2019 Ford Figo gets cosmetic revisions, new 6.5-inch floating touchscreen, improved safety features and a new 1.2-litre petrol engine
Ford India has launched the facelifted version of the Endeavour a couple of days ago with updated styling and added features at a much lower price bracket than the outgoing model. It followed the debut of the new Aspire in October 2018 and Freestyle in August 2018 as Ford has embarked on a strategy to renew its domestic range.
Next up is the much-needed update for its entry-level hatchback in India, the Figo. Ever since the rejigged Aspire appeared onto the local scenes, the facelifted Figo has also been anticipated but Ford has taken an extended time with it and is expected to launch the model likely in April 2019.
The Figo was a popular hatchback in its earlier stages of lifecycle but it has been largely worn out and a comprehensive update is definitely required. The first generation Figo, which was also shipped abroad from Tamil Nadu, was largely an India-specific product unlike its successor that has been around for more than three years already.
The 2019 Ford Figo comes with revised exterior and the changes will akin to the Freestyle with a prominent honeycomb front grille, reworked bumpers, newly designed fog lamps, redesigned headlamps and tail lamps, new set of alloy wheels, etc. The interior will also receive major changes and feature additions.
Some of the key highlights are new 6.5-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC3 connectivity as in the EcoSport, Freestyle and Aspire; new seat upholstery and use of more premium materials, and increased standard safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, speed warning system and so on.
As for the powertrain, the new Figo will get a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Dragon series petrol engine that debuted in the Freestyle while the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine will continue to do its duties. Both manual and automatic transmissions will be offered. The Figo has already been spied testing with factory-fitted CNG kit and it could arrive primarily targetting the fleet operators.