, to ensure BS6 compliance, the Figo AT continues with a smaller 1.2-litre three-cylinder TiVCT unit, which also powers the manual variants. With a six-speed torque converter automatic, the petrol motor develops an unchanged 95bhp and 119Nm of torque. But, unlike the EcoSport, which offers paddle shifters, the Figo AT offers a SelectShift® feature, which lets the driver change gears manually using a toggle switch on the gearshift lever. There's also a new Sports Mode on offer, which enhances the overall gear changing experience.
Since the Figo AT is available on the Titanium and Titanium+ trims, there's no shortage of premium features. FordPass Connectivity, rain-sensing wipers (Titanium+), an electrochromic IRVM (Titanium+), a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and safety features – like six airbags (dual front only on Titanium), a Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Launch Assist (HLA), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – are all part of the offering.
The Figo AT is available in five colour options – Diamond White, Ruby Red, Moondust Silver, Smoke Grey, and White Gold – and eagle-eyed readers would have also noticed a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels to distinguish the AT variants from their MT counterparts.
As for the feature differences between the two trims, the Titanium+ AT additionally offers front fog lamps, a rear de-fogger, a rear washer, a wiper, a rear parcel tray, auto climate control, power-folding ORVMs, auto headlamps, and side & curtain airbags.