Wednesday, November 4, 2015
ALL-NEW FORD FIGO DELIVERS SMART DESIGN AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES | WITH FURY FORD SANDTON
Ford is set to redefine the sub-B compact car segment with the launch of the all-new Ford Figo. Offering trend-setting technologies, smart design and outstanding levels of space and comfort, the all-new Figo Hatch and Sedan raise the bar in the compact car class while retaining this popular model's established reputation for exceptional value and efficiency.
Elegant and efficient design
The all-new Figo’s eye-catching styling is derived from Ford's Kinetic 2.0 design language, as seen on the likes of the latest Ford Fusion and Focus. With more than 100 hours of wind-tunnel testing and extensive digital modelling to enhance aerodynamic performance, the all-new Figo has better fuel efficiency and reduced wind noise.
The sophisticated and stylish exterior of the all-new Figo is matched by a modern interior that delivers an extraordinary experience for a compact car. Intelligent and careful space management creates a surprisingly roomy cabin emphasizing quality, comfort and convenience.
Sophisticated and smart technology
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. When not in use, the dock can be closed out of sight.
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. SYNC® lets drivers interact with their mobile devices and entertainment system with voice commands while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
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 seat belt minder that mutes the audio system volume and continues to play a chime until front-seat occupants fasten their seatbelts."
Safe and in command
The all-new Figo features a robust passenger cage created from high-strength steel, bolstered by standard driver and passenger airbags across the range. 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.
True to Ford's commitment to delivering a fun-to-drive experience, the all-new Figo has been designed and engineered to offer precise, agile and responsive steering, and stable, predictable handling.
This performance is made possible by the 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.
All-new Figo is available with two responsive, reliable and economical engines, including a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol option. This unit generates 77kW of power, matched to 138Nm of torque. It delivers a combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.6L/100km*.
The diesel models are powered by a 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi engine that develops 74kW allied to an outstanding 215Nm. Tuned to provide peak torque at just 1750 r/min, this engine is designed for responsive performance matched to frugal consumption - as confirmed by the average fuel consumption rating of 4.1L/100km*.
The manual derivatives feature a five-speed gearbox, while Ford's advanced 6-speed PowerShift Auto transmission is available on the 1.5 Titanium, in both hatchback and sedan guises.
Want to test out the all-new Figo? Come down to Fury Ford Sandton and book a test drive today!