The 2019 Ford Figo’s brochure has leaked online. The facelifted model will go on sale in India tomorrow.
The old Figo is available in Base, Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+ grades. Ford will offer the new Figo in only Ambiente, Titanium and a new Titanium+ grades. Auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system in-built navigation, front passenger SBR, rear parking sensors, rear-view camera and side and curtain airbags are the features the company has added to the hatchback with the mid-life update.
The newly introduced Titanium Blu grade can be thought of as a replacement for the Sports Edition. It stands out from the rest of the line-up with an Absolute Black mesh grille and grille surround, Absolute Black ORVMs, blue fog lamp bezels, 15-inch Premium Black alloy wheels, sporty decals, black roof and Blu interior. It doesn’t have a uniquely tuned suspension, though.
New 1.2- and 1.5-litre Ti-VCT three-cylinder petrol engines have replaced the four-cylinder petrol units. The 1.2-litre engine produces 96 PS at 6,500 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, presumably the new MX65 unit made by Getrag.
The 1.5-litre engine develops 123 PS at 6,500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. It is coupled to a new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre TDCi four-cylinder diesel engine’s maximum power has marginally improved from 73.8 kW to 74.0 kW, which also converts to 100 PS only. It is also likely matched with the aforementioned new 5-speed manual transmission.
As for the fuel economy figures, only the 1.2L petrol-MT configuration’s rating has gone up from 18.16 km/l to 20.4 km/l. The 1.5L petrol-AT configuration’s rating has worsened from 17 km/l to 16.3 km/l. The 1.5L diesel-MT configuration’s rating has declined from 25.83 km/l to 25.5 km/l.
The 2019 Ford Figo’s prices are expected to start between INR 5-5.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
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