Based on the previous generation Ford Fiesta, the Ford Figo has been an unprecedented sales success in South Africa, offering consumers a well proven formula of bullet-proof mechanicals combined with a high specification level, at an unbeatable price.
“The Figo’s contemporary design, solid performance credentials and desirable safety features are refreshing for a vehicle in its class,” says Gavin Golightly, Ford Marketing Manager. “It is well-positioned as a value-for-money prospect and with the addition of some new enhancements its overall appeal is further cemented.”
Available with a choice of two fuel-efficient engines, the 1.4-litre 62kW petrol and 1.4-litre 51kW turbodiesel, both mated to five-speed manual transmissions. Torque figures are 127Nm and 160Nm respectively.
Customers can choose between two trim levels, the Ambiente being the entry level option available in both petrol and diesel guise and the Trend, the high spec model, available in petrol configuration.
Updated in 2012, the Ford Figo incorporates Ford’s global ‘kinetic’ design DNA, with new design elements incorporate into the bonnet and bumper. The lower grille has been revised with the upper grille benefiting from the addition of a chrome line. The head and tail lamp designs have also been revised while the fog lamp housing features a more aggressive and defined look.
New plastic wheel covers are available on Ambiente models while the Trend models receive a new alloy wheel design.
Inside the Figo Trend models have also received some enhancements to the interior including a change from red to blue seat fabric and the addition of Bluetooth functionality, which allows you connect a mobile phone to the audio system and answer and disconnect calls as well.
There’s no shortage of safety features with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD.