Which one to choose between a Ford Figo and Chevrolet Sail Hatchback?
By: Pardeep on 16 july 2014
The sail UVA is the new hatchback launched by the American giant Chevrolet to take over the huge Indian hatchback market. The car is given a major facelift a couple of months ago. The exterior has received chrome platings on fog lights in the front and on the rear boot. Interiors too are changed. A dual colour black and beige finish is given along with playful linings of chrome and silver on the AC vents, audio system and on door handles in top end model. The car boasts of huge space and dimensionally is larger than Figo. Seats are comfortable for long drives. The Smarttech turbocharged 1.3L diesel oil burner gives 77 bhp power and 209Nm torque which are higher than Figo. Also the power windows are present for all the passengers. It lacks in alloy wheels, singularity of airbag and population of service centers. But the car does make up every bit to be perfect. It totally has an upperhand on Figo.
A comparison between Ford Figo and Chevolet Sail will show positives and negatives for each of the vehicles. For instance, spaciousness in Sail is uncompromising. Even a six feet tall man can stretch his legs comfortably and ride in it. The quarter glasses at the front allow abundant interplay of air and light in the interiors of Sail. The rear seat can comfortably accommodate three adults together with the provision of an additional option for their thigh support for them. The expansive boot space can be extended even more during emergencies owing of the 40:60 split nature of the rear seat. Among the aesthetics include the plastic made dashboard that is visually impressive. The metallic exteriors are equally remarkable. Suspension, ground clearance, linear power delivery and drivability are among other positive aspects of Sail. However, the drivability of Ford Figo is amazingly unmatched in contrast. The suspension of Figo is the plus point of this car too, but it is much more powerful in case of this vehicle. Equally amazing is the handling of Figo. However, the steering of Figo needs special mentioning here because in spite of being a bit larger sized it helps the driver in handling the car better. The tall third gear and drivability features of Figo seem to have been engineered specifically for city drives. The in-built air conditioning system is the best in class when compared to that of other sedans of the similar category. However, both Ford Figo and Chevrolet Sail are on the same platform when their visibility and road presence are taken into account.