Two next generation 2015 Ford Ka/Figo Test Mules Spotted Testing in Brazil

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The upcoming next gen 2015 Ford Ka/Figo has been regular with making it to news section of Motoroids. We have already reported several times of the sightings of the test mules of 2015 Ka testing in Brazil. This time, not one but two test mules of the next gen Ka/Figo have been spotted testing together in Brazil. Brazil is likely become the first market to get the potential Ford Figo replacement, which would enter production in March 2014.

Rumours suggest that the next generation Ford Ka would be a Ford Global One car and the upcoming hatchback from the American car giant, which has been code-named as the B562, would come to us as the next gen Figo. The car would sport Ford’s new design language and this means that the car, in all probability, would come with a front grill that would invoke memories of Aston Martin and would make the car look decidedly sporty and classy on the same time. The spy pics suggest that the car could be similar to the new 2014 Hyundai i10 in dimensions.

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One of the engines that would power the next gen 2015 Ford Ka/Figo would be an EcoSport petrol motor, along with top of the line variants getting features such as Start/Stop button, PowerShift, et al.

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It is also being said that like most super minis out there, the next generation Ford Ka/Figo would spawn a small sedan that would replace the older generations of Fiesta in many markets such as that of India. This would not just give Ford an entry into the fast emerging compact sedan market, but would also allow it to eat into the sales of highly popular Hyundai HB20S and Chevrolet Prisma in Brazil and Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze in India.

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Stay tuned to Motoroids for more details on the upcoming next generation 2015 Ford Ka hatchback.

Source: Noticias Automotivas

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  • AG4 says:

    I see. I also noticed that the Figo does a double duty for Ford in India, it competes with what is globally known as A-segment cars like the Chevy Beat and Suzuki A-Star and the B-segment cars like the VW Polo and Suzuki Swift. Now that the Figo will shrink a bit, I wonder if Ford India will also introduce the New Fiesta hatchback (already on sale in ASEAN alongside the sedan) which is the real competitor of the VW Polo hatchback. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/547023_528413677238276_1771610536_n.jpg

  • What you say is pretty logical. However, engine sharing has always been fruitful for manufacturers and we saw the current Figo’s motors being based on those of the last gen Fiesta. Also, it is being said that the updated Polo would get a TSi motor, in which case, it makes all the more sense for Ford to offer the EcoBoost on the flagship variant. However, it may please be noted that all these are merely speculations and Ford hasn’t yet given a clear official word about the next car’s engine options.

    Regards

  • AG4 says:

    @Yatharth Singh Chauhan, I read in one of the Brazilian sites that the 2 petrol engines that might be offered in the New Figo/KA will be the naturally aspirated 80PS 1.0 litre 3-cylinder engine and a 110PS 1.5 litre engine.
    The naturally aspirated 1.0 litre engine is already available on the base Fiesta in Europe.
    I was wondering, if the 1.0 EcoBoost is an option on the larger EcoSport and facelifted Fiesta (at least outdide India), would it make sense for Ford to also offer this engine on the lower priced Figo/Ka?
    Being lower models Figos and KAs usually have weaker engines than the Fiestas or EcoSports.