New details have surfaced about the 2019 Ford Figo facelift just days ahead of its official launch on March 15, 2019. According to media reports, the facelifted Ford Figo will be available in three variants-Ambiente, Titanium and a new Titanium BLU grade, which will sit on the top of the line-up. In visual terms, most of the changes will be made to the front featuring a reworked bumper, honeycomb mesh grille and redesigned headlamps. Moving to the sides, it will get larger 15-inch alloy wheels, whereas rear will come with the restyled bumper. Other tweaks will include a dual-tone roof for a sporty look.
Changes to the cabin will primarily comprise redesigned dashboard reminiscent of Ford Freestyle and Ford Aspire, which received an update recently. Besides, Ford will add new features to the cabin such as keyless entry, push start button and a head unit with Bluetooth and navigation. Also, expect automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers. While Ford’s latest Sync3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be missing.
On the safety front, the 2019 Ford Figo facelift will get an anti-lock-braking system, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminders and a speed-alert system as standard across the line-up. All the above-mentioned features have been mandated under the new safety norms which will soon come into force. Other bits, such as six airbags, adjustable head-rests, etc. will be offered with the fully-loaded top-sped variant.
In addition to cosmetic tweaks and feature update, the facelifted Ford Figo will undergo mechanical changes as well. The petrol manual variants in the line-up will receive the 1.2-litre, unit tuned to put out an increased output of 96hp. This engine will come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the petrol-powered automatic variants will get a 1.5-litre unit under the hood. In terms of power, this engine will make 123 hp, while transmission duties will be handled by the six-speed torque converter, which will replace the dual-clutch unit offered with the predecessor. As for the diesel version, it will continue to derive power from the 1.5-litre oil burner and will get a 5-speed manual gearbox. Ford dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the 2019 Ford Figo facelift across the country. Despite so many changes, Ford will price the new Figo competitively to give arch rivals like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai Grand i10 a tough fight.