We reported earlier that Ford will introduce the new generation Figo hatchback and compact sedan in the Indian car market next year. The new generation Figo hatchback aka Ka has been spotted during its test rounds in Brazil. The vehicle is soon going to make its debut in Brazilian market, while the India launch is expected to happen by 2015-16. At the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, Ford India unveiled the Figo based sedan and is likely to go into production by the end of this year.
The Figo/ka based sedan spotted during its test rounds looks larger than the 4-metre; however, the Indian model will be a sub-4 metre sedan. The same case was with Ecosport as well; the Brazilian spec model is longer than 4-metre while the Indian spec model comes under the sub-4 metre length. This spotted vehicle gives us the design idea of the production Figo sedan model.
The Figo sedan concept model unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show looks closer to its production, although, the company might ditch some features and equipment levels to achieve aggressive pricing. The compact sedan looks aggressive and sports aerodynamic creases running all around. The front fascia of the sedan features trapezoidal grille (Aston-Martin like grille) which is also visible on Fiesta facelift, swept back large headlamps, large bumper with wide air dam and a pair of fog lamps. The vehicle gets electric ORVMs with turn indicators, large doors with a huge glass area, Boomerang shaped rear-taillight design and bootlid spoiler.
Under the hood, the Figo sedan is likely to get the renowned 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that produces 123bhp and 170Nm of top torque. For the Indian market, we expect it to feature the naturally aspirated 1.2L petrol engine producing 170bhp and a 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel engine. The company might also introduce the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel variants of the sedan. While the diesel version will be coupled to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox, the petrol variant will be mated to five-speed manual or CVT gearbox.
When it comes to India, the Figo sedan will compete against the likes of Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire , Hyundai Xcent and soon to be launched Tata Zest.
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