2015 Ford Figo
Ford has made lot of progress in the Indian market since they launched the Ecosport in the year 2013, the compact SUV became so popular amongst the crowd that it even had a waiting period of 6 months.
But India’s most popular and the most competitive segment got to be its hatchback segment and every other manufacturer has atleast one or two product in this segment to compete with the rest. Maruti Suzuki dominated the segment with their affordable and feature pact products but in the recent years many other manufacturers like Hyundai, Chevrolet and Datsun too has taken a fair share of the game. The American Auto manufacturer Ford who launched their Figo hatch based on their European Fiesta platform way back in the year 2010 became the most popular car of that respective year and won many prestigious awards including the Indian car of the year 2010. Ford has particularly designed this car keeping in mind the requirements of Indian consumer’s but as time went by and stiff competition in the Indian hatchback segment forced Ford to go back to their drawing boards and launch a facelift version of Figo in the year 2012.
The facelift Figo came with a large hexagonal front grille and redesigned head and tail lamps. 2013 November Ford unveiled a global small car concept and christened it as KA in Brazil. The KA concept came with a sleeker and bold designed front. This particular concept was also showcased at the 2014; auto expo in Delhi and received positive response from the people.
Nothing much has actually changed in the new Figo hatchback and this production variant of the hatch looks similar to the KA concept.
Ford launched the Figo hatchback in India after they introduced the Figo Aspire compact sedan which actually uses the same platform and even the engines. Ford has launched the Figo hatch with an option of 2 petrol and single diesel engine. The more powerful petrol engine even gets an automatic transmission as well which is really good news. The fuel efficiency figures of these engines are quite satisfactory as well which actually also is a concern for many owners.
The Figo hatch surely looks way better than its predecessor and surely also packs many interesting features as well.
Update23.09.15 Ford launched the new generation Figo hatchback in India today and we have updated new images and details in this review
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