Next Generation Ford Figo codenamed the B562 to arrive in 2014 with production slated at the Sanand plant, Gujarat
Here are a rash of new details about the Ford Figo hatchback’s next generation model that will debut in India during 2014. The car will replace the current Figo, which has been a best seller for Ford India. Codenamed the B562, the next generation 2014 Ford Figo will be built at the spanking new Sanand manufacturing facility of Ford India. The car is currently being developed by Ford Brazil and will be launched in the Brazilian market by the end of 2013. Like the current Figo, the next generation model is expected to be available with both petrol and diesel engine options.
The petrol engine is expected to be the 1 Liter, three cylinder EcoBoost turbo petrol unit. While this engine outputs 120 Bhp-170 Nm(200Nm in overboost mode), in the Focus and the EcoSport, there’s a fat chance that it could be detuned for better fuel economy on the next-gen Figo. considering that the award winning 1 Liter EcoBoost engine is already a very frugal unit, the next generation Figo could really raise the bar when it comes to fuel economy as a detuned engine only means higher fuel efficiency. Apart from the petrol engine, the Figo is expected to get more powerful in diesel guise.
The car is expected to use the bigger 1.5 Liter TDCI diesel engine that is currently being used on the all new Fiesta and which will be used on the upcoming EcoSport as well. Given than the current Ford Figo, which is an excellent handler, could do with some more power and torque under its hood, the 1.5 Liter TDCI unit could just be what the doctor ordered for this excellent hatchback. Other details about this car remain a mystery at this point in time although we’d expect the next generation 2014 Figo to retain all its endearing traits like good space management, comfortable interiors, excellent ride-handling and a value-for-money price tag.
Apart from the next generation Figo being sold in India, expect Ford India to bet big on the export markets as well, given that it already exports the current Indian-made Figo to no less than 50 countries across the world. All in all, the initial buzz emerging about the next generation 2014 Ford Figo sounds very positive, with the car seemingly all set for a big upgrade across all areas. We now will keep our eyes and ears open for test mules of the 2014 Figo, which should begin doing the rounds, given that it will be launched in Brazil late next year.