This year, Ford India has already introduced one refreshed product and looks like it is time for the second one. The Ford Figo facelift has been spotted at a dealership, ahead of the launch. The launch itself will happen sometime next week while the dispatches have already begun from Ford’s end. This Ford Figo facelift is expected to sport similar changes as the Aspire that was given a facelift last year.
Interesting. Anything else I should know about the Ford Figo facelift?
Pricewise, the refreshed Ford Figo will be priced very competitively. Expect the Ford Figo facelift price in India to be slightly lower than the outgoing model. Currently, the Figo range starts from Rs 5.86 lakh – Rs 8.46 lakh, ex-Delhi. The new model is expected to priced from Rs 5.66 lakh – Rs 8.23 lakh.
Other than the cosmetic changes like the fresh face with an updated grille, black strip on the front and rear bumpers and 15-inch black alloys, there is more. This includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. As experienced before on the Freestyle and Aspire, this system is fluid and quite intuitive to use. The lower-spec trims will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen but it will not have iPhone or Android phone mirroring. Unfortunately, the Figo will not have bottle holders at the rear door pockets, something we noticed even on the Aspire facelift.
As far as engines are concerned, the Figo facelift will bring with it two new engines, both petrol. The 1.2-litre Dragon series 3-cylinder motor is a gem and will produce 94PS and 120Nm. There will also be the updated 1.5-litre turbo petrol that produces 123PS of power and 150Nm of torque. Ford will offer the 1.2 with a 5-speed manual and the bigger 1.5 with an automatic transmission. There will also be the 100PS/215Nm 1.5 diesel paired to a 5-speed manual.
Apart from the obvious changes, any other surprises?
If you have noticed closely, the Ford Figo facelift here shows some black plastic on the sides and back, piano black mirror cases and a black roof. There is also a Blu badge right below the variant name. The Figo that was spied here had a TDCi badge on it, so this one cannot be a CNG alternative. It is likely that this will be a special trim that will be on offer right from the start. There could also be Blu-badged interior. Since there is also a Titanium badge, it is likely that the Blu will be offered only in the top trim for both petrol and diesel.