The 2018 Ford Figo facelift receives several changes to exterior and interior along with a new and more powerful petrol engine
American automaker, Ford has revealed the 2018 Figo facelift for the South African market. The company has released the images, updated specifications and features of the 2018 Ford Figo facelift. This model is manufactured at the company’s manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat. The company will also launch the updated Figo in India during festive season, Diwali. Besides new Figo, Ford is also readying the Aspire facelift for Indian market. In South Africa, the Figo facelift will cost between ZAR 181,300 and ZAR 205,700, which is around Rs 9.21 lakh and Rs 10.23 lakh respectively.
In terms of design changes, the 2018 Ford Figo gets new front fascia with a new honeycomb grille. The grille gets black shade in the lower variants, while the top-spec gets chrome treatment. The bumper is all-new, featuring a wider airdam with C-shaped silver inserts at both side and new housing for foglamps. Also See – Ford Figo Sedan New Model Revealed
The side profile remains largely identical to the outgoing model, except for the new 14-inch alloy wheels. At the back, the hatchback gets new tail-lights, roof-mounted spoiler with integrated brake lights and new bumper with black inserts. It is available in six exterior paint jobs – Oxford White, Deep Impact Blue, Moondust Silver, Ruby Red, Smoke (Grey), and White Gold.
Majority of the updated can be seen inside the cabin. It gets a revised dashboard and new black fabric upholstery. The base variant comes with more sorted buttons and dials, while the monochrome display at the top has been replaced by a small unit. The silver panels have been added to the dashboard, while the AC vents design has been revised. The top-spec model will have a new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC 3 support, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also See – Ford Freestyle Cross-Hatchback Details
The African-spec model is powered by a new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 121bhp and 150Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit. The India-spec model will also receive a new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.