Full-size Figo sedan spied in India; along with bright yellow Figo hatchback
The second quarter of 2015 will see two big launches from Ford India – the next generation Figo hatchback and compact sedan. While the Figo hatchback will draw from the Brazilian Ford Ka and the Ka Concept, the compact sedan will be based on the Figo Concept Sedan seen at the 2014 Auto Expo, and will replace the current Figo and Fiesta Classic respectively. But what we have here is a full-size Figo Sedan also doing the rounds in camouflage, indicating that Ford might be cooking up the whole Ka family for India.
The full-size Figo sedan is sold as the Ford Ka+ in Brazil. The car measures 4,254 mm, which is longer than the sub-4 meter version that has been announced for India, and previewed as a concept. To be produced at Ford’s Sanand plant in Gujarat, which will be fully operational by April, the duo (now trio) is all set for a mid-2015 launch, with the Compact Sedan reportedly coming in July before the hatchback. The full-size Sedan, when launched will lock horns with the Hyundai Verna 4S, Maruti Ciaz, Honda City, Skoda Rapid, VW Vento and the Fiat Linea.
The full-size Figo sedan is sold as the Ka+ in Brazil
Engines: Based on the same platform as the outgoing car, the 2015 Ford Figo family will use a fresh petrol motor. The wheezy 1.2-liter petrol unit will be replaced by a fully-localized, naturally aspirated, newly developed 1.0-liter TiVCT 3-cylinder petrol engine, speculatively rated at 80-85 bhp, with a peak torque close to 105 Nm. The current 1.5 liter diesel engine will soldier on, but will be tuned for more torque and efficiency.
On the inside, the dashboard design is inspired from the Fiesta, with the central console is almost identical. The vehicle features Ford’s SYNC voice commanded system while the AppLink (smartphone App integration) and Emergency Assistance will also be offered – all these features are segment-first.