Ford Figo 2011 launched in Saudi Arabia
Ford has revealed a new supermini hatchback in the GCC, with the launch of the Ford Figo at the 2010 Riyadh Motor Show in Saudi Arabia.
Built only at Ford’s Indian factory, the Figo will be available in the Middle East with two engine choices, namely a 83 hp 1.4-litre with a 5-speed manual or a 100 hp 1.6-litre with a 5-speed automatic. The former is capable of 0-100 kph in 13.1 seconds with a top speed of 169 kph, while the latter is likely similar with its automatic. All cars get independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a semi-independent rear twist beam.
Ford stresses that the Figo has been styled in line with Ford’s ‘Kinetic’ design theme, as seen on the Fiesta and the Focus, and while it looks a lot like a facelifted version of the previous-generation Fiesta, the Figo is actually shorter by some 200 mm. Still, it is longer than rivals such as the Kia Picanto and the Chevrolet Spark.
The Ford Figo will be available in Ambiente and Trend trims, both getting cloth-upholstered interiors with options that include a CD/MP3 stereo with USB/AUX ports, dual front airbags, keyless entry and ABS.
The Ford Figo slots in below the Fiesta in the line-up and we expect it to be one of the cheapest cars in the UAE. We reckon a base price of around Dhs 35,000, if not cheaper, when it hits showrooms.
Read the Indian review of the Ford Figo Diesel.
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