2015 Ford Figo hatchback to receive 1.5-liter petrol engine – Report
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Set to become the most powerful hatchback to be made in the country.
With its launch scheduled for September 23, a new report sheds light on the engines that will be offered on the second generation Ford Figo hatchback.
A report on Motorbash states that the 2015 Ford Figo will be powered by the 1.5-liter TDCi Duratorq engine that produces 100 PS for the Figo Aspire. As for the petrol engine, the report states that the 1.5-liter Ti-VCT engine mated to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic will also be offered. With 112 PS and 136 Nm of torque, this will also make it the most powerful hatchback in the country, putting even some compact sedans to shame in terms of its power output.
This engine would, however, place the hatchback outside the government’s excise benefit bracket, thus driving up its prices.
The Figo hatchback will be the second product to be manufactured at the company’s recently inaugurated manufacturing facility in Sanand. Almost all of the hatch’s body parts and interior will be shared with the compact sedan Aspire, thereby keeping production costs low. Apart from the 1.5-liter diesel engine, the 1.2-liter Ti-VCT petrol motor will be the default petrol engine, producing about 88 PS.
Ford Figo hatchback (South-Africa spec) – Image Gallery
[Source – Motorbash]