– Ford Figo Cross crossover will have its global debut on January 31, 2018.
– Ford’s new crossover will take on the Toyota Etios Cross and the Hyundai i20 Active.
– Ford’s new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine might debut on the crossover.
– The new 1.2L Dragon engine will be more powerful than Honda’s 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine.
As we all know, Ford won’t be a part of the Asia’s largest Delhi Auto Expo that will kick start on 7th February, 2018 in Greater Noida. Prior to the biennial event, though, the company will showcase an all-new compact utility vehicle on January 31, 2018. The carmaker hasn’t yet revealed the name and details of the product. We believe it could be the crossover version of the Figo hatchback – the Ford Figo Cross. Just to jog your memory, the crossover was first previewed as Ford Ka-Trail at the Sao Paulo Auto in 2016. In India, the Figo based crossover will go up against the Toyota Etios Cross and the Hyundai i20 Active.
Interestingly, the Ford Figo Cross could also mark the debut of the new 1.2-litre petrol engine from the ‘Dragon’ family. The same powertrain will also be used in the 2018 model year of Figo hatchback and Aspire sedan. Media reports suggest that the Figo crossover version could be named ‘Ford Figo Active’ or ‘Ford Figo Freestyle’. Though, the carmaker is still tight-lipped about name of the vehicle. Read: New Ford EcoSport – All You Need To Know
– Body armour on bumpers, roof rails and around the wheel arches
– 6-spoke dark alloy wheels
– Floating touchscreen AVN with SYNC 3 (expected)
– Rear parking sensors
– Reverse parking camera
– New fabric plus leather upholstery
Ford India has confirmed that it will unveil a new compact utility vehicle on January 31, 2018. Though the name of the model is yet to be revealed, it is expected to be the Ford Figo Cross. The launch of the vehicle might happen in February, 2018. We will update you the official launch date and details once the carmaker announces it. Watch Video – Tata Nexon vs New Ford EcoSport Comparison
|Minimum||Rs 5.5 Lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 8.5 Lakh|
With additional body armour and a pack of new features, the crossover will surely be a bit more expensive than its hatchback sibling. The all-new Ford Figo Cross price in India is estimated to start from Rs 5.5 lakh for the base variant, and go all the way up to Rs 8.5 lakh for the high-spec model. Read – Ford Endeavour Facelift Is Coming Next Year
|Engine||1.2L three-cylinder||1.5L TDCi|
|Transmission||New 5-speed MT||6-speed DCT|
Engine details of the crossover are still under the wraps. If reports are to be believed, the Figo Cross might use Ford’s all-new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, twin-cam petrol engine. This Dragon family all-aluminium motor has cubic capacity of 1,194cc – thanks to its smaller pistons. While the EcoSport’s 1.5-litre diesel engine has a balancer shaft, the 1.2L petrol unit is devoid of it. This helps the latter one to smoothen the engine’s vibrations.
In terms of power and torque, Ford’s new 1.2L Dragon engine will deliver best-in-class figures. In fact, it’s more powerful than Honda’s 1.2L i-VTEC petrol and Maruti’s 1.2L K-Series petrol engine that produce a maximum power of 90bhp and 83bhp respectively. Ford’s Dragon motor can develop power worth 95bhp, while making 115Nm of torque. The Figo Cross will also come with the EcoSport’s 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine that’s good enough for 99bhp and 215Nm of torque.
Interestingly, Ford will also introduce a new Getrag sourced 5-speed manual gearbox as a replacement to the old IB5 unit. This new transmission will be lighter, more precise and responsive than the current one. The crossover will also get a 6-speed DCT automatic gearbox. Rumour also has it that the company might offer an AMT version of the new gearbox unit at a later stage.
This crossover is already on sale in the Brazilian market with a 1.5-litre Sigma four-cylinder petrol engine. This motor delivers a top power of 110bhp against 146Nm of torque. Feeding power to the front wheels is a 5-speed manual gearbox. Read About – New Ford Aspire Facelift
As mentioned above, the hatchback’s diesel crossover version could share its powertrain setup with the new EcoSport. If this happens, the Figo Cross will be as fuel efficient as the compact SUV. On the EcoSport, the 1.5L TDI diesel engine returns a claimed fuel economy of 23kmpl. The new 1.2L, 3-cylinder unit is expected to be high on mileage. Read – Ford Kuga Compact SUV Might Come To India
The Ford Figo Cross was spotted testing multiple times across the nation. The spy pictures reveal that the production-ready version of the crossover features body armour running across the lower lip of front to the rear. Most of the design and styling elements of the Figo Cross will be carried over from the Figo facelift. Though, it will get some cosmetic updates giving it crossover-ish look. The car will feature body armour running from the lower lip of the front bumper to the rear bumper and roof rails. You will also notice body armour around the wheel arches. The crossover runs on 6-spoke dark alloy wheels.
Interior of the Figo Cross will look familiar as it will share design and features with the Figo hatchback. Similar to the hatch’s upcoming facelift, the crossover might get a floating touchscreen AVN with SYNC 3. It’s the same unit that has been offered on the new EcoSport. Features such as rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera and new fabric plus leather upholstery for seats with contrasting stitching in orange and green might also be offered on the car.