The carmakers are more concerned about safety of their vehicles as India is heading towards strict safety norms. Even customers have started giving priority of safety aspect of the car. In recent times, American carmaker Ford has been regularly updating its line up with safety aids. In the latest development, Figo has now introduced knee airbag as standard feature to the top spec Titanium AT variant taking the total airbag count to seven. Ford had recently added ABS and EBD to the Trend variants of Figo hatch and Aspire compact sedan.
This vary variant is priced at Rs. 8.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) which makes it the first car under sub 10 lakh to have seven airbags. The variant also comes with traction control, hill start assist, reverse parking camera and ESP.
While the Titanium and Titanium+ MT variants are loaded with two and six airbags respectively. The Titanium variant is powered by a 1.5l four-pot petrol engine that churns out 110bhp power and 136Nm of max torque, linked to a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The compact sedan is available in the price range of Rs. 5.28 lakh and Rs. 8.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Despite great value for money offering, the car didn’t perform as per the expectations, in November 2016, the carmaker sold 1800 units of Aspire which is below par. Ford was launched in August 2015 and it rival against Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and Tata Zest. With the latest addition, Ford is trying to give its average selling car a new strong point.