Ford of Brazil has released imagery of the 2015 Ford Ka/Figo hatchback. The car will go on sale in the second half of the year in the Brazilian car market, with an Indian debut likely to happen next year. Comparing the production version to the previously showcased concept version, little seems to have changed in terms of design.
The production version of the 2015 Figo/Ka shows off headlamps minus the LED daytime running lamps, a revised front air dam, a new grille, wiper nozzles and a radio transmitter. The alloy wheels have been carried over, but are smaller sized on the production version in the interest of ride quality.
The 2015 Figo/Ka in Brazil will use a 1 liter-3 cylinder non-turbo version of the EcoBoost petrol engine. This engine outputs 85 Bhp and 105 Nm, and is likely to be offered on the Indian version of the car as well. The other engine for India is expected to be the 1.5 liter TDCI turbo diesel engine that is found on the likes of the Ford Fiesta and EcoSport models.
The turbo diesel motor is likely to retain a 89 Bhp-204 Nm power and torque outputs. Expect a 5 speed manual gearbox to be standard fare on both the engines when they arrive into India. Ford coulkd also offer automatic gearbox options on the 2015 Figo given the fact that most B+ Segment hatchbacks now feature such an option.
In India, the 2015 Figo/Ka hatchback will roll out from Ford’s upcoming Sanand factory in Gujarat. This factory will begin producing cars by the end of this year, and will cater to both the domestic and export markets. Ford will also add the 2015 Figo based compact sedan to the assembly line at Sanand.
The 2015 Figo based compact sedan was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and the car will be tailored specifically to Indian needs, what with a sub-4 meter form factor that is unique to the market requirements here. In Brazil and other emerging markets, the 2015 Figo based sedan will be longer than 4 meters.
While the 2015 Figo hatchback will replace its existing namesake in India, the compact sedan will replace the Ford Classic sedan. Both cars have potential for garnering big volumes and will represent Ford’s next big push into the Indian market, to capitalize on the successes of the current Figo and EcoSport.