The Ford India portfolio will soon receive a cross hatch – the 2018 Ford Figo Cross. As the name suggests, this new model will essentially be based on the upcoming Figo facelift, but will get a few crossover-like cosmetic additions that will make it a true cross hatch.
Not much is known about the new Figo Cross yet. Hence, we can just speculate the changes that are expected on the 2018 Figo-based crossover. It is worth noting that Ford sells a cross hatch called the Ka-Trail in some international markets. The Ford Ka is essentially a rebranded version of the Figo. Hence, we believe that the India-spec Figo Cross will come with design elements similar to what is seen on the Ka-Trail.
Here’s what we expect to see in the 2018 Ford Figo Cross.
2018 Ford Figo Cross design
First up, we expect the 2018 Figo Cross to come with the same design changes that are likely to be seen on the facelifted Figo. Hence, it will get new headlights & taillamps and redesigned front & rear bumpers. Additionally, it will also get the necessary crossover-ish element – black plastic cladding. This cladding will run all over the lower body panels of the car, including the flared wheel arches.
We also expect Ford to load the Cross version with some additional features, as compared to the regular hatchback version. These additions are likely to include projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and a larger set of alloy wheels. The cross version might also get roof rails and a few body decals.
New Ford Figo Cross India launch
Ford will be unveiling the new Figo facelift at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. The automaker can thus simultaneously reveal the cross hatch version as well. However, there are a few rumours that suggest that the Figo Cross will be launched at a later date, preferably around Diwali 2018.
Ford Figo Cross 2018 expected price
As mentioned above, the Figo Cross will get more features than the regular model. As a result, it will likely be priced at a slight premium over the standard Figo. Hence, we expect the Figo Cross the be priced in the range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
2018 Ford Figo Cross features
- Black plastic cladding
- Projector headlamps
- LED DRLs
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Rear parking sensors and camera
- Larger alloy wheels
New Ford Figo Cross 2018 specifications
In addition to the cosmetic changes, the new Figo Cross is also expected to get a major upgrade in the engine department. Media reports suggest that the crossover version will get a new 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine. This will be based on the 1.5-litre Dragon engine that was recently introduced in the Ford EcoSport facelift. The new 1.2-litre block will likely develop 90 bhp and 150 Nm.
Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine will remain unchanged. It will continue to belt out 99 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. Both engines will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the petrol will also be available with a DCT automatic.
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