After the Aspire and the Endeavour, the Ford Figo has now received a mid-life update. This is the first major update for the Figo after being on sale for four years. The Blue Oval hatchback now gets subtle cosmetic changes, new petrol engine options, added features and rejigged trim levels with the update. Here are five highlights from the new 2019 Ford Figo which we think you should know about:
Rejigged trim levels:
With the update, Ford has discontinued the Trend trim and added a new top-spec Titanium BLU trim. The Figo facelift is now available in seven variants across three trim levels – Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium BLU.
This includes 1.2-litre Ambiente MT, 1.2-litre Titanium MT, 1.2-litre Titanium BLU MT, and 1.5-litre Titanium AT for petrol and 1.5-litre Ambiente, 1.5-litre Titanium, and 1.5-litre Titanium BLU for diesel.
Subtle Cosmetic changes:
The Figo now gets a mesh grill upfront which is similar to the one seen on the Aspire. In the lower-spec variant, the grille is finished in chrome, but the top-spec Titanium BLU gets an all-black mesh finish. The front bumper has been revised with an extended fog-lamp bezel, which again has a chrome finish while the top-spec BLU trim gets blue highlights on the bezel. There are decals on the side and on the tailgate.
The rear bumper gets a stylish black insert. The top-spec gets a blacked-out roof and larger 15-inch multi-spoke wheels (14-inch alloys on Titanium and steel wheels on Ambiente). However, the Figo still misses out on LEDs and projector units along with day-time-running lights with the update.
New petrol engines:
The new petrol engines from the Dragon family have finally made their way to under the hood of the refreshed Figo. This is the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 96bhp which also does duty in the Aspire and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. The automatic transmission, on the other hand, is a torque converter from the EcoSport and is available only with the top-spec variant, mated to the bigger 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol motor. Meanwhile, the oil burner remains the same – the 99bhp 1.5-litre TDCi.
Interior and Features:
The most comprehensive update in the Figo’s cabin comes in the form of a floating seven-inch touchscreen system. But this infotainment system misses out on the Ford’s SYNC3 interface, which is a bummer. The all-black cabin remains more or less unchanged apart from the BLU treatment in the top-spec which includes blue highlights and fabric upholstery with contrast blue stitching. The new features list now has dual-airbag and ABS as standard along with rear parking sensors. The top- spec Titanium BLU trims come with rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps, automatic AC, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and six airbags.
Ford was recently spotted testing a CNG variant of the updated Figo. Although it has been given a miss on the launch, we are sure that a CNG option with the hatchback will come at a later date – in the same fashion as the Aspire CNG which was launched a few months after the facelift. The Figo will receive the same CNG unit as the Aspire with an identical kit.