All-new Ford Figo now also available in sedan

2015-11-11 06:01
The all-new Ford Figo is available in hatch and sedan models. Photo: SUPPLIED

The all-new Ford Figo is available in hatch and sedan models. Photo: SUPPLIED

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FORD has launched its all-new Ford Figo, which is now available in hatch and sedan models.

“The all-new Figo demonstrates that a compact car doesn’t mean sacrificing quality, design or features, and offers a lot more in each of these areas than consumers would ever expect for the money,” says Tracey Delate, general marketing manager, Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

The all-new Figo is characterised byFord’s Kinetic 2.0 design language, as seen on the likes of the latest Ford Fusion and Focus.

It can be specified in three trim and equipment levels, starting off with the base Ambiente model, followed by the Trend, with the Titanium being the top of the range.

The all-new Figo boasts no fewer than 20 smart storage spaces and convenience features strategically located around the cabin.

Reflecting the growing need for consumers to stay connected at all times, the all-new Figo features exceptional smart technologies that help customers integrate their car more easily into their digital lives.

MyFord Dock®, a first-in-class feature (standard in Ambiente and Trend spec vehicles), offers drivers a unique solution for storing, mounting and charging mobile phones, MP3 players and satellite navigation systems, and for integrating these devices into the car’s entertainment system.

Consumers seeking even greater technological integration will benefit from the fitment of SYNC®, Ford’s advanced in-car connectivity system, as standard equipment on the Figo Titanium.

To encourage responsible driving, the all-new Figo Titanium features Ford’s MyKey® functionality. “With MyKey®, Figo owners can set sensible restrictions for drivers with less experience,” Delate states.

“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.”

The all-new Figo Titanium features six airbags - including side and curtain airbags.

All models are equipped with ABS brakes, while the all-new Figo Titanium PowerShift Auto incorporates Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill Launch Assist that holds the vehicle for up to three seconds as the driver’s foot moves from the brake to the accelerator.

The all-new Figo has Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), which provides lighter steering effort at low speeds - for parking and in-city manoeuvring - and heavier, more precise feel at high speeds for greater stability and confidence on highways.

The all-new Figo is available with two engines, including a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol option and a diesel option.

The manual derivatives feature a five-speed gearbox, while Ford’s advanced six-speed PowerShift Auto transmission is available on the 1.5 Titanium, in both hatchback and sedan guises. The PowerShift dual-clutch system combines the performance and efficiency of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic. – REPORTER

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