SECOND-GENERATION FIGO: Ford's second generation Figo has arrived in SA sporting a sedan version and a number of infotainment enhancements. Image: Quickpic
• New Figo hatch and Sedan
• 1.5-litre petrol & diesel engines
• Available in SA from 'middle October'
Pretoria - Ford is looking to build on the success of its sub-B compact car offering with the launch of its all-new Figo in SA.
The Figo uses the automaker's Kinetic 2.0 design language, seen in the latest Fusion and Focus. The front end features a trapezoidal grille, raked bonnet and elongated headlights.
The five-door hatch incorporates a rising roofline with a rear spoiler.
Ford has gone big with storage in the Figo and the new model boasts 20 smart storage spaces and convenience features.
This includes bottle holders in both front doors that can hold a 1.5 litre and a 1.0 litre bottle at the same time, a cubbyhole big enough to fit a laptop and three cup holders for front seat occupants.
Gallery: 2015 Ford Figo
With the rear seats folded down, 445 litres of luggage space is available in the boot of the all-new Figo Sedan. The seats of the hatchback model (Trend and Titanium) boast a 60/40 split to make transporting items easier.
Petrol and diesel engines
The Figo uses two four-cylinder 1.5 litre engines: a 77kW/138Nm petrol and 74kW/215Nm diesel. The petrol version has a claimed fuel consumption of 5.6 litres/100km, the diesel unit is capable of 4.1 litres/100km.
Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual while a six-speed PowerShift Auto is available for the 1.5 Titanium (both hatchback and sedan).
Sync your Figo
MyFord, a first-in-class feature (standard in Ambiente and Trend), offers drivers a platform for storing, mounting and charging mobile devices, MP3 players and is equipped with satnav. When not in use, the dock can be closed out of sight.
One step up on the infotainment ladder is Ford SYNC, the firm's advanced in-car connectivity system, standard on Titanium models.
To encourage responsible driving, the Figo Titanium features Ford's MyKey functionality.
Ford marketing manager Tracey Delate explains: "With MyKey, Figo owners can set sensible restrictions for drivers with less experience. For instance, they can activate a maximum speed limit, or a persistent seatbelt minder that mutes the audio system volume and continues to play a chime until front-seat occupants fasten their seatbelts."
Safe and in command
On the safety front there are driver and passenger airbags across the range, while the Titanium model features six airbags including side and curtain airbags.
View the highlights below:
Three trim and equipment levels are available: Ambiente, Trend and Titanium.
Ambiente: includes both body styles and engine choices.
• Body-coloured bumpers and rear fog lights
• Bluetooth-enabled, four-speaker audio system with USB and Aux inputs.
• Driver and passenger airbags.
Trend (adds to the Ambiente spec):
• Colour-coded door handles
• 14" alloy wheels
• Front fog lamps
• Electric mirrors
• Electric front and rear windows
• 60/40 split for rear seats (hatch model only)
• Climate control
• Ford SYNC with Bluetooth and voice control.
• Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
• ESP with hill-launch assist (Titanium PowerShift models)
Prices (includes VAT)
1.5 Ambiente Hatch - R158 900
1.5 Trend Hatch - R167 900
1.5 Titanium Hatch - R181 900
1.5 Titanium Hatch PowerShift Auto - R203 900
1.5 TDCi Ambiente Hatch - R189 900
1.5 TDCi Trend Hatch - R199 900
1.5 Ambiente Sedan - R160 900
1.5 Trend Sedan - R169 900
1.5 Titanium Sedan PowerShift Auto - R205 900
Metallic & Pearlescent Paint - R750
All models are sold with a four-year or 120 000km warranty, two-year or 40 000km service plan, three-year or unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year or unlimited km corrosion warranty. Service intervals are 20 000km.