The outgoing Ford Figo hatchback was an instant success when it was launched in India and although its popularity faded by the end of its stint, the hatchback has set the bar quite high for the upcoming replacement. The new Figo is essentially the Ford Ka that has been on sale in South America for quite some time now and is the two box version of the Figo Aspire compact sedan. Since the new Ford Figo has graduated in terms of size, it will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10, one of the most popular hatchbacks on sale in India. So does the Ford Figo have what it takes to challenge the Grand i10? Find out here in our New Ford Figo vs Hyundai Grand i10 comparo.
The Figo hatchback is identical to the Figo Aspire up until the C-pillar which means it’s got the exact same front end, one that has been drawing a lot of praise for its striking looks. Tail lamp detailing is very similar to the sedan sibling, but the rear does look much more appealing in the hatchback form. The Grand i10 looks a little more bulky and mature than the Figo in terms of design. Hyundai has played it safe with the Grand i10’s styling and while it may not have too many striking features to boast of, it still is a very attractive package overall.
The Grand i10’s interiors are, arguably, the best in the segment thanks to the neat layout and the usage of high-quality materials. The Figo hatchback gets a blacked-out version of the Aspire’s cabin which looks much more striking than the Grand i10’s.
[box type=”success” ]The Ford Figo looks striking while the Hyundai Grand i10 has a more universal appeal.[/box]
Starting with the basics, both hatchbacks come similarly equipped with a 2 DIN integrated stereo with USB, AUX and Bluetooth support, multifunction steering wheel, alloys for the higher spec trims, ABS and airbags. However, the Figo is expected to get additional features such as auto climate control, Ford’s phone docking setup for the lower trims and ABS as standard.
[box type=”success” ]The Ford Figo edges out the Hyundai Grand i10 in terms of features.[/box]
|Ford Figo||Hyundai Grand i10|
|Displacement||1.2 litre||1.5 litre||1.2 litre||1.1 litre|
|Power||86.8 bhp||90 bhp (est.)||81bhp||70 bhp|
|Torque||112 Nm||200 Nm (est.)||114Nm||160 Nm|
|Efficiency*||18.6 kpl (est.)||25 kpl (est.)||18.9kmpl (MT)/16.95kmpl (AT)||24 kpl|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual/4-speed automatic||5-speed manual|
Petrol motors powering both the cars seem to be evenly matched in terms of power and torque. Even the fuel efficiency figures are expected to be similar to each other. However, the Grand i10 comes with an optional 4-speed automatic transmission, something the Figo hatchback could miss out on. Talking about the diesel-powered versions, the Figo seems to have a significant power and torque advantage.
[box type=”success” ]Diesel Ford Figo more powerful than the Hyundai Grand i10. Petrol variants equally matched.[/box]
Keeping in mind the aggressive pricing of the new Figo, the Hyundai Grand i10 has a lot to be worried about. The new Figo has a starting price of INR 4.3 lacs, which makes it look like truly unbeatable value for money. The Hyundai Grand i10 is priced between INR 4.69 lacs and INR 6.29 lacs for the petrol model and INR 5.55 lacs and INR 6.74 lacs for the diesel. Even the Diesel-powered Figo can be bought for as low as INR 5.3 lacs. Here’s the full price list of the new model Ford Figo –
- Base: Rs 4.29 lacs
- Ambiente: Rs 4.56 lacs
- Trend: Rs 5 lacs
- Titanium: Rs 5.75 lacs
- Titanium+: Rs 6.40 lacs
- Base: Rs 5.29 lacs
- Ambiente: Rs 5.62 lacs
- Trend: Rs 5.97 lacs
- Titanium: Rs 6.72 lacs
- Titanium+: Rs 7.40lacs
all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi
[box type=”success” ]As always, pricing will be crucial and we expect the Ford Figo to be priced lower than the Hyundai Grand i10.[/box]
Hyundai India enjoys a very strong brand image and has the most extensive and trustworthy sales network second only to Maruti’s which gives the Grand i10 a substantial advantage over the Ford Figo. What works in Figo’s favor is a powerful set of engines, an extensive list of features and possibly a lower price tag. All this coupled with the fun-to-drive nature that we have come to expect from Ford products ensures the new Figo is a very competent offering capable of taking the fight to the Hyundai Grand i10.
[box type=”success” ]The Ford Figo appears to have what it takes to challenge the mighty Hyundai Grand i10.[/box]
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