Ford Figo sedan facelift for export markets revealed

Facelifted Figo sedan for export markets hints at updates one can anticipate on made-for-India Ford Aspire compact sedan.

Ford has taken the wraps off the facelifted Figo sedan. To not be confused with the made-for-India Aspire compact sedan, this Figo is a bigger by-product that’s manufactured at Ford’s Sanand plant in Gujarat, solely for export overseas.

As a part of the mid-cycle replace, the Figo sedan will get beauty tweaks to the outside and inside. Adjustments on the skin embody bigger headlights and a brand new entrance grille with a chrome encompass. On the back, the sedan will get a restyled bumper with a blackened decrease portion to offer it a dual-tone look.

Enhancements contained in the cabin embody a redesigned dashboard (shared with the Freestyle cross-hatch) that additionally sees the addition of a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This technique comes with Ford’s Sync three tech, in addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The touchscreen isn’t out there in all markets although.

The Figo sedan additionally sees substantial revisions underneath the hood. New to the Figo sedan are 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engines from Ford’s new Dragon household.

As for the up to date Ford Aspire compact sedan for India, whereas it has been noticed testing repeatedly, it should solely go on sale in our market in September 2018. The automobile for India can even get a makeover each exterior and in, and can see an extended checklist of normal gear.

Engine choices for India will embody the aforementioned 96hp, 1.2-litre petrol unit and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. 5-speed handbook gearboxes might be commonplace whereas the petrol engine can even get the choice of a 6-speed torque converter computerized.

Ford will observe up the launch of the up to date Aspire with that of the revamped Figo hatchback in the direction of November 2018.

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