Wonder what’s coming your way after Bolt? Ford’s all-new next-generation Figo! Like last year, India’s largest selling B2 hatchback segment will see a lot of hullabaloo and with Ford intensifying its presence, things look a lot more heated up.
Based on the Figo Concept sedan which Ford showcased last year, Next-Gen Figo hatchback has already been launched in Brazil and next it looks to conquer our terrains.
Snapped yet again in India, this time by Cartoq.com, a white colored minimally camouflaged unit is seen here in 360 degree shots, which are the closest yet! We can not ascertain what variant could this be. At one end, it is carrying features like rear-wiper, fog lamps, body colored bumpers and ORVM integrated side blinkers which are generally not offered on lower trims and at the other, we see the presence of non-body colored door handles and absence of chrome upfront which are generally associated with entry models.
The new Figo looks a lot more streamlined and upto the times than the current Figo. In terms of engines, it is expected that the 1.4L diesel motor will give way to the relatively newer 1.5L TDCi diesel engine. The current fuel guzzler 1.2L petrol engine is definitely getting the dump and the new Figo should get a derivative of the 1.0L EcoBoost petrol motor. Speculations point at the possibility of Ford plonking a non-turbocharged version of the same engine.
We also urge Ford to consider the turbocharged version of the same engine which churns out 125hp and 170Nm at least on some higher sporty variant, which will make it a real hoot to drive.
With these frequent sightings and the fact that Ford sold a meager 151 units of the current Figo (a hint that the production was halted or stopped), it can be expected that new Figo’s launch may just be a few months away.