Facebook page Auto Adrenalin has shared spy pictures of the Ford Figo facelift and a crossover variant based on it alongside each other. The updated Figo is expected to arrive sometime next year armed with changes to the looks and the engine compartment.
According to the Facebook post, the exterior updates include a new honeycomb grille and new wheel covers for the Figo. The new Figo will get reprofiled headlights and an updated tail lamp layout. Inside, the dashboard layout will be updated to accommodate a Ford EcoSport-like floating touchscreen AVN with SYNC3 support. Updated upholstery and feature additions in the form of rear parking sensors and a reverse parking camera could also be on the cards.
Launching alongside the Figo facelift will be a cross variant. It adds body armour stretching from the lower lip of the front bumper, around the wheel arches to the rear bumper and roof rails. It rides on dark 6-spoke alloy wheels. The cross variant may be christened Ford Figo Active (like Ford Fiesta Active) or it may be called Ford Figo Freestyle.
A report published back in August 2017 claims that the current four-cylinder 1.2 L Ti-VCT petrol engine that powers the Figo will be replaced by a three-cylinder 1.2 L member of the new Dragon engine family. The 1.5 L TDCi diesel engine is likely to be carried over unchanged.
Brazilian media reports that Ford will launch the Ka (Figo) facelift in 2018, followed by the launch of the updated Ka+ (Aspire) later in the year.
[source - Facebook]