Earlier this-month we brought you the first ever spy pictures of Ford Figo facelift caught testing on the outskirts of Chennai with slight camouflage on the front and the rear. Even this week we brought you another snap of Ford Figo facelift spotted in Pondicherry which has confirmed the changes to the rear are minimal with new tail lamps.
Just a few months ago, Ford added some additional features to the Figo including an adjustable-for-tilt steering, USB connect for the stereo and alloy wheels on the top end variants. Now TheAutomotiveIndia.com has reported that a new feature-rich add-on which the company is planning to offer to Figo customers.
The new version of Figo will come equipped with a start-stop button and keyless go which are present in the new gen hatchbacks like Nissan Micra and Hyundai i20. Ford India corroborated the Keyless go technology on a prototype, this feature is quite simple in which there is no requirement to remove the keys to unlock the car, the car will unlock automatically if the remote key is in your hand or pocket. The door will open with a touch of button outside the door handle which will open the door.
Another feature which new Figo could come equipped with is a start stop button which is slowly being a part of cars present in B-segment. The car will start only when the start stop button is pressed thrice. The first touch will start the music system, second activates electrical and the third touch would turn the engine on. But we think that the start-stop button is awkwardly placed near the gear shift.
In case you lose the remote, you would have to break open the window and enter a secret code without which the ignition would not work and the car would go berserk when anyone tries to start the car without the secret code. It is also believed the new Figo features automated locking doors after 45 seconds if car left unlocked accidentally.
However at present, this feature’s are still in an experimental stage. If brought into production model, this feature could also be offered in the current-generation Figo as an accessory, therefore the current Figo can also be upgraded with the same feature. One has to dole out Rs 30,000 from his/her pocket to get this feature on Figo.
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Source – The Automotive India