Ford India is all set to introduce an automatic transmission for the Figo hatchback. Slated to be launched tomorrow, the 1.2-liter petrol engine will be mated to a six-speed torque converter gearbox. The upgraded transmission is likely to be offered in the mid-spec Titanium trim.
- The 1.2-liter petrol will be equipped with a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox
- Diesel power-train to continue with the five-speed manual unit
The automatic transmission is not a new unit. The same unit that the carmaker offers with the EcoSport SUV is coupled with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder petrol engine. Presently, the 1.2-liter petrol engine on the Figo is available solely with a five-speed manual gearbox. With the addition of an automatic unit, the Figo will be able to compete against the Maruti Suzuki Swift AMT and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios AMT.
Ford will need to price Figo’s automatic version strategically to be able to rival its competitors. It is expected to be priced at Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 more than its manual derivative.