Ford has just unveiled the Figo compact sedan, calling it the Figo Concept, which will go on sale next year and is similar to the Ka in appearance. The car has been designed by the same team which developed the EcoSport. The Ford Figo Concept is Ford’s vision for an all new global compact car which measures under 4-metres in length and will thus get excise duty benefits. The vehicle will feature advanced technologies and is aimed at emerging markets like India. Ford will manufacture the Figo Sedan in India, exporting it the world over. The vehicle’s interiors haven’t been revealed and the test car featured a dummy dashboard.
Ford hasn’t revealed any details about the Figo Concept. The vehicle was only showcased and definitely looks striking with the Aston Martin inspired front. In concept guise, the Figo sedan is undoubtedly the most attractive sub 4-metre sedan but when it goes into production, expect the styling to be a bit trimmed down. The Figo sedan will get a new name and will replace the Classic. The hatchback version of the Figo Concept (Ka globally) will also be launched in India in the near future. The Figo sedan will compete with the Tata Zest, Maruti DZire, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Grand i10 sedan.
[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaOwMqh50w0 540 375]
Powering the Ford Figo sedan will be the 1.5-litre diesel engine which powers the Fiesta, this motor outputs 91 BHP of power. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will perform petrol duties on the Figo sedan, but the state of tune is unknown as the turbocharged mill can be tuned in various ways for better efficiency or power. The compact sedan space is heating up, Ford definitely has a promising car in the Figo sedan and on looks alone, the company should find a lot of buyers. Expect Ford to offer all the features on the Figo sedan what it does on the EcoSport. With an aggressive price, we can expect the Figo sedan to be as big a success as the EcoSport.