A CNG variant of the Ford Figo hatchback was spied caught testing recently. This test mule is based on the facelifted Figo which will arrive here in October 2018. The company is now working on a CNG variant of the Figo, indicating that it’s launch may take place next-year.
This test mule is seen having a CNG sticker on the windshield and a dual-tone rear bumper. We can expect the car to come with various cosmetic changes which include a revised front bumper, C-shaped chrome fog lamps, reworked air dams, new front grille and so on. On the rear, we could see a new bumper as well as new tail lamps.
Interiors include a new dashboard with a touchscreen infotainment system having Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution, engine immobilizer etc. Additional features may include automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers and cruise control to name a few.
As far as the engine is concerned, the CNG variant of the Figo will arrive with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine will be the 1.2-litre Dragon one, giving 95 BHP of power and 120 Nm of torque. As far as the diesel engine is concerned, it will be a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged TDCi motor giving 98.6 BHP of power and 215 Nm of torque.
Ford is expected to launch the Figo facelift in October 2018, after they bring the facelifted Aspire here. The Figo facelift will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and the Toyota Etios Liva. Its CNG version, in all possibilities, is expected to arrive sometime next-year.
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