Ford India has announced its plans to globally reveal its new compact utility vehicle(CUV) on January 31, 2018.
Although the company chose to keep it under wraps for now, it is believed that this might be the new Figo Cross which made its public debut as the Ford Ka Trail in January 2017. Since then there have been many speculations regarding the India launch of this model.
Towards the end of 2017, the upcoming Figo Cross was spotted in its production form. Based on the Figo hatchback, the upcoming vehicle will offer more features, equipment and a new dragon petrol engine option.
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Rumours abound that the upcoming Ford car will have a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder Petrol engine. This engine will replace the current 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit. The new Dragon series motor should offer a good mix of performance and fuel mileage. The 1.2-litre four-pot motor that does duty on the Figo has received a lot of flak for its lacklustre low-end performance and rather average fuel mileage numbers.
The Figo Cross is based on the Figo hatchback and borrows the body shell and styling cues from it. However, to distinguish it from the regular model, the vehicle comes with a hexagonal mesh grille and sculpted bumper with a blacked out lower half. Moreover, the Figo Cross gets bumper mounted fog lamps and a split racing strip in the centre to add to its sportiness. Additionally, the vehicle also gets blacked out wing mirrors and roof-rails.
Post launch, the new Figo Cross is expected to compete against the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20 and the upcoming third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback.