Ford slaps new face, kit on Figo
FORD'S NEW LOOK FOR FIGO: Just two years after the Figo's SA introduction, the baby hatch gets a new look and a number of new interior features.
Ford’s Figo gets a rocking new look in line with the automaker’s “kinetic design” language and a number of extra interior features, including the addition of Bluetooth to certain models, all without a price hike.
The Figo, based on the previous-generation Fiesta, is available with two engines: the 1.4-litre Duratec petrol (62kW/127Nm) and turbodiesel Duratorq (51kW/160Nm). Both are fitted with five-speed manual transmissions.
NEW TRIM, BLUETOOTH
There are two trim levels – Ambiente base and Trend high-spec models – with both incorporating the new design elements.
The Figo’s lower grille has been revised while the upper section adds chrome detailing. Head and tail lamp clusters are new, too, while fog lamp housings are more aggressive. There are fresh wheel designs.
The Ambiente’s cabin adds a new pattern for the seat fabric and a Dynamic Blue centre stack bezel.
The Trend’s enhancements include new seat upholstery and the addition of Bluetooth to supplement the Figo’s in-car entertainment system incorporating radio, CD, MP3 and iPod functions.
The system also allows for the connection of cellphones via the car’s audio system and contacts and call history can be managed through the vehicle display.
The Figo might be an entry-level model, but its safety features are top notch, incorporating dual front airbags, anti-locking brakes and electronic brakeforce distribution.
Gavin Golightly, Ford SA marketing manager, said: “The Figo's contemporary design, solid performance credentials and desirable safety features are refreshing for a vehicle in its class.
"It is well-positioned as a value-for-money prospect and with the addition of some new enhancements its overall appeal is further cemented.”
The Figo comes with a four-year or 120 000km warranty and a five-year corrosion warranty. Service intervals are 20 000km for petrol derivatives and 15 000km for diesel.
1.4 Ambiente - R118 670
1.4 TDCi Ambiente - R132 620
1.4 Trend - R130 080