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The Ford Figo Automatic is likely to get the torque converter unit from the EcoSport and will be paired with the 1.2-litre petrol engine.


The Ford Figo Automatic was teased on the automaker's social media handles
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The Ford Figo Automatic was teased on the automaker’s social media handles

Ford India has teased the new automatic transmission variant of the Figo hatchback ahead of its launch confirmed on July 22, 2021. The updated version of the car is expected to get a torque converter paired with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. The segment already has a host of automatic hatchbacks to choose from and the Figo finally joins this bandwagon.

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The torque converter in question is likely to be the 6-speed unit from the Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV. On that model, it’s paired with the 1.5-litre petrol engine. Barring the new transmission choice, the Ford Figo is expected to be largely the same with the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol motor churning out 95 bhp and 119 Nm of peak torque. It is currently available with the 5-speed manual gearbox. It’s unclear if Ford India will also introduce the automatic transmission on the Aspire subcompact sedan that uses the same engines.

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There won’t be any other major changes to the hatchback

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The Ford Figo manual is currently priced from ₹ 5.82 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards, and expect the automatic transmission to be available on the mid and top variants. Prices will for the automatic version will command a premium of ₹ 50,000-60,000 over the manual. In comparison, the segment offers the Maruti Suzuki Swift AMT priced from ₹ 6.86 lakh, while the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios AMT is priced at ₹ 6.62 lakh. There’s also the closely matched Volkswagen Polo AT that’s priced from ₹ 8.51 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.

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