Likely to be unveiled at Auto Expo 2018, the new Figo will be feature loaded and more fuel efficient.
We informed you earlier that Ford has started testing the new Figo Cross pseudo crossover on Indian roads, suggesting that the vehicle could eventually make its way to our market. Furthermore, Ford is also planning to give its popular hatchback, Figo a major update. Likely to be launched in 2018, this would be the first major facelift to the new gen model which was introduced in September 2015. The car has been spotted testing for the first in India, revealing its design changes. The Ford Figo 2018 is expected to get copious design changes and a host of new features including the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system on the inside.
Going by the spyshots, it is visible that the hatchback gets updates on the exterior and interior. The Figo facelift is expected to get redesigned front and rear bumpers, and new grille, air intakes at the front and re-styled projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps. While the car will be based on the same underpinnings, it will get the new dragon series engines. That said, the model will have a choice of three engines – 1.5-litre TDCi diesel, 1.5-litre Ti-VCT Dragon petrol and 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol. The Figo Sport will also get a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT Dragon petrol and 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engines. Transmission duties on the carline are carried over by the standard 5-speed manual and a 6-speed dual-clutch unit. While details on the Figo facelift are yet hazy, it is expected to make an appearance at the next year’s 2018 Auto Expo.
The current gen-model takes most of the styling cues and elements from Aspire. In fact, the equipment level on both the vehicles is on par, save for a handful goodies. With radical changes to the exterior and interior, the current model varies radically from the previous Figo. In terms of features, it comes with Ford’s SYNC AppLink with voice control, steering mounted controls, automatic climate control, MyFord dock, 6-airbags, ABS, EBD, power-operated wing mirrors etc. Read More – Ford Aspire 2018 To Unveil At Auto Expo
First launched in 2018, Figo received a generation change in 2015. The car is about to complete two years in its new avatar, Ford has started working on the updated version of the car sometime next year. Testing of the car has already been started in India, and the recent spotting suggests that the vehicle could be launched in 2018. While information on the 2018 Figo is obscure, it is likely to be showcased alongside other models at the 2018 Auto Expo in February next year.
|Minimum||Rs 5 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 8 lakh|
The Figo facelift will receive comprehensive design changes and several new features inside the cabin. The vehicle will also get mechanical changes in the form of new Dragon series petrol engine. In addition, the car will also 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 in the range of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. Read More – Upcoming Ford Cars In India
|1.2L Ti-VCT Petrol||88bhp @6300rpm||112Nm @4000rpm|
|1.5L Ti-VCT Petrol AT||110.4bhp @6300rpm||136Nm @4250rpm|
|1.5L TDCi Diesel||99bhp @3750rpm||215Nm @1750-3000rpm|
The updated Figo hatchback will be offered with the new set of dragon petrol engines. The vehicle will get a new 1.2-litre petrol engine, which will be a three-cylinder motor instead of the four-cylinder offered on the current car. The other engines will be the same offered in the existing car – a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel. Transmission options will include a five-speed manual and a six-speed DCT automatic.
The current Figo carline is offered with three engines including 1.5-litre TDCi diesel, 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol and 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol unit. The diesel engine is good for 99bhp at 3,750rpm with 215Nm torque between 1,750 to 3000rpm. While the 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol mill makes 87bhp at 6300rpm with 112Nm torque at 4,000rpm. The larger capacity 1.5-litre petrol unit on the other hand puts out 110bhp at 6300rpm and 136Nm of torque at 4250rpm. The choice of transmission on the Figo line-up includes a five-speed manual and a 6-speed dual clutch unit.
|1.2L Petrol MT||18.16kmpl|
|1.5L Diesel MT||25.83kmpl|
|1.5L Petrol AT||17kmpl|
The engine line-up on the Figo facelift is likely to be carried over from the current version, which implies there will be no change to the fuel economy. It is therefore expected to return 18.16kmpl in petrol and 25.83kmpl in diesel.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||Petrol – 42-litres | Diesel – 40-litres|
It is yet not clear if the hatchback will undergo dimensional changes, however it is most likely to carry the contours from the pre-facelift version. That said, the hatchback is likely to measure 3,886mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1.525mm in height. The 2,491mm long wheelbase on the 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.
New signature grille
Black plastic cladding
New ORVMs with integrated blinkers
LED daytime running lamps
New SYNC 3 infotainment system
New dashboard design
Rain sensing wipers
Automatic headlamp on/off
Rear air-conditioning vents
Reverse parking sensors
Reverse parking camera
The Figo facelift is expected to get a major upgrade mostly on the cosmetic front, while the car will retain the same engines from the current model. As of now, there is no information on the design changes or new elements likely to be seen on the Figo facelift. Going by the spyshots, the vehicle gets redesigned front and rear bumpers with new air intakes at the front. It will get new projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps. The hatchback gets black plastic cladding on the wheel arches, newly designed twin-spoke black alloy wheels, etc.
The majority of the changes will be seen inside the cabin. It will get a new touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Furthermore, the vehicle will get updated centre console and a range of new features. As for the current model, it is identical to its sedan twin Aspire, save for the additional boot that comes with the latter. Traces of similarities are also seen on the inside as it gets same styling bits and features including the SYNC multimedia infotainment system.
In its segment, the For Figo facelift will take on the likes of Maruti Swift, that will be launched in a new avatar early next year and Hyundai Grand i10.
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