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, Figo got its own front and rear fascia and made a stunning sales record. Later in October 2012, it received standard facelift treatments like redesigned grille, head and tail lamps, and then launched in South African market in 2013.
Ford’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 UN’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.
Ford India will be commencing export of the upgraded version of Ford Figo this month, as it plans exports to Algeria. This hatchback will be…