2018 Ford Figo cross to be unveiled in India on January 31

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Ford India has confirmed that it will be unveiling the newest member of the Figo family, the Figo Cross on January 31, 2017. The Figo Cross is expected to get the new 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine and will be positioned below the EcoSport facelift. It has been spied testing in India on multiple occasions, leaving us with a lot of details.
The Ford Figo Cross seems bolder than the regular hatchback, thanks to the side covering with faux skid plates underneath. Up front, sits a black mesh grille, instead of multiple chrome slats, along with slightly redesigned bumpers compared to the Figo. The rear bumpers have also been reshaped and the Figo, in its Cross avatar, also gets roof rails and chunkier 15-inch wheels. It is expected to sit around 15-20mm higher than the stock Figo to make it capable off-road.

The interiors are a lot dissimilar than the Figo twins as it does away with the cluttered central console to make way for the touch-screen infotainment system from the EcoSport. It is a Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Coming to the heart of the Figo Cross, it is expected to be powered by a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Dragon series petrol engine which is expected to deliver close to 90PS of power. The other option will be the familiar 1.5-litre, TDCi which creates 100PS of highest power. The transmission options will comprise of a 5-speed manual and, perhaps, a 6-speed automatic transmission as well.

Prices for the same are probable to start from Rs.5.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Figo Cross will contest against the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active the Fiat Avventura and, VW Cross Polo, which are other hatchback-based crossovers. As per our drive capability, a few notable differences between the Figo hatch and the crossover involved the new suspension and steering set-up. The model is decidedly fun-to-drive and has a segment-leading ride-handling package, which is somewhat typical of Ford. More details about the Hyundai i20 Active and Honda WR-V rival are probable to be shown closer to the date of its unveiling.