Earlier last month, we told you that Ford will launch the Figo Facelift by March 2019. Now, some fresh spy shots have surfaced that show the Figo facelift in its full glory, without any camouflaging or concealing. Going by the spy shots, the Figo here looks like the top spec model with all the bells and whistles. The figo facelift follows the same changes that were made on the Aspire facelift, which was launched towards the end of last year. The Figo now looks sharper and aggressive and will challenge the Maruti Suzuki Swift upon its arrival.
Talking about the changes, the car gets new black inserts around the body, new bumper design, revised headlamps and fog lamps along with a grille that is similar to the one found on the Aspire facelift. The hatchback now rides on blacked out 15 inch alloys that add a sporty character to the car. However, they would only be available on the top-spec variants of the car. Since it’s a facelift, the overall design and profile will remain the same and the changes made aim to refresh the look of the car.
On the interiors, the Figo is set to get a boost that includes a new dashboard and centre console rembling the one found on the new Aspire and Freestyle. Another major change will be an all-new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the latest SYNC3 technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Other feature updates include rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, and climate control among others.
Talking about engine updates, the Figo facelift will come with two new engine options, both of which will be petrol units. One will be the brilliant 1.2-litre Dragon series 3-cylinder engine that will churn out 94 PS of power along with 120 Nm of torque. The other one will be an updated 1.5-litre turbo petrol motor that puts out 123 PS of power along with 150 Nm of torque. Ford will offer the 1.2-litre petrol engine with a 5-speed manual and the bigger 1.5-litre petrol engine with an automatic transmission. Talking about diesel engine, it will be a 1.5-litre unit producing 100 PS of power along with 215 Nm of torque and will come mated to a 5-speed manual.
The launching of the Ford Figo Facelift will happen this month only, probably in the third week. As for the prices, reports suggest that the Figo Facelift is going to be priced lower than the outgoing model. This means that the new model is expected to start from Rs 5.66 lakh, which will make it quite a compelling option. Talking of the competition, it will mainly rival the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Suzuki Swift, both of which are strong sellers and are a regular feature of the monthly top 10 selling cars list.