In India, the new Ford Figo Cross will take on the Toyota Etios Cross and the Hyundai i20 Active.
Ford recently gave first mid-life facelift to the EcoSport, and now the American carmaker is planning to update its other existing products. While the Ford Figo hatchback and Aspire compact sedan will receive update next year, the company will also introduce a crossover version of the Figo hatch. Called the Ford Figo Cross, this new model will be pitted against the Toyota Etios Cross and Hyundai i20 Active.
The Ford Figo Cross was first previewed as Ford Ka-Trail at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in 2016. In fact, the company has begun testing the vehicle on Indian roads. The spy pictures reveal crossover features body armour running across the lower lip of front to the rear.
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 and details 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
The American automaker had launched the Figo Cross in the Brazilian market earlier this year. Ford is yet to confirm whether the crossover will be launched in India or not. Though, the recent sighting suggests that the crossover might make its way to the Indian market. The carmaker might showcase the vehicle at the Auto Expo in February, 2018. And the launch could happen in the second half of 2018. Watch Vide0 – 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 be slightly more expensive than its hatchback sibling. The all-new Ford Figo Cross price in India might start from Rs 5.5 lakh for the base model, and go up to Rs 8.5 lakh for the range-topping variant. Read – Ford Endeavour Facelift Is Coming Next Year
|Engine||1.5L three-cylinder TiVCT||1.5L TDCi|
|Transmission||5-speed MT||6-speed DCT|
The Brazilian-spec model uses a 1.5-litre Sigma four-cylinder petrol engine that’s good enough for 110bhp of power and 146Nm of torque. Feeding power to the front wheels is a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the India-spec version could be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Rumour has it that Figo Cross might share its engine with the new EcoSport – i.e. 1.5-litre, three-cylinder TiVCT petrol and 1.5-litre TDI diesel. While the former makes 121.3bhp with 150Nm, the latter one pushes out 99bhp with 215Nm. Transmission choice might include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT automatic. Read About – New Ford Aspire Facelift
As mentioned above, the hatchback’s 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 TiVCT petrol and 1.5L TDI diesel engines deliver a claimed mileage of 17kmpl and 23kmpl respectively. Read – Ford Kuga Compact SUV Might Come To India
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.