2015 Ford Figo sedan India launch in July, hatchback in September, Endeavour in December
Ford India is getting ready to launch new products and see some volume go out of the showrooms other than EcoSport Crossover. The company has three new products for the year, two of which are already launched in Brazil where they are highly appreciated.
First launch will be Ford Figo sedan in July, set to rival Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and Honda Amaze in the immensely popular compact sedan segment in Indian market. It is expected to be powered by new 1.5 litre TDCI diesel engine producing 75 bhp max power and 190 Nm peak torque, mated to 5-speed manual transmission; and 3-cylinder 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine devoid of a turbocharger, churning out 80 bhp and 105 Nm,connected to 5-speed gearbox
Next in line is next generation Ford Figo hatchback in September, which is essentially the hatchback version of aforementioned Figo sedan. It will sport same engines and features as in the sedan and compete with higher variants of Maruti Celerio, Hyundai Grand i10, Honda Brio and Chevrolet Beat, and lower variants of Maruti Swift and Tata Bolt.
Last new launch for the American carmaker in India this year will be 2015 Ford Endeavour, slated for launch in December. While both Figo models will be manufactured at the company’s new plant in Sanand, Gujarat, new Endeavour will be brought in via CKD route. Engine options in Indian version of Toyota Fortuner, SsangYong Rexton, Hyundai Santa Fe and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rival is not confirmed yet, international model gets three engines – 2.0 litre EcoBoost petrol, 2.2 litre and 3.2 litre diesel. Wide variety of new off-road assist and safety features will be found on board the SUV.
Via – Business Standard