Apart from Ford Figo compact sedan Ford is also working on new Figo hatchback (known as Ford Ka in Brazil) which has been spied testing on Indian roads in Pune, Maharashtra for the first time that means we can expect new Figo to arrive in India by early next year. New Ford Figo hatchback production version was recently unveiled at Sao Paulo Motor Show 2014.
Testing Mule was covered with camouflaged but one can see the rear side of it with new curved tail gate and redesigned tail lights which gives reflection of Hyundai Grand i10. New Ford Figo and Ford Figo based compact sedan will be manufactured in India and expected to roll out from the Ford’s new plant in Sanand in Gujarat.
New Ford Figo hatchback will based on the Fiesta’s B2E platform as we have seen in EcoSport and recently launched Fiesta facelift. Under the hood, new Figo will based on 1.2L petrol and 1.5L DV5 turbo- diesel engines, Ford might surprise all of us by introducing with new 80bhp, 999cc petrol engine 1.0L Unit based on Eco boost engine but devoid of turbocharger. Ford might replace 1.2L unit with the 1.0L EcoBoost one.
New Figo carried over its design cues which was shown in Auto Expo 2014 and hence will feature some cosmetic and interior changes like Aston Martin grille which we have already seen in Eco Sport and New Fiesta.
Apart from the new Figo hatchback Ford India will also roll out Figo based compact sedan which is in the market known as Ford Ka+. New Figo will be around the price tag of 3.5-5.5 lakh and it will take on Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Upcoming Tata Bolt while compact sedan will lock its horns with Hyundai Xcent, Swift Dzire, Tata Zest and Honda Amaze.