Ford India does not want to lose the momentum it has built with the successful launch of the Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan and has officially announced the oncoming of the hatchback variant of the car which will go by the name “Figo”. The American manufacturer has just sent us an invite for the upcoming launch press conference which will be held on Wednesday September 23, 2015.
Yes the next generation of the Figo hatchback is finally coming to India later this month. The present generation of the car is the one which started it all for Ford India. Before the launch of the EcoSport, the present Figo not only started the brand’s revival in the Indian market but also earned Ford a name for its strong build quality and VFMness.
The engine options are expected to be the same as that of the Aspire which include:
- 1.2 litre Ti-VCT petrol found on the present Figo. This motor is expected to carry over the tuning developments from the Figo Aspire which helps it produce 88 PS of power and 112 Nm of torque. We expect an increase in fuel efficiency due to its reduced weight.
- 1.5 litre TDCI diesel mill which in the Figo Aspire produces 100 PS of maximum power and 215 Nm of peak torque. However considering the industry average we would not be surprised if it gets a bit of detuning considering its lesser placement!
We are not sure at the moment if Ford will offer the car with the more powerful 1.5 litre Ti-VCT petrol from the Aspire but considering that it gets an automatic gearbox, chances are high. Aspire was launched at interesting price points and standard safety features and we expect the same for the Figo hatchback.