Spied – Ford’s all new small hatchback, could this be the next gen Figo? [Update]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013 - 10:04am IST

Update – We’ve received an email from CarPix, the owner to the spyshots shown previously in this story, and have taken them down as we don’t have the license to publish them. You can view the images provided in the link below.

Ford Start Concept
Ford Start Concept image used for illustration purpose only.

An all new Ford hatchback was recently spied testing in Cologne, Germany. Ford has a new product development center in that city and as a result, what you see here could be the Blue Oval’s all new city car. This new hatchback which would likely be a ‘One Ford’ product, would replace the Ford Ka in Europe.

The current Ford Ka is actually a Fiat 500 underneath. It’s even built by Fiat in their facility in Poland. Being a thoroughbred European, the current Ka would not meet the American crash test norms, and as a result does not go on sale there. Hence, the Ka’s successor must definitely be a global product, and should preferably be built by Ford themselves.

In India, the Ford Figo’s successor would be a One Ford product, as the brand is very keen on that strategy. The Figo which was introduced in 2010 and later facelifted last year, has already completed a 3 year stint in the country (the half-way point in a car’s life these days).

And generally, it takes a car maker about 2-3 years to progress from concept to production. Which makes us think that what you see here could very well be the next generation Ford Figo you would be driving in the year 2015-16.

Internally known as the B562, the new hatchback could ditch Chennai in favor of Ford’s upcoming Gujarat facility. Expect at least one of the EcoBoost engines to power this new Ford.

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6 thoughts on “Spied – Ford’s all new small hatchback, could this be the next gen Figo? [Update]

  1. sahil faizal says:

    ECOSPORT WHAT TO SAY ITS AMAZING! WE SHALL HOPE THAT NEXT YEARS ARE FOR FORD ECOSPORT! I HOPE FORD WILL LAUNCH NEW NEW SUVS LIKE ECOSPORT!
    COMPARING WITH OTHER COMPACTSUVS ITS SO CHEAP.THERE ARE MANY FEATURES IN ECOSPORT I LIKE IT VERY MUCH AND I AM GIVING IT 99 OUT OF 100.
    THE BEST CAR FOR THIS RANGE.
    SUPER SUPER SUPER!

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  2. NG says:

    Its Ford Smart…concept launched long back.

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  3. madhav says:

    Ford uses the term VOCF voice of customer fleet for evaluation vehicles… . not EV… i think Veer is correct here

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  4. Veer says:

    The display shows it’s “EV” that’s for Electric Vehicle

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  5. vinay says:

    fanatastic scoop, it may take 20 months to reach india, ford india should come with ecoboost engine it would be blast to drive

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