Based on the Figo hatchback, the new Ford Figo Cross will rival against the new Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura & Volkswagen Cross Polo
Ford, the American automaker has introduced an all-new Ford Ka-Trail Pseudo crossover at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. We had informed you that Ford is working on the updated version of the Figo hatchback, which will be launched in 2018. Interestingly, the company has also started testing the Ford Figo Cross in India. The recent spotting suggests that the hatchback could also make its way to the Indian market.
Speculations were on rife that Ford is working on a tougher Figo, which could be named Figo Cross. In fact, several renderings of the crossover were released to speculate the possible design. Going by the pictures, it is visible that the Figo Cross features a prominent black cladding across its length. Adding to it, the pseudo crossover also gets stylish black-painted alloy wheels. This model will also get the new Dragon petrol engines and a new touchscreen infotainment system. The model will directly rival the likes of Hyundai i20 Active and the Toyota Etios Cross. Here is all you need to know about the new Ford Ka Trail also known as Ford Figo Cross –
The American automaker had launched the Figo Cross in the Brazilian markets in the early 2017. Ford is yet to make any comment on whether the cross will be launched in India or not. But, the recent sighting suggests that the crossover could eventually make its way to our market. We believe that the new car could be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018, while launch could take place in the Q2, 2018. Read More – New Ford Endeavour Price, Features, Specs & Other Details
|Minimum||Rs 5.5 Lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 8.5 Lakh|
The regular Figo hatch is priced in the range of Rs 4.8 lakh to Rs 7.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Cross version will be slightly expensive than the hatchback sibling. We expect the new Figo Cross would cost around Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 8.5 lakh.
|Engine||1.5-litre Dragon||1.5-litre TDCi|
|Transmission||5-speed MT||6-speed DCT|
The Brazilian-spec model is powered by a 1.5-litre Sigma four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 110bhp of power and 146Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The India-spec model will come in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The Figo Cross is likely to get Ford’s new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder Dragon series petrol engine that will also power the upcoming Ford EcoSport facelift. This engine is expected to produce around 110-120bhp of power. The diesel version will get a 1.5-litre TDCi unit that is capable of producing 99bhp of power and 215Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT automatic gearbox. Read More – Ford Figo 1000km test drive review
The new model will come in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol version is likely to return around 20kmpl, the oil burner could return about 24kmpl.
The Ka Trail looks like a jagged-up Figo/Ka hatchback. It comes equipped with usual crossover elements to give rugged appeal. The cross comes with higher ground clearance, black plastic cladding around the wheel arches and bumpers, faux silver skid plates, ‘Trail’ decal across the side profile, blackened ORVM caps, door handles and roof rails. The flared wheel arches have been fitted to 15-inch gun metal alloy rims shod with dual-purpose tires.
Inside the cabin, the Figo Trail gets fabric plus leather upholstery for seats with contrasting stitching in orange and green. Adding to it, the cross also gets sporty pedals and door sill plates with a ‘Trail’ badge.
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