After the introduction of the refreshed Endeavour, Ford is readying to launch the Figo facelift. Attributable to launch in March, the brand new Ford Figo will sport a number of mechanical and beauty upgrades over the present mannequin.
On the surface, the Figo facelift will get new entrance and rear bumpers, tweaked headlights, a brand new design for the alloy wheels and a honeycomb entrance grille, just like the one seen on the Freestyle cross-hatch and refreshed Aspire compact sedan. The cabin too, might be just like the brand new Aspire’s. The brand new Figo is anticipated to get Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system with a floating touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. As well as, the Figo facelift is more likely to get new upholstery for the inside, an automated local weather management system and steering-mounted controls.
When it comes to security equipment, the refreshed Figo is anticipated to get twin airbags, ABS with EBD, brake help and hill-start help. Additionally, to adjust to the security norms that come into impact on July 1, 2019, Ford will equip the brand new Figo with a velocity alert system, seat belt reminders and rear parking sensors all through the vary.
The brand new Figo will share its powertrains with the Aspire. There’s a brand new 1.2-litre petrol engine from Ford’s Dragon collection of engines that places out 96hp and 120Nm of torque and the tried-and-tested 100hp/215Nm, 1.5-litre diesel mill. Each these engines might be mated to a 5-speed handbook gearbox. Moreover, a brand new 123hp/150Nm 1.5-litre petrol engine can be anticipated to be on provide and can come coupled with a 6-speed torque converter automated gearbox solely.
As seen with the Aspire and Endeavour facelifts, Ford may worth the brand new Figo a number of thousand rupees below the present automotive. Ford’s entry-level providing in India, the Figo, has been on sale since 2015 with out getting any important updates, which has led to its gross sales figures dropping over time. With the facelift, Ford hopes to rectify this situation and assist the Figo compete higher with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai Grand i10.