Ford will facelift both the Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire compact sedan next year. The facelifted cars are expected to be launched in Brazil first, after which they will come to India. Brazilian website QuatroRodas is carrying renders of the facelifted cars. The renders indicate that both cars will get styling changes that give them fresh looks.
More features are expected to be added to make them more appealing to buyers. The styling changes will be inspired by the Ford Mondeo sedan, which is also called the Fusion in certain markets. The headlamps of the cars will be narrower and sharper, with a prominent kink.
We’ve seen the Ford Fiesta (Classic) sedan get such changes when it was facelifted in India a few years ago. The grille will get sharper edges and minor changes. The front bumper will also be reshaped. These changes will carry over to both the hatchback and compact sedan.
At the rear, the hatchback is expected to get a new bumper and tail lamps. The compact sedan will get new tail lamps and also a reprofiled boot lid. The bumper will also get reshaped. The cars are expected to use the non-turbocharged version of the 1.2 liter Dragon Ti-VCT petrol engine. The diesel engine, which is the 1.5 liter TDCI unit, is expected to be unchanged on both cars.
Ford currently does not offer Android Auto or Apple CarPlay in the Figo twins. This is a feature that is expected to be added to the infotainment units of both cars through the facelift. There may be other feature additions too, and in the coming months, we are expected to get more information on the same.
Expect these cars to be shown at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The actual launches could happen by the end of next year. Prices of the facelifted cars are expected to remain more or less similar to the present Figo twins. In India, the Figo will take on the Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Swift while the Aspire will compete with the Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent.