Next-gen Ford Figo to be Launched in India in March 2019

by Mohammed Burman | 05/10/2018
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The much-awaited next-gen Ford Figo, recently-launched Ford Aspire’s sibling, will be launched by March 2019.

It has been confirmed by Ford officials that the new-gen Figo, the facelifted Ford Aspire’s sibling, will be launched at the end of the first quarter next year. The new Ford Figo, actually, was released into the European and Brazilian auto market over 6 months ago under the name: the Ka+.

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1. Refreshed exterior

The 2019 Ford Figo will borrow some exterior elements from its sibling Ford Aspire such as bigger headlamps, an outstanding chrome honeycomb grille, updated bumpers at the front and the rear as well as wider alloy wheels which measure up to 15 inches.

2019 Ford Figo facelift orange colour side profile

The 2019 Ford Figo facelift is likely to get some minor tweaks borrowed from the 2018 Ford Aspire

2. New interior

The cabin will continue to be spacious enough to provide the passengers with a comfortable driving experience.

The Ford Figo facelift is expected to sport a similar kit of interior features to that of 2018 Ford Aspire, including

  • A reverse camera

  • A 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay, Sync 3 and Android Auto

Some other interior advanced technologies such as multi-function driving wheel, climate control, autocruise, AMT headlamps and wipers which can sense the rain are also provided to bring a premium look from the inside to the hatchback and a pleasant travel experience to customers.

The all-new Ford Figo will leave its passengers with no worry about safety since it is likely to be equipped with a nearly full kit of safety features consisting of

  • Front twin airbags

  • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce limitation

  • Parking sensors at the rear

  • ISOFIX children seat mounts

2019 Ford Figo interior dashboard and seat

The interior kit of the 2019 Ford Figo will borrow some features from the 2018 Aspire

The top Titanium variant is likely to be packed with six airbags

On the other hand, some more extra driving-aid features are also be added to the AMT variant such as

  • Traction control system

  • Hill launch assist

  • Dynamic stability control

3. Updated engine and performance

The new Ford Figo could be powered by the same engines as the new Aspire – one diesel engine and two petrol motors. The diesel motor will be a 1.5- litre and 4-cylinder unit, borrowed from the outgoing model. The 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre motors are three-cylinder ones and will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission sourced from Getrag which can also be found in the Freestyle and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission introduced with the EcoSport, respectively.

2019 Ford Figo black colour running

The 2019 Ford Figo will be powered by both petrol and diesel engine

4. More reasonable price

Once launched, the 2019 Ford Figo is expected to have a little lower price than the current price of the Ford Aspire, in the range of Rs 4.75-7.50 lakh, relying on the powertrain and the variants. It can directly compete against the Maruti Suzuki Swift, the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Ignis.

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