After EcoSport, Ford India is apparently going to work out the same equation with the next-gen Figo hatchback.
Can be seen here is the first spy-shot of new Figo that will launch in the country soon. The hatchback was spotted testing in Pune, Maharashtra. Sao Paulo Auto Show 2014 was the host to unveil this new Ford first in the world.
Eventually, the current-gen Figo will be replaced when this will make way to the market.
Pinned underneath is the same platform of Ford Fiesta. For India, the engines are going to be company’s own 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre DV5 turbo diesel machines. A possibility is also there of a brand new 999cc petrol motor making way for 80bhp, using the same tech as of .0-litre EcoBoost minus the turbo.
New Figo in India will not only be sold as the conventional hatchback but would also be spawned into other body styles. For South America the Ford Ka+ sedan is in the line-up. In India, we are expecting the Ford Figo compact sedan only after the hatchback.
Hence, production will happen at Sanand facility in Gujarat by next year. In fact, Ford India too is reported of launching the next-gen Endeavour SUV by next year.
Image Courtesy: Autocar India