New Ford Figo Hatchback Cars launching in September 2015.. Amicars




Expected Launch Date : 23 Sep 2015
Estimated Price : 5.00 lakh

 

Ford will be launching two new important cars this year, the Figo hatchback being one of them. The new Ford Figo hatchback will go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and the Tata Bolt amongst others. Expect the car to be priced between Rs 4.5-6.5 lakhs so as to take on the more established marques in the segment.

The Figo hatchback will obviously look very similar to the Ford Figo Aspire and will be heavily influenced by the Fiesta sedan. With its large ‘Aston Martin’ inspired grille festooned in chrome in typical Ford design language. The large headlamps are not as well detailed as we would have like them to be but aren’t bad looking either. The simple yet elegant design continues around the back with the flat yet layered tailgate and bumper combination. That said, we would have liked a bit more character in the rear end of the Figo especially based around the design of the tail lamps.

 

The Fiesta and Ecosport inspired design continues along the interior too. The Ford Figo hatchback gets the same dashboard layout as the other Ford products we get in India today. With its prominent V design, the Figo’s dashboard houses an infotainment screen and an array of buttons with phone and media controls. The Ford Figo hatchback also gets a set of audio and telephone controls on the steering wheel just like on the Ecosport.

When it comes to engines, the Ford Figo hatchback will get two engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine will make 70PS of peak power and 102Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine on the other hand will be the big seller and will make 90PS of peak power and 204Nm of peak torque. Both engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox although there is no news of an automatic gearbox being offered yet.

When launched, expect the Ford Figo to be priced extremely competitively between Rs 4.5-6.5 lakhs and go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, the Nissan Micra, the Tata Bolt and the Honda Brio amongst others like the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Volkswagen Polo.

New Nissan X-Trail Launching Soon--AMICARS




The company is offering this compact Nissan X-Trail SUV in a host of vibrant and refreshing metallic color options. The list of these smooth and lustrous exterior paint options are a subtle yet elegant looking Titanium Grey metallic finish, a magnificent looking Diamond Black metallic finish option, a sparkling and brilliant looking Pearl White metallic option, a graceful looking Quartz Silver metallic finish option, a rustic and stylish looking Champagen Gold metallic finish option, a vivacious and energetic Sapphire Blue metallic finish option and also a modish looking Graphite Grey metallic color option.



Nissan has presented the third-generation of Nissan X-Trail at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2015 (IIMS 2015) aka Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). According to a recent report, the featured car will be launched in India, sometime this festival season.The SUV debuted in the archipelago last year and is assembled in Cikampek, West Java. The car features slim headlamps,‘V-Motion’ grille, C-shaped tail-lamps and D-pillar kink amongst other updated features. The Indonesian-spec model comes with two engine options, either a MR20DD 2.0-litre direct-injected four-cylinder engine, which produces 144 PS and 200 Nm, or the QR25DE 2.5-litre MPI four-cylinder engine, which delivers 171 PS and 233 Nm. In India the car will probably get a Nissan 2.0 DCi motor, which will be mated to a CVT gearbox.

Mileage 

The company has fitted this utility vehicle with a 2.0-litre, dual overhead cam shaft based petrol engine, which is incorporated with direct injection fuel supply system. It allows the vehicle to generate a maximum mileage between 11 to 14 Kmpl under standard driving conditions. On the other hand, the 2.5-litre power plant can produce 10 Kmpl within the city limits and about 13 Kmpl on the bigger roads, which is rather decent for Indian road conditions

Power 

The 2.0-litre petrol engine is rather powerful for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This engine has the ability to displace 1995cc and has been equipped with a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) for generating pertinent power and torque output. It can churn out a maximum power of 142bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a pounding torque of 200Nm at 4400rpm, which is quite impressive. On the other hand, its slightly powerful 2.5-litre can produce a peak power of 168.6bhp at 6000rpm and yields a commanding torque output of 233Nm at 4000rpm.

Acceleration and pick up 

With the help of a seven speed automatic transmission gear box, the 1995cc engine can attain a top speed in the range of 180 to 90 Kmph. While it takes about 11 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill. At the same time, its other petrol motor enables the vehicle to zoom towards a top speed in the range of 185 to 195 Kmph that is quite good for this segment. Whereas, it can accelerate from zero to 100 Kmph in close to 9.5 seconds.

Interior 

Along with the stylish exteriors, it is expected that the company has also done up the insides of this SUV with a lot of classiness and have equipped it with some top of the line features and gadgets, which will certainly entice the customers. The inside doors handles and parking lever have chrome finishing that further add to a classy look. It has a smooth black dashboard that is equipped with a few aspects like an advanced instrument panel with lots of functions, a multi-functional steering wheel with several control buttons, AC vents and an illuminated glove box with cooling effect. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with well cushioned seats that are covered with leather or fabric upholstery depending on the variants. The driver seat can be electronically adjusted in accordance with the requirement of the driver, while it also has a two stage heating operation for added comfort for the driver while on longer distance drives. While the rear seat is foldable and comes with proper lumbar support. Its rear seat is split foldable, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car. Apart from all this, it also has a leather wrapped steering wheel, a luggage floor tray to properly manage the luggage, cabin light, day and night inside rear view mirror, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, a sunglass holder, a keyless entry system with an automatic door lock and many other such aspects. The advanced supervision cluster is integrated with a lot of functions including a low fuel warning light, driver seat belt reminder notification, an electronic tripmeter, a tachometer, a digital clock, external temperature display, digital odometer and many other warning and notifications for keeping the driver updated. Apart from these, it also has a couple of power outlets both in front and rear for charging accessories like mobiles, i-Pod and other electronic devices. In addition to these, it also has some standard features like puddle lamps, rear center arm rest with cup holders, MT gear shift indicator (for manual variant), mood lamps, automatic headlamp leveling device, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, sun glass holder, an inside rear view mirror with anti glare function, a pair of rain sensing wipers, active ECO mode and smart key with push button start. It has a tilt adjustable power steering system, which is quite responsive and makes handling convenient even in heavy traffic conditions.