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Next gen Ford Figo hatchback to launch on September 23

Next gen Ford Figo hatchback launch date

Competition would mainly come from the Maruti Swift, Tata Bolt, higher variants of Hyundai Grand i10.

The next gen Ford Figo hatchback is all set to be launched in India on September 23. The hatchback follows the Figo Aspire compact sedan closely to take complete advantage of this festive season.

Following the same design language as the Figo Aspire sub-4 metre sedan, the hatchback features a bulging tailgate. The interior has a common design but whereas the Aspire adopts a dual-tone beige color theme, the hatchback settles for a sporty full-black finish with silver and piano black accents.

The equipment level too is expected to be inherited from its bigger sibling. Expect the hatchback to come packed with upmarket features like SYNC 2.0 multimedia infotainment system, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable ORVMs, reverse parking sensors, ABS with EBD, and 6 airbags (in Titanium + variant).

2016 Ford Figo hatchback

The new Figo hatcback will be made alongside the Aspire at Ford India’s new Sanand plant.

The car will be powered by a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT four-cylinder petrol engine which is tuned to deliver 88 PS and 112 Nm of torque. The diesel engine of choice will be the popular 1.5-litre TDCI motor that is derived from the EcoSport. Under the next gen Figo’s hood, it will develop 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque. Both engines will be mated to 5-speed MT.

It remains to be seen whether Ford will offer the 1.5-litre petrol engine with 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch AT in the hatchback or not.

Also read – Ford Figo Aspire review

The first gen Figo single handedly drove Ford India’s growth before the arrival of the EcoSport. The next gen model is expected to retain it’s predecessor’s USP of good value-for-money quotient, and emerge as one of the primary pillars of the brand.

2016 Ford Figo hatchback – Spy Pics

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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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