The next-generation Ford Figo will make its global debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2014, and these leaked press shots of the Ford Ka concept likely preview the styling cues of the new hatchback.
Codenamed B562, this new hatchback, based on Ford’s B2E platform (which has spawned the Fiesta and EcoSport), will eventually replace the Figo when it goes on sale in the first half of 2015.
The concept’s styling showcases an Aston Martin-like front grille and new headlamp design (although the LEDs probably won’t make it to the production version), bumpers and tail-lamps which follow Ford’s family styling as seen on other models like the new Fiesta
and EcoSport. There are no details yet on what engines are likely to power the next-generation Ford Figo.
While the current-generationFord Figo received a facelift a little over a year ago, it hasn’t really set the sales chart on fire, managing to find only around 2,500 new homes a month. This next-generation hatchback could be just what Ford needs to give the Figo a much-needed shot in the arm.
First Published: Nov 13, 2013 13:22 IST