2013 Ford Figo gets a facelift in South Africa

Article by Christian A., on November 15, 2012

Ford Motor Co. has made its 2013 Figo model even more appealing, fun and stylish by giving it some exterior design improvements and additional interior features such as the use of Bluetooth connectivity in several models.

Based on the successful Ford global small car architecture, the Figo is offered with any of two fuel-efficient engines: the 1.4-liter Petrol Duratec mill and the 1.4-liter Turbo Diesel Duratorq unit. These two engines are mated to five-speed manual transmissions.

There are two trim levels available for the new 2013 Ford Figo. The entry level option is the Ambiente trim, which is offered in both petrol and diesel versions. The high spec model is the Trend, which comes with a petrol configuration.

Both the Ambiente and the Trend trims also make use of Ford’s global Kinetic design DNA, featuring new design elements that are integrated into the bumper as well as the bonnet.

Ford has modified the lower grille of the 2013 Figo. Meanwhile, the upper grille of the new car will get a chrome line. Changes were also made to the designs of the head and tail lamp. The fog lamp housing now has a look that’s bolder and more defined.

Enhancing the 2013 Ford Figo Ambiente model further is the use of a new eight-spoke wheel design while the Trend model gets a fresh alloy wheel design. The interior, on the other hand, of the Ambiente gets a Dynamic Blue centre stack bezel and its seat fabric pattern has been modified.

In addition, the Ford Figo Trend’s interior received a number of improvements such as a change from red to blue seat fabric and the use of Bluetooth.

As for the power ratings of the available engine, the 1.4-liter Petrol Duratec mill is tuned to deliver up to 62 kW at 6,000 rpm and is capable of providing up to 127 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This results to an efficient fuel rating of 6.6 liter per 100 km on the combined cycle, according to data from the New European Driving Cycle. It has carbon dioxide emissions level of 156 grams per km.

Meanwhile, the 1.4-liter Turbo Diesel Duratorq engine is also remarkable, as it is engineering to develop a max output 51 kW at 4,000 rpm and hit a peak torque of 160 Nm at only 2,000 rpm. Under the New European Driving Cycle, it consumes just 5.3 liters liter per 100km on the combined cycle and emits around 139 grams of carbon dioxide per km.

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