2018 Ford Figo (facelift) continues testing in India - Video
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Ford will launch the facelifted Ford Figo and facelifted Ford Aspire in India this year. A 2018 Ford Figo was recently spied on test in Gujarat, where the company makes the car in Sanand. The car’s LHD version for export markets was also spotted this time.
The 2018 Ford Figo should receive subtle exterior changes with the mid-cycle update. The facelifted model is likely to feature new hexagonal front grille in honeycomb mesh design, slimmer and wider central air intake, reshaped fog lamp housing and restyled bumper. At the rear, the new model will have tweaked tail lamps. Inside, the new Ford Figo is likely to feature the SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system among other changes.
A new 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon engine family will replace the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in the Ford Figo. While the old engine produces 88 PS and 112 Nm of torque, the new engine will deliver 95 hp (96.36 PS) and 115 Nm of torque. Ford is expected to offer it with the new MX65 5-speed manual transmission from Getrag. The 2018 Ford Figo is said to get the Ford EcoSport’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine (123 PS/150 Nm) as well, as a replacement for the current 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (112 PS/136 Nm).
The 2018 Ford Figo may arrive later during the first half of the year. Before that, Ford will unveil Ford Figo Freestyle, a CUV based on it at the end of this month.