Ford will soon launch a Cross version of the Figo hatchback called the Figo Cross. This is Ford latest attempt to get a footing into the heavy SUV craze that is gripping India and it will be their third SUV-style vehicle in India once it is launched. Here is what we know and can expect from the vehicle.
Cross in name, Cross in design
As expected, the leaked images reveal that the Figo Cross will get minimal side skirts, heavily flared wheel arches and a different grille as compared to the standard hatchback. Also expected in the package is Cross badges both on the inside and outside.
This will be the first major update for Figo family since it was launched in 2015 and in keeping with the latest demand of the segment, this car will get upgraded interiors. The new additions (as revealed in the photos) are a touchscreen infotainment system with a smaller display as compared to the one found in the new EcoSport.
1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine
The Figo Cross will debut a 1.2-litre version of the Dragon petrol engine and it will produce a segment leading 95bhp/115Nm. This is much higher as compared to the other petrol engines offered in this part of the market. Sources suggest it will be offered with a new five-speed manual in addition to the six-speed AT.
Third in line but not the last
This is Ford’s third attempt at a SUV and it will give them a sure footing with this body style in the B-segment where the Figo hatchback is present. The Figo Cross will be followed by an SUV based on the Fiesta, which will take on the Duster, Terrano and Hyundai Creta.
The immediate rivals
Apart from the crop of B-segment hatchbacks, the Figo Cross also will also take on the Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Urban Cross and the Fiat Aventura.