New Ford Figo & Figo-based Sedan in India For R&D Purpose

In a bid to increase its market share in the Indian market, Ford is planning to launch a bunch of new cars next year. Of all the cars that the company will launch, new-gen Ford Figo and the Figo-based sub-compact sedan will be the first two. In fact, the company has already brought both of these products to India for R&D purpose. Both the cars have already been launched in the Brazilian market as KA hatchback and KA+ compact sedan.

New-Gen Ford Figo

Expected to be launched in India by the second quarter of 2015, the new-gen Ford Figo is already on sale in the Brazilian market. The car shares a great resemblance to the concept model unveiled earlier this year, except for the changes made to the grille. While the concept had chrome plated horizontal slats, the production version has a honeycomb grille. The head-lights also receive different mirror element, though the overall design remains unchanged. The new Figo might continue with the existing engine options - 1.4-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol in India.

Expected Price: Rs. 4.50 lakh - Rs. 7 lakh

Ford Figo Sedan

Unveiled as a concept, right ahead of the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, the Ford Figo's production version was launched in Brazil as KA+ sedan earlier this year. The Brazilian model measures over 4 metres in length, though the Indian-spec model will be a sub-4 metre one in order to avail excise duty benefits. The car is likely to be made available with a 1.0-litre petrol (possibly the 1.0-litre EcoBoost) and a 1.5-litre diesel engine options. Except for the length, both the Brazilian and India-bound versions appear similar.

The production version looks almost similar to the Ford Figo Concept, save for some practical changes made to the headlamps. While the overall design of the headlamps  is the same, it gets light clusters instead of the concept's futuristic headlamp detailing. Having a lighter, high tensile strength steel platform, the sub-compact sedan sedan will deliver high fuel efficiency and a good performance.

Expected Price - Rs. 4.8 lakh - Rs. 8 lakh

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