Ford has disclosed a special edition added to its fold, an eye-catching Compact five-door Figo Blu hatchback.
“We developed Figo Blu for our customers. Bold, sleek uniqueness and pushing beyond the boundaries,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager Marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
“The standard Figo hatchback is already a very competitive offering in the compact segment, but this special edition model allows customers to stand out from the crowd.”
A limited production run of 360 five-door dynamic new Figo Blu 1.5 Trend is available for sale.
Figo Blu has a specific and unusual charm that makes it unique.
We can identify it from the standard Figo through several exciting styling enhancements.
Carmaker adorns Figo Blu with a black mesh grille, while they provide the special treatment of the accented fog lamp housings added verve thanks to eye-catching blue bezels.
Black multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels replace the Figo Trend’s standard 14-inch versions.
Adding to the athletic flair, including black mirror housings and decals that extend along the length of the lower section of the front and rear doors.
Ford only paint the roof in black.
It provides a dramatic and effective contrast to the three available body colour choices — Moondust Silver, Oxford White, and Smoke Grey.
It’s four-door panels incorporate blue gloss trim inserts.
This matches a classy leather steering wheel, blue stitching for the gearshift gaiter, and the ‘Figo Blu’ logo embroidered on the front floor mats.
The established Figo virtues of generous space and comfort remain, joint with an impressive list of standard features that ensure exceptional value for money.
This includes electric windows all round, central locking, perimeter anti-theft alarm, and an immobiliser.
A built-in Ford Audio unit has an integrated display and four speakers.
The system incorporates Bluetooth connectivity, a USB slot, and Ford’s unique Device Dock in the upper section of the centre console for connecting and powering smartphone devices.
On the safety front, the carmaker equips the Figo with driver and passenger front airbags and ABS brakes.
As with the entire Figo range, they powers the New Figo Blu by a 1.5‑litre three-cylinder petrol engine.
This latest-generation unit is powerful, efficient, clean, and uses an aluminium engine block and cylinder head for reduced weight.
It relies on twin independent variable camshaft timing (TiVCT) for the four-valves-per-cylinder engine to deliver low-down torque and top-end power.
The fitment of a dual-stage variable oil pump further enhances efficiency, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The 1.5 TiVCT engine has a maximum power output of 88kW of power at 6 300 r/min.
It peaks torque of 150Nm at 4 250 r/min for great all-around driving dynamics, impressive fuel economy, and low running costs.
The five-speed transmission used on the Figo Blu has an EcoMode with shift indicator.
The indicator informs the driver of the ideal point to shift up or down a gear, thereby helping to further reduce fuel consumption.
Recommended Retail Prices:
Figo 1.5 TiVCT Ambiente Hatch 5MT R185 600
Figo 1.5 TiVCT Trend Hatch 5MT R195 800
Figo Blu 1.5 TiVCT Hatch 5MT R203 800
Figo 1.5 TiVCT Trend Hatch 6AT R213 800
Figo 1.5 TiVCT Titanium Hatch 5MT R219 900
Figo 1.5 TiVCT Ambiente Sedan 5MT R191 700
Figo 1.5 TiVCT Trend Sedan 5MT R200 900
All Ford Figo models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty.
A four-year/60 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.Follow us on Social Media