The Ford Figo Twin Test!
India is a country of hatchbacks. Ever since the Ikon made its debut in the Indian market, the media has been speculating about a B+ hatch being in the pipeline. The Ikon being a sedan version of the Mark IV Fiesta, everyone expected the hatch version to follow in its footsteps, just like its competitors, the Corsa/Sail and the Siena/Palio did, but that was not to be. Looking back at the market, it seems highly unlikely that the Ikon hatch would have been very successful in the market. But we certainly did miss out on a proper fun to drive small car. Not to worry though, Ford will soon be making amends by launching the Figo in the coming month. The Figo is based on the 2002-2008 European Fiesta platform, just like its stable-mates, the Fiesta Sedan and the Fusion and is developed by the same global team of engineers who developed the Fiesta sedan. The rapid rise in sales of premium hatchbacks in the country is due to the popularity of their diesel variants. Hence the Figo will be available in both petrol as well as diesel variants right from the launch.
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