After the Aspire and the Endeavour, it’s time for the Ford Figo hatchback to receive a much needed facelift. The current Figo has been around for almost four years now and has been soldiering on without an update ever since. So as the Figo facelift is just around the corner, here is everything we think you should know about the Blue Oval hatchback –
1. Exterior Design –
The updated Figo will carry a design update that's similar to the Ka and Ka+ hatchback sold in Brazilian and European market. We now know that, the updated Figo gets a new honeycomb mesh grille with redesigned front and rear bumpers. The fog-lamp design is cued directly from the Freestyle. At the rear, there are additional black inserts on the redesigned bumpers. Apart from that, we also expect freshly designed alloy wheels to be part of the update. There will be new exterior paint as well as dual tone options with the new Figo.
2. Interior and Features–
Compared to subtle updates on the exterior, the interior of the new Figo carries significant changes. The most prominent of which will be the new 6.5-inch floating touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system. The same system debuted in the EcoSport and Freestyle and is also seen on the Aspire and Endeavour. The rest of the cabin sports a single tone finish, in contrast to the Freestyle’s dual tone layout along with added features. The feature list will include keyless entry, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, seat-belt and speed-alert warning apart from adjustable rear headrests and segment-best six airbags.
3. Powertrain –
The new petrol engines from the Dragon family will make its way under the hood of the refreshed Figo. The same 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which powers the Freestyle and the updated Aspire facelift will make 96bhp in the Figo. Meanwhile, the oil burner will be the same 1.5-litre TDCi as the outgoing model. Both engines will come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. Meanwhile, the automatic transmission will be a torque converter from the EcoSport and will be available only with the top-spec variant, mated to the bigger 123bhp 1.5-litre motor. What’s more, a CNG variant of the Figo is under consideration for the very first time. There has been no official word from Ford on the Figo CNG variant yet but a test mule was already spotted testing a few months back and Ford already offers a CNG option with the Aspire. The CNG option might not be available at the launch but will be added at a later date. And the power output figure in the CNG variant is likely to be slightly lower.
When it is launched, the prices of the updated Figo are expected to be a tad higher than the model it replaces. It will continue to go up against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and Fiat Punto Evo.