New GEN Ford Figo hatchback and Ford Figo compact sedan has been spotted testing of the roads of Udaipur with minimum camouflage. Ford Showcased new Figo sedan at the 2014 auto expo and Ford Figo hatchback is also based on same platform.
Ford Figo will launch both the cars in few months from now and will be manufactured in company’s new manufacturing plant in Gujarat. Both these cars are already on sale in Brazil as KA and KA+ but we are not sure that Ford will name compact sedan Figo+ or not.
Ford Figo based compact sedan likely to be launched in July 2015 and will replace Ford fiesta Classic the old model, while Ford Figo Hatchback will launch in September 2015 and will replace the current model.
Spied cars has most of the components of the concept car showed in 2014 auto expo like swept back headlamps, hexagonal front grille like Aston martin, side profile looks same as Ford EcoSport and rear profile of hatchback gets a new modern tail lights replacing Christmas tree shaped tail lamps while sedan has a small boot so expect it to be less than 4 metres in length.
On the inside, Figo duos will get new dashboard which is based on Fiesta while central console is almost identical with some segment features like Ford’s SYNC voice command system, Applink ( Smartphone App integration), emergency assistance etc.
Coming to the power trains which are not confirmed yet but word around suggests that both Figo twins expected to get all new 4 cylinder 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines and newly developed 1.0L petrol engine producing 80-85bhp power and 105Nm torque could also feature in both these cars.
Ford Figo hatchback will take on Hyundai i20, Tata Bolt, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Fiat Punto EVO and upcoming Honda Jazz. Ford Figo compact sedan will compete with Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Tata Zest.
Ford Figo compact sedan might come between the expected price of 4.5-7 lakh while Ford Figo hatchback likely to feature in same price range with minimal alteration. Apart from these launches Ford will launch new Endeavour by the end of this year and Ford Eco Sport facelift next year.
|Comparison of Ford Figo|
|Comparison of Ford Figo variants|