– 2018 Ford Figo might hit showrooms in coming months.
– The updated model will see subtle design and feature upgrades.
– The hatchback will get two new Dragon series petrol engines.
– Price of the 2018 Ford Figo could be around Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.
2018 Ford Figo will come with three powertrain options - 1.2L petrol, 1.5L petrol and 1.5 diesel.
New Ford Ka+ (New Ford Figo 2018 in India) has been officially revealed for the European market. For the first time, the carmaker has unveiled the Ford Ka+ Active that looks identical to the Ford Freestyle crossover that made its India debut on 31st January, 2018. It will be the first major facelift of the new-generation Figo hatchback that was launched in India in September, 2015. For 2018 model year, the Figo (aka Ka+) receives subtle aesthetic and feature upgrades. Some of the key updates include larger headlamps, new grille with chrome surround, revised dashboard, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and rain sensing wipers.
For the European market, the new Ford Ka+ (Figo) will be offered with a 70bhp/85bhp, 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol and a 95bhp, 1.5-litre TDCi diesel powertrains. Both the units are Euro-VI compliant, and feature start/stop technology. On the other hand, the India-spec Ford Figo 2018 facelift is likely to come with the new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Dragon petrol, new 1.5-litre, three-cylinder Ti-VCT petrol and a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine options. Transmission choices will include the standard 5-speed manual and a 6-speed dual-clutch unit. Check Out – Upcoming Ford Cars In India
– Larger automatic headlights with DRLs
– New front grille with chrome surround
– Fog lamps with C-shaped chrome detailing
– Restyled bumper
– Revised dashboard
– 6.5-inch touchscreen
– Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system
– Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– Rain sensing wipers
– Ford’s quickclear heated windscreen
– Heated front seats
– Rear parking sensors
– Automatic temperature control
– Remote central locking
– Hill start assist
– Speed limiter
– Ford easy fuel
– Six airbags
– Electronic stability control
– Tyre pressure monitoring system
– Ford MyKey technology
It’s been two years now the Figo received a generation change in India. Now, the American carmaker has revealed the updated version of the hatchback for the European market. The carmaker has also confirmed its European launch for this year. As far as the India launch is concerned, the hatchback facelift will go on sale in coming months. However, the company hasn’t yet confirmed launch timeline and details of the vehicle. Read – Ford Kuga SUV Might Come To India
|Minimum||Rs 5 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 8 lakh|
The 2018 Ford Figo facelift will witness minor design and feature updates along with a Dragon series petrol engine. In addition, the car will get Ford’s new SYNC 3 infotainment system and other goodies. With these changes on the cards, we expect the Figo facelift to be priced around Rs 5 lakh for the entry-level variant and Rs 8 lakh for the high-spec trim. Read – New Ford Endeavour Revealed In New Pictures
As mentioned above, the 2018 Ford Figo facelift will receive subtle styling upgrades. Face of the hatchback will be revised with a new high-mounted trapezoidal grille with chrome surround, larger swept-back headlamps and revised bumper. The daytime running lights (DRLs) and fog lamps get a distinctive C-shaped chrome details. The wheel arch cladding and newly designed twin-spoke black alloy wheels enhance its side profile. At the back, the 2018 Figo facelift will sport revised taillight and updated bumper. Read – New Ford Premium Hatchback Under Development
|Fuel Tank Capacity||Petrol – 42-litres | Diesel – 40-litres|
The European-spec Figo (Ka+) is longer and wider than the previous model, while the height remains unchanged. The updated model measures 3,941mm in length, 1,704mm in width and 1,524mm in height. However, the India-spec version is likely to carry the contours from the pre-facelift version. That said, the hatchback will be 3,886mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1.525mm tall. The 2,491mm long wheelbase on the other hand will ostensibly be retained. Just so you know, the current model comes with a luggage storage capacity of 257-litres and has a turning radius of 4.9m. Read About – New Ford Aspire Facelift
Interior of the hatchback will also be revised with a pack of new features. Major update will come in the form of a 6.5-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system, which we have already seen on the updated EcoSport. This infotainment system is compatible to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Furthermore, the Ford Figo 2018 facelift will come equipped with an updated centre console and a range of new features. It will also receive new seat upholstery, new interior scheme, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, electronic automatic temperature control, power front windows and door mirrors. Check Out – India’s Top 5 Best Modified Ford EcoSport
|1.2L Dragon Petrol||95bhp||115Nm|
|1.5L Dragon Petrol AT||121.3bhp||150Nm|
|1.5L TDCi Diesel||99bhp||215Nm|
Under the hood, the 2018 Ford Figo facelift will house a new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Dragon engine. This naturally aspirated, all-aluminium engine delivers a class-leading power and torque outputs of 95bhp and 115Nm respectively. With these figures, it becomes more powerful than the Honda’s 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that’s good for 90bhp. Power will be transmitted to the front wheel via an all-new five-speed manual gearbox.
On the other hand, the updated Figo will also share its 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine with the updated EcoSport. This gasoline mill generates 110.4bhp at 6300rpm and 136Nm torque at 4,250rpm. Though, the hatchback will continue to use the same 1.5-litre TDCi diesel powertrain that does duty in the current model. The oil burner pushes out a maximum power of 99bhp at 3,750rpm and 215Nm torque between 1,750 to 3000rpm. The carline will continue to come with a five-speed manual and a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox. Read About: 2018 Ford EcoSport Signature Edition
|1.2L Petrol MT||19kmpl|
|1.5L Diesel MT||26kmpl|
|1.5L Petrol AT||17kmpl|
Engine lineup Figo facelift will receive two new petrol engines – a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder and a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder unit. While the petrol version is expected to return around 19kmpl, the diesel model could deliver around 26kmpl. Read – New 2018 Ford Mustang Arrives in India
The new model will come equipped with several high-end safety and security features. Equipment such as dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and engine immobilizer will be standard on the carline. The top-end model will, additionally, get multiple airbags, rear parking camera with sensors, ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), etc. Read – Ford EcoSport Storm Pictures & Details
The suspension mechanism of the Figo hatchback comprises of Independent McPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar and semi-independent twist beam at the front and rear, respectively. For braking, the hatchback gets front disc and rear drum brakes along with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).