News has come that Ford India have reportedly discontinued the Figo from their line-up here. This comes after slightly low sales numbers recorded by the hatchback in recent times. The new facelifted version of the Figo is around the corner as well, which will be launching here soon.
Ford did unveil the facelifted Ka, sold as the Figo in India, globally in June 2018. The facelifted Figo was spotted undergoing testing numerous times in India since then. But now it seems the model will see the light at the end of the tunnel.
It will come with features like a floating touchscreen infotainment system, engine start stop button, reverse parking sensors and so on. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cruise control, emergency braking light system and traction control. These are offered on the Ka in global markets and are also likely to be seen on the Figo as well.
Engine-wise, the new Figo will be powered by a new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, Dragon series petrol engine seen on the Freestyle. This engine offers 95 BHP of power and 120 Nm of torque. Ford will also include the 1.5-litre diesel motor, making 99 BHP of power and 215 Nm of torque.
Both come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Ford will also be bringing a performance-oriented ‘S’ version of the Figo to India. This may excite many customers and add another fun-to-drive car on Ford’s line-up here.
Prices are likely to begin from Rs.5 lakh and go all the way to Rs.9 lakh for the top trims. The facelifted Figo will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100. Ford will hope for a change in fortunes with the new Figo, which in our opinion will meet sales success here.
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Also see: New Ford Figo (facelift) scheduled for Indian launch by March-2019