Based on the Figo hatchback, the new Ford Figo Cross (Figo Trail) will rival against the new Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura & Volkswagen Cross Polo
It was speculated that Ford will unveil the new Ford EcoSport 2017 at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show, but that didn’t happen. Instead, the American automaker introduced an all-new Ford Ka-Trail pseudo crossover at the event. So, why are we talking about this Brazilian model here? Well, the Ka-Trail is nothing but the Ford Figo Cross which could also make its way to the Indian car 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. Here is all you need to know about the new Ford Ka Trail also known as Ford Figo Cross –
The American automaker will launch the Figo Cross in the Brazilian markets by the early next year. Ford is yet to make any comment on whether the cross will be launched in India or not. But, we expect the Figo Cross might come to India towards the end of 2017. Read More – New Ford Endeavour Price, Features, Specs & Other Details
The regular Figo hatch is priced in the range of Rs 4.54 lakh to Rs 7.27 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 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.
The Brazilian-spec model is likely to be powered by a 1.5-litre Sigma four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 110bhp of power and 146Nm of peak 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 a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines from the new Figo hatchback. The base model is expected to get a 1.2-litre petrol engine that also powers the Figo twins. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT. Read More – Ford Figo 1000km test drive review
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.