Ford India’s plans to introduce the 2015 Figo sedan and hatchback to take on its competitors in compact sedan and hatchback segment is already rife now. Since the launch of 2015 Ford Figo sedan and hatchback is expected this year, the company was spotted testing the test mules of the upcoming Figo siblings.
While the new Figo hatchback will replace the outgoing Ford Figo, the Figo sedan that is yet to be named will replace the Ford Fiesta Classic. The Figo siblings, sold in the name of Ford Ka (hatchback) and Ford Ka+ (sedan) in Brazil.
What it would be called in India will be known after the company’s Indian subsidiary makes an official announcement but until then, we can decipher a rough idea about the design of the upcoming set of sedan and hatchback.
Seeing the test mule of the Figo sedan, we can expect Ford India to incorporate noticeable changes at the front fascia and the rear portion. The side profile resembles the Ecosport. The front fascia sport an eye catching four slat grille and elongated headlamps. The car sports a 15-inch alloy wheels. The camouflaged portion at the rear gives us an impression that the compact sedan would offer decent boot space (an important feature for Indian market) and the taillights gels well with the overall design of the car.
The interiors are expected to feature the company’s SYNC voice commanded system, Emergency Assistance and AppLink (smartphone App integration). The dashboard’s design will be borrowed from the Fiesta
Taking a look at the test mule of Ford Figo hatchback, we can tell one thing that this model has been designed very differently from the outgoing Ford Figo hatchback. The front fascia looks different from the outgoing model and we can expect Ford to give similar type of front fascia to the Figo siblings.
The 2015 Figo hatchback will certainly not feature a low slung image. The rear portion gets redesigned bumper and taillights. Besides that, the small spoiler along with a rear wiper could be expected. The side profile resembles the one in Ford Fiesta and Ecosport.
Powering the Figo siblings will be a new 1.0-liter TiVCT 3-cylinder petrol and 1.5-liter TDCi turbo diesel (derived from Ecosport/Fiesta) powertrain. The petrol variant will churn out 80-85 bhp and 105 Nm and the diesel variant will churn out 75 bhp and 190 Nm.
Seeing the partially camouflaged spy shots of the Ford Figo sedan and hatchback, do you think, Ford is geared up to give tough competition to other players in the respective segments?
Let us know your thoughts and opinion.