I had a testdrive at Harry Ford in Trivandrum.My friend is looking for a hatch under 8 lakhs, considered Figo for the same.
Showroom experience- Good support from advisors there.Till now in Trivandrum only Kairali Ford was there, and i also personally felt they were dominating , as if we go for checking new cars they usually don't have testdrive cars they only have cars as demo piece in showroom.
It's good that competition is brought in.
Differences from old figo-
1.Interior layout new ( Aspire's same interior without dual tone,monochrome black,with silver inserts)
2.Hydraulic unit of old figo's steering replaced with EPAS technology of ford.
3.All 4 power windows(Earlier even in full trim figo rear power window was absent.
1.2 Petrol Full option variant( I am not sure whether Titanium or Titanium +, its full option manual)
Torque increased, thereby power i felt decreased.
Steering wheel - Hydraulic unit was equivalent for diesel and petrol, but with EPAS i felt Petrol felt bit more lighter ,while diesel was precise like old Hydraulic.
Suspension- As great as ever,bit on stiffer side.
Braking and tyres-
175 14 inch wheels, its bit skinny,but does the job quite well.
A/c- Best in class
Music system- Pleasing music system.
1.5 Diesel-Value for money for sure.
I just checked the price- Swift zxi and figo diesel full option same price
100PS power , it's too much.
No turbo lag felt.
Best as city drive.
It gasps for power after 120 kmph.
I felt Steering weighs bit more precise than petrol,may be due to engine weight also.
NVH -well insulated both in petrol and diesel(Diesel murmur is felt when revved)
Overall i will give 8/10 for FIGO diesel
7/10 for Figo petrol
I don't think Petrol will be fuel efficient (torque is increased)
Also as i am a swift owner, i felt steering capabilities was far better in swift petrol.