Ford India’s Figo Cross has been revealed through leaked images. The car is a butch looking version of the Figo hatchback. The Figo Cross will be launched in early 2018, and is also expected to be shown at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The Figo Cross will be the biggest launch of 2018 for Ford in the Indian market. The car will be sold with a brand new petrol engine, and a tried-and-tested turbocharged diesel engine.
The petrol engine in question is from the new Dragon series. It will have 3 cylinder and displace 1,200cc. However, it will not be turbocharged. Despite this, it’ll have the best outputs in its segment, with a peak power of 95 Bhp and a peak torque of 115 Nm. The new engine will also get a new 5 speed manual gearbox. Ford is also expected to introduce an AMT option in due course of time.
The diesel engine on the Figo Cross will be borrowed from the regular Figo and Aspire cars. This diesel engine is a 4 cylinder unit displacing 1,489cc. It gets a variable geometry turbocharger but uses an old school head with 2 valves/cylinder and a single overhead camshaft. The diesel engine pushes out 98.6 Bhp of peak power and 205 Nm of peak torque. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard, and the USP of this engine is its driveability..
In terms of styling, the Figo Cross gets a new front grille and bumper. It also has blacked out wing mirrors and cladding on its sides. There are roof rails to give it a more imposing look. The interiors borrow the floating touchscreen from the EcoSport. Other than these changes, the car retains the Figo hatchback’s body shell. It’s not yet clear if ground clearance has gotten a boost, and also if the hatchback-based crossover has beefier suspension.