Ford India will launch the 2015 Ford Figo hatchback in New Delhi today, just over a month after it introduced the Figo Aspire compact sedan. Here are 5 things we know about the second generation Ford Figo:
1. Engines carried over from the Aspire:
The 2015 Figo will be powered by the same set of engines seen on the Figo Aspire. These include a 1.2-liter Ti-VCT petrol, a 1.5-liter TDCi diesel and a 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol, though it remains to be seen if the power and torque figures are also identical to the Figo Aspire.
2. 6-speed Powershift confirmed:
The 2015 Ford Figo will offer the Powershift 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with the 1.5-liter Ti-VCT engine. On the Figo Aspire, this powertrain delivers an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 17 km/l.
3. Gets an all-black dashboard:
Where the Figo Aspire opts for a dual-tone black-and-beige dashboard, the Figo hatchback gets an all-black dashboard with silver inserts for the center console and AC vents. The seats too offer a black upholstery.
4. Features carried over from the Aspire:
Like its compact sedan sibling, the 2015 Figo gets automatic climate control, Ford's SYNC entertainment system, a multifunction steering wheel, electrically adjustable and folding wing mirrors, perimeter alarm, Hill Launch Assist and so on.
One of the highlights of the Figo Aspire is that it offers dual front airbags as standard, while 6 airbags (side and curtain airbags) are available on the top-end trim. Ford India's website confirms that the hatchback will also be equipped with 6 airbags on the top-end trim, in addition to features such as ABS, EBD and ESP.