2015 Ford Figo hatch back spotted with minimal camouflage; to get new petrol and diesel engines
2015 is going to be an exciting year as far as new car launches are concerned. We all have just witnessed the launch of the Tata Bolt a few days back and next in the pipeline is the upcoming next generation Ford Figo hatchback and compact sedan. The car will be manufactured at Ford`s manufacturing plant in Sanand which the American auto maker has made operational.
The 2015 Ford Figo hatchback has been spotted with minimal camouflage by a leading automobile portal. The spotted car is a white vehicle but from the spy shots it’s difficult to judge what variant it is. As seen in the pictures the car features a rear wiper, body coloured ORVM and bumpers, fog lamps and black door handles which makes us think this could be a mid-variant.
The new-gen Ford Figo has already been launched in Brazil and it`s not going to be long before Ford launches the car in India. The spy pictures indicate that the car maker intends to launch the car in the next few months considering the minimal amount of camouflage used. The car`s design looks more modern and follows Ford`s Kinetic Design philosophy.
What`s more interesting would be the engines that would power the car. As per reports the new car is expected to ditch the 1.4 litre diesel motor currently doing duty on the outgoing model. Ford will plonk the newer 1.5 litre TDCi diesel motor and a detuned version of the 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine will also find its way under the hood of the car without the turbocharger. The detuned engine will pump out 80bhp and 105 Nm of torque. Also on the cards could be a sporty variant of the hatchback which would employ the 125bhp turbocharged version of the EcoBoost engine.
As expected the Ford hatchback and compact sedan are expected to retain the superb handling characteristics associated with all Ford cars. When launched the 2015 Ford Figo will directly compete with the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Toyota Liva. Expect the car to be priced slightly higher than the outgoing model.
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