First pictures: all-new Ford Figo
Ford says the all-new Figo is destined to continue its reign as a compact car champion (the current Figo enjoys 15 per cent market share in the Sub-B segment) thanks to its style, feature-rich smart technologies and high levels of safety, all while sticking with its established reputation for fuel efficiency and value for money.Ford says the all-new Figo will build on this with trend-setting technologies such as Ford’s SYNC integrated multimedia and connectivity system, Bluetooth with voice activation, the programmable MyKey function, as well as electronic automatic temperature control.
For the first time, the Figo will be available in two body styles, including the familiar five-door hatchback as well as a new four-door sedan. The range will be broader compared to the current Figo due to the addition of more derivatives and specification levels. Both petrol and diesel models will be available and customers will also have the choice of manual or automatic transmissions.Styling wise there is a sweeping, flowing line that runs from the front to the rear to create a sense of movement. The five-door hatch incorporates a rising roofline with a sporty spoiler and neat tailgate with two distinct crease lines. The interior is also completely new (although we’ll have to take Ford’s word for it because they haven’t released images as yet), with an attractive design that provides high levels of comfort and space, complemented with impressive quality and attention to detail.
Safety wise, the range starts with dual front airbags, extending to full-length side airbags. This is backed up by ABS brakes across the range, plus Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Hill Launch Assist on the top derivatives.Although the full line-up and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch, we’ll see the all-new Figo in SA by the fourth quarter of 2015.