Of the many new car launches slated for 2015, here are three most anticipated hatchbacks that will hit showrooms by mid-2015 – 2014 Honda Jazz, all-new Tata Bolt and 2015 Ford Figo.
Ford has announced plans to introduce a new generation Figo hatchback and sedan in India by 2015. These new cars will be replacing the existing Figo hatchback and Classic sedan in the country.
Delhi: Ford Figo’s new look comprises of enhanced exteriors and interiors. Smoky Stealth finish exterior styling elements span 14″ alloy wheels, fog lamp bezels, and rear bumper valance. A sleek-looking chrome Signature fender badge and turn indicators on power mirrors are also included.
With Teacherâ€™s Day celebrated on September 5, Ford India has announced special offers for teachers and educationists across India. Ford Figo hatchback and Ford Classic Sedan will be a part of this offer available across all of Ford Indiaâ€™s 304 sales and service facilities across 164 cities here.
India bound Ford Figo hatchback was officially launched in Brazil at a starting price of 35,390 BRL, which as per today’s currency conversion rates, is about Rs 9.5 lakhs. Called Ford Ka in Brazil, the hatchback is launched with only one engine option, which can run on both petrol and ethanol.
Ford Figo was first put on show in Delhi in 2009 and launched in Indian market in March 2010. Manufactured in Ford’s Chennai plant based on Fiesta’s platform, FigoÂ got its own front and rear fascia and made a stunning salesÂ record. Later in October 2012, itÂ received standard facelift treatments like redesigned grille, head and tail lamps, and then launched in South African market in 2013.
Fordâ€™s new Figo concept has been revealed while the car will go on display at the Auto Expo 2014 to be held from February 5-11, 2014. The new concept offers a glimpse of a new global compact technology to be disclosed for India and other emerging markets along with outstanding levels of connectivity and safety.
In the 64km/h NCAP test, Ford Figo achieved a zero-star rating for adult occupant protection. One big respite is the vehicle structure was rated as stable. However, without safety equipment such as airbags, too much of the crash energy was absorbed directly by occupants.
Yesterday’s Global NCAP UNâ€™s basic crash test results are based on entry-level versions of Suzuki-Maruti Alto 800, Tata Nano, Ford Figo, Hyundai i10 and Volkswagen Polo, and as a result none were fitted with airbags as standard.
Michael Schumacher is driving a Ford Figo. With the driver at the helm, we see F1 racers Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso filling boot space.
Ford India has revealed that it is not the EcoSport that will be launched on 4th March 2013, but a new special edition of Figo hatchback, which completes 3 years.