The current gen Ford Figo is all set to be replaced by a new-generation car in the latter half of 2015. The next-gen Ford Figo will be based on the ‘Ka’, which Ford has recently started manufacturing in Brazil. The new hatchback will retain the Figo badge, considering the high recall value that the brand carries among buyers. While the Figo used to clock the highest volumes for Ford in India, it has now been overtaken by the Eco Sport, as the hatchback seems a little too long in the tooth now, in comparison to newer and fresh looking competition. The new generation model is currently under development to tune it for Indian conditions.
Ford will also phase out the ‘Classic’ entry-level sedan, which used to be the Ford Fiesta initially, to make way for a new mid-size car that will also carry the Figo badge. Showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the sedan version and the hatchback will adopt a product strategy, similar to the Hyundai Grand and Xcent, the Maruti Swift and the Dzire compact sedan. The new models will come in as Ford begins production from its second plant at Sanand in Gujarat, which willl be early next year.