Report – Next-gen Ford Figo to launch in Brazil in July with 1L petrol engine

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014 - 3:52pm IST

According to a report from a reputable Brazilian news website, Ford of Brazil will launch the new Ford Ka (will launch in India as the next gen Figo) next month, once the World Cup concludes. Unveiled in November in pre-production form, the new Ka will first launch as a hatchback, with a sedan set to join in later this year or next year.

New Ford Ka Concept front three quarters
The new Ford Ka will launch in Brazil next month.

The Ka has been tested by Brazil’s efficiency labeling program, PBE. PBE, which conducts economy tests, gave the Ka an ‘A’ grade in efficiency (A refers to cars with minimum fuel consumption). With Ethanol powering its engine, the Ka achieves 8.9 km/l in urban driving conditions and 10.4 km/l in extra-urban conditions. The same engine when fueled by petrol achieves 13 km/l in urban and 15.1 km/l in extra-urban condition.

New Ford Ka Concept rear three quarter
A non-turbo 1.0-liter engine will power the hatchback with flex-fuel capability.

Initially, Ford will launch the new Ka with a single engine option. The engine in question is a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit which is capable of 85 bhp and 10.7 kgm of torque. The power output of the Ka is being described by the Brazilian media as best in class. The hatchback will rival the VW Up! and Nissan March (Micra) mainly.

The Ka is based on the old Fiesta’s platform, which was thoroughly reengineered to offer better stiffness and lighter weight. The design and engineering of the car were executed by Ford’s Brazilian subsidiary.

Expect the new Ka, rebranded as the Figo, to launch in India next year alongside a sub-4m sedan.

Ford Ka – Image Gallery

[Source – Revista Autoesporte]

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2 thoughts on “Report – Next-gen Ford Figo to launch in Brazil in July with 1L petrol engine

  1. somebody says:

    This car when launched in India will be the best car to buy between 4-8 lakh Rs on road, the new 1.0 i3 will be punchy, the new Figo sedan will be launched first, it will have brilliant mileage, best AC,good power, unbeatable handling,good space, and a whole lot of features to pamper the customer

    Ford will also offer a new 1.5l TDCi diesel with 75 HP and 190 NM torque @2000 rpm, that will be a mileage king

    Ford is going to be a serious contender ,
    I wish Ford bough the newly revealed Ford Escort sedan in India as well

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  2. GB says:

    This would be such an amazing car! Like as though the current figo is not a haut to drive, this new one with a lighter 3 pot mill over its nose would be motoring nirvana 😉

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