With festive season hitting the shores, the car manufacturers are trying to pursue customers with various new launches. Latest news is coming from the American automobile maker, Ford which is all set to unleash Next Gen Ford Figo hatchback on 23rd September 2015. Ford’s recent launched sub 4m vehicle Figo Aspire has already become second bestselling car in its segment in first month of its launch.
Now, the hatchback will follow the foot prints of compact sedan to take full benefit of the festive season. The hatchback is expected to be competitively priced between Rs. 4.5-6.5 lakh as it will be manufactured at company’s Sanand plant in Gujarat which would help it to achieve optimum local content to in a bid to get affordable price. The competition would come from Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai grand i10 and Tata bolt.
In terms of design, it is a chopped version of Figo Aspire sedan with almost no visual differentiation at all. Based on similar platform as its sedan sibling, it will sport the similar deign and silhouette to Figo Aspire. Almost every feature is carry forward to the new hatchback from sweptback headlamps to Aston martin grille and simple tail lights.
The hatchback will come with all black interiors having piano black finish and silver accents as compared to beige interiors of Aspire. Expect hatchback to come with SYNC 2.0 4.2 inch infotainment system with Applink, automatic climate control, 14” alloy wheels, electrically adjustable ORVMs, multi function steering wheel etc.
For safety, the new Figo will get dual front airbags, ABS, EBD; reverse parking sensors, brake assist, stability control, hill start assist and traction control. There is no official wording on its engines yet but we are expecting it to be powered by same set of power trains as the Aspire’s.
A 1.2l Ti-VCT will do the duty in the hatchback which is good for 89bhp power and 112Nm of torque along with a 1.5l TDCi diesel motor that churns out 99bhp power and 215Nm of torque, mated to a five speed manual gearbox as standard.
The previous model was runway success for the carmaker due to its peppy diesel engine, comfort and features and with the new design and features we are expecting the new Gen model to even outdone the performance of its predecessor.
|Comparison of Ford Figo 2014|
|Comparison of Ford Figo 2014 variants|