Spied - Ford Figo facelift with no camouflage, fully exposed
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Five years ago, Ford India was in a troubled situation as they didn’t have a candidate in the all important B Segment that was about to explode.
The Ford Figo came to rescue by the second quarter of 2010, exactly the right moment and put on a stellar performance. It won’t be an exaggeration to state that the Figo single-handedly revived Ford India’s fortunes.
The car is ready for a mid-life facelift and we’ve been bringing you the pictures of the test mules as and when they surface on the internet. This time, another Team BHPian “Mohandasnikhil” spotted a fully exposed yellow test mule near MEP toll on the Sion Panvel highway.
The most prominent change in the Ford Figo’s face is the hexagonal air dam which is in line with Ford’s ‘Kinetic Design’ philosophy. The fog lamp enclosures have grown in size, the grill gets chrome bordering and the head lamp units are re-detailed. The indicator now sits below the headlamp like in the Classic.
[Air dam is reprofiled, the foglight enclosures have been pulled back, the grille has extra chrome, and the headlight detailing is new]
There is no difference in the profile view except for the new design for the alloy wheels.
On the rear, the tail lamps are reworked. The brake light moves up for better visibility and the reverse guide light is profiled to look like an extension of the sheet metal. Also there is a chrome strip running below the blue oval.
The interiors are expected to be unaltered however the Titanium variant may get keyless entry.
The facelift will pump in some more life into the Figo and will enable the car to stand up to the newly arriving rivals this Diwali.