Sunday, Jun 04, 2023

2019 Ford Figo Variants Explained: Ambiente, Titanium, Titanium Blu

2019 Ford Figo Variants Explained: Ambiente, Titanium, Titanium Blu

The updated Figo is available in 3 variants in both petrol and diesel engine options. Which engine and variant combination is the most value for money? We find out.

  • The Figo’s prices range between Rs 5.15 lakh and Rs 8.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

  • Petrol-automatic drivetrain only comes in the Titanium variant.

  • Top-spec Titanium Blu variant looks sportier than other variants, gets dual-tone exteriors and blue accents on the inside.

  • Top variant is our choice.

Ford has launched the 2019 Figo at prices lower than its outgoing version. It now starts at Rs 5.15 lakh and goes till Rs 8.09 lakh (ex-showroom India). It is available with two new, more powerful petrol engines along with the earlier 1.5-litre diesel engine. Ford has updated the variant count and instead of the earlier six, it receives just three variants: Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium Blu. But which variant suits your budget and requirements the best? We answer.

First, let’s take a look at the colour options on offer:

  • Ruby Red (Available from Titanium onwards)

  • Moondust Silver

  • Deep Impact Blue

  • Absolute Black

  • Smoke Grey

  • White Gold

  • Oxford White

  • Oxford White, Moondust Silver and Smoke Grey with Blue Accents (Available on Titanium Blu only)

Standard Safety Features

  • Dual front airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Rear parking sensors

  • 3-point seatbelts for front and rear passengers

  • Driver and passenger seatbelt reminders

  • Day/night IRVM

  • Door ajar and low fuel warning

  • Speed sensing door locks

2019 Ford Figo Ambiente: Safety-equipped but feels bare inside-out

Exteriors: Halogen headlamps, black front grille, black door handles, black ORVMs, 14-inch steel wheels wrapped in 175/65 section tyres, body-coloured front and rear bumpers and rear fog lamp.

Interiors: Black interiors with fabric upholstery, grab handles with coat hook, front row with adjustable headrests, bottle holders and front dome lamp.

Convenience: Front power windows with one-touch down function for driver unit, manual AC, passenger vanity mirror, tilt steering adjust, 12V power socket and electric boot release.

Audio: NA

Should you buy one?

The base Ambiente variant might cover a decent base in terms of features but it feels built to a cost with black door handles and ORVMs, no audio system and missing rear power windows and parcel tray. Since this variant gets all the basic safety features, you can go for this if you want a Figo only and can’t stretch your budget for the next variant, which we do accept is quite a lot. If you plan to go with the base Ambiente variant, you will have to spend a little extra for the audio system, which is a basic need these days.

2019 Ford Figo Titanium: Feature-loaded but a bit expensive

Exteriors: Chrome front grille with silver mesh, body coloured door handles and ORVMs with turn indicators, chrome surrounded front fog lamps, 14-inch alloy wheels, black B-pillar applique and rear defogger.

Interiors: Chrome parking brake lever, rear parcel tray, rear adjustable headrests and driver seat height adjust.  

Convenience: Rear power windows, power windows with one touch up and down for driver, auto climate control, power adjustable and foldable ORVMs, remote keyless entry, boot lamp, rear parking camera and push button start/stop.

Safety: Perimeter alarm for MT variants while the AT gets electronic stability program, traction control system and hill launch assist.

Technology: Tachometer and gear shift indicator.

Audio: 7-inch touchscreen with steering-mounted audio controls and navigation, FM radio, Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in and 4 speakers.

Should you buy one?

With a Rs 1.24 lakh price extension, the Titanium variant gets a healthy dose of extra features added to its kitty. It looks upmarket on the out and well equipped on the inside for a car of its price.

Those eyeing the automatic Figo only have this variant option with a few extra safety features. It commands a premium of Rs 1.70 lakh over the 1.2MT (96PS/120Nm) petrol Figo, which in our opinion is a bit too steep. You do get a bigger 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder engine which churns out 123PS/150Nm but the transmission is a relatively basic torque converter instead of the dual clutch transmission on the outgoing Figo.

We want to suggest this variant but the incremental price is a little too high for the extra features you get. If you have already made up your mind to stretch your budget by this much, then we will suggest you to spend an extra Rs 55,000 and go for the top Titanium Blu variant instead. This increase would not really affect your EMIs much but will prove its worth in the long run. 

2019 Ford Titanium Blu: Safe, feature-loaded without a big price hike

Exterior: Glossy black front grille and ORVMs, blue fog lamp bezels, gloss black 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 195/55 section tyres, decals and dual tone roof.

Interiors: Blue stitching on the seats and accents on doors, leather steering wheel.

Convenience: Rain sensing wipers and auto headlamps.

Safety: Side and curtain airbags.

Should you buy one?

The Titanium Blu variant not only brings the bragging rights of the a variant along with upmarket looks but also added safety. For an additional Rs 55,000 you get four extra airbags, convenience and premium bits and the incremental price is justified. This is the variant of our choice for the Figo.