Spied – 2015 Ford Figo spotted in India for the first time

Posted on: Nov 28, 2014 - 12:08am IST

To be launched in 2015 alongside the Figo compact sedan.

Apart from the Ford Figo compact sedan that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, Ford is also readying the new Figo hatchback. Known as the New Ford Ka in Brazil, the next generation Figo has been spotted in Pune, Maharashtra. A visit to ARAI could be reason why the car was there.

New Ford Figo spied testing in India
Production of the new Figo begins in Sanand on April 1, 2015, as per an earlier report.

The 2015 Ford Figo is based on the same platform as the outgoing car, while there may be a few changes in the engines department. The 1.5-litre diesel engine will be carried over from the Fiesta, but the 1.2-litre petrol unit (only used by the Figo) will be replaced by a fully-localized 1-litre engine (based on the EcoBoost but without a turbo).

This is the first time the car has been spotted in India, but the India-bound right hand drive version was caught in Brazil, too.

New Ford Ka first images front quarters
The new Ford Figo was launched in Brazil in September.

Talking about Brazil where the car debuted as Ford Ka (Left Hand Drive), it has made a good start, garnering over 7,000 bookings in the launch month of September. When it comes to India, Ford has plans to manufacture the Figo hatchback and the Figo sedan (sub-4m) at its second manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat, starting April 1, 2015.

New Ford Ka first images rear

Also read: India-bound Ford Endeavour revealed

The car is going to use the ‘Figo’ moniker as it has a high recall value, said an earlier report. Also, there’s another product being readied for the Indian market, and that is the new Ford Endeavour. All three will be launched in 2015.

Competitors: Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Celerio, Chevrolet Beat, Honda Brio, Tata Kite
Expected price: 3.5-5.5 lakhs
Expected launch date: April – June 2015

2015 Ford Ka/Ford Figo – Image Gallery

[Source: AutocarIndia.com]

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4 thoughts on “Spied – 2015 Ford Figo spotted in India for the first time

  1. hi2aravind says:

    Didnt notice your comment. I love Fords esp in US where I have rented them (Focus specifically) for some time. Awesome to drive and built to last. But the situation is different in India where people are obsessed with Maruti/Hyundai. To gain marketshare Ford cant leave any area to be weaker. IF Ecoport didnt have stunning design it wouldn’t have sold.

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  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    Why these foreign car manufacturers have to downgrade their engine when it comes to India? Why they can’t have the same 999 cc Ecoboost engine with the turbo? I am sure 10 to 20 K additional cost is not the reason.

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  3. hi2aravind says:

    Success of Ecosport is its futuristic design (and price). They have missed the chance to make another Ecosport story with this..

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  4. hi2aravind says:

    Not a stunning design though.. very difficult to compete with Swift/i20 on looks though it might be better in terms of build quality, drive ability, dynamics, handling.

    Hope it will have decent space like Figo to compensate the looks. Otherwise it will be tough for ford to sell.

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