The 2015 model year vehicle arrived in India a few days ago and it is expected to retain the current model’s strengths. The hatchback and sedan versions will showcase Ford’s Kinetic design language while also boasting a list of features that have been explicitly updated. The Figo is, basically, the vehicle that has turned the tides for Ford within emerging markets, most notably, India.
2015 Ford Figo Powertrain
2015 Ford Figo hatchback, that is designed expressly for the Indian market will more than likely feature a version of the three cylinder 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine that is non-turbo with additional options that include a four cylinder 1.5 liter option and a TDCI turbo diesel engine option. Insiders believe that the compact sedan within the Figo line will offer the same power train options, although this has yet to be confirmed by the American based automaker. It has been widely speculated that the TDCi option will deliver an output of 89 brake horsepower with a maximum torque of 204Nm. Regardless of the engine option, it is to be mated with a five speed manual transmission.
2015 Ford Figo Specs
Regarding safety, the vehicle features ventilated discs at the front as well as drum rear brakes; and the top variant comes with anti-lock brakes that is accompanied by electronic brake force distribution. The compact hatchback has a respectable turning radius of 4.9 meters as well as power steering as a standard.
The 2015 Ford Figo sedan (which will be sold as a sedan exclusively within Brazil) is believed to replace the Ford Classic sedan and acquire rivals that include the following: the Hyundai Xcent, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze. The hatchback version of the Indian focused vehicle find its competition via the following: the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Ritz.
Not much else is known about the 2015 Ford Figo hatchback. A few spy pics have been uncovered and there have been a variety of sightings of the vehicle on streets within India; but Ford has not released an abundance of specific information. By the time February is underway, it is speculated that the auto giant will provide consumers with information regarding the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The subcompact is very closely related to the Ford Fiesta with revisions to the front and rear treatments.
2015 Ford Figo Release Date and Price
The vehicle line that is directly bound for India by way of Ford’s plant within Samand, Gujarat and it is expected to have a price range of 5.00 to 7.50 lakh. The Ford Ka+ sedan, that will also be manufactured at this pant and will be exported to Brazil for its market.The border hopping hatchback/sedan is said to enter full production in February 2015 (and production will be handled via Ford India) and be launched into the market for sale by the close of April. The Figo, according to industry insiders, will be based upon the Ford Ka (the sedan version of the vehicle) that was recently unveiled for markets within Brazil. The latest generation of the Ford Figo was revealed early in 2014 at the India Auto Expo.
The 2015 Ford Figo is also a staple upon the markets of the following countries: the Middle East, South Africa, and Mexico.