Expected Launch Date : 23 Sep
Estimated Price : 5.00 lakh
Ford will be launching two new important cars this year, the Figo hatchback being one of them. The new Ford Figo hatchback will go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and the Tata Bolt amongst others. Expect the car to be priced between Rs 4.5-6.5 lakhs so as to take on the more established marques in the segment.
The Figo hatchback will obviously look very similar to the Ford Figo Aspire and will be heavily influenced by the Fiesta sedan. With its large ‘Aston Martin’ inspired grille festooned in chrome in typical Ford design language. The large headlamps are not as well detailed as we would have like them to be but aren’t bad looking either. The simple yet elegant design continues around the back with the flat yet layered tailgate and bumper combination. That said, we would have liked a bit more character in the rear end of the Figo especially based around the design of the tail lamps.
The Fiesta and Ecosport inspired design continues along the interior too. The Ford Figo hatchback gets the same dashboard layout as the other Ford products we get in India today. With its prominent V design, the Figo’s dashboard houses an infotainment screen and an array of buttons with phone and media controls. The Ford Figo hatchback also gets a set of audio and telephone controls on the steering wheel just like on the Ecosport.
When it comes to engines, the Ford Figo hatchback will get two engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine will make 70PS of peak power and 102Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine on the other hand will be the big seller and will make 90PS of peak power and 204Nm of peak torque. Both engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox although there is no news of an automatic gearbox being offered yet.
When launched, expect the Ford Figo to be priced extremely competitively between Rs 4.5-6.5 lakhs and go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, the Nissan Micra, the Tata Bolt and the Honda Brio amongst others like the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Volkswagen Polo.