Ford Figo’s CNG variant has been caught testing for the first time implying the American based carmaker is working on a CNG variant of the hatchback. The spy shots of the test mule seem to be based on the facelift version of Figo that is yet to debut in the Indian market. The spotted test mule features new dual-tone rear bumper and a CNG sticker on the rear windshield.
As for the Ford Figo facelift, it is expected to be offered with a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Dragon Series petrol engine which also powers the Freestyle. In terms of output, the 1.2-litre petrol unit makes 95 bhp along with 120 Nm torque on the Freestyle. The CNG variant could also derive power from the same engine, though the new Dragon petrol unit could be calibrated for a lower output. Transmission duties on the new Ford Figo are likely to be carried out by the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox. Diesel variants on the Figo facelift will get the tried and tested 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged TDCi unit with 98.6 bhp of maximum power and 215 Nm of top torque.
Coming to the cosmetic changes, the 2018 Ford Figo is likely to get a new front bumper with reworked air dams, C-shaped chrome fog lamp surrounds, chrome frame & mesh on the front grille and chrome inserts on the headlamps. At the back, the Figo facelift could sport new bumper and tail-lamps.
Changes to the inside are likely to include a redesigned dashboard and a host of new goodies such as a touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the safety front, expect the hatchback to pack multiple airbags, anti-lock-braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, engine immobilizer, etc. As for the Ford Figo facelift India launch, it could break covers in a couple of months.