New Ford Figo twins use 1.2L TiVCT petrol, retuned 1.5L diesel – IAB Report

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Both cars will be made in Gujarat.

The new Ford Figo hatchback and compact sedan will launch this year, with production slated to commence at Ford’s new Sanand manufacturing plant before the end of March 2015 (in case of the compact sedan).
New Ford Figo compact sedan spied India

The compact sedan will rollout from the plant before the hatchback.

Multiple sources say that the new Figo twins will feature a newly developed engine. The petrol engine in question is a 1.2-liter four-cylinder unit with Ford’s TiVCT technology (Variable Cam Timing). This unit is nothing but the old Figo’s 1.2-liter naturally aspirated motor with a new cylinder head and peripherals, that’s fully localized.

Where the engine makes 71 PS on the current Figo, thanks to the added tech, this motor will produce close to 85 PS on the new Figo and compact sedan, putting it at par with B-segment rivals like the Swift, Bolt and Grand i10 (Dzire, Amaze, Zest and Xcent in the compact sedan segment).
New Ford Figo side spied India

The FIgo is powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine in Brazil.

Ford will not equip these cars with the Classic’s 1.4-liter diesel engine, but instead, sources say that a retuned version of the 1.5-liter Duratorq diesel will be powering the Figo twins. Where this engine makes 91 PS on the EcoSport and Fiesta, on the hatch and sedan, even if the output is dialed up, it will be calibrated for “excellent” fuel efficiency, a source said.

Ford is also believed to have acted upon customer feedback that these engines could use a bit more grunt under full load.
Ford Figo Concept Sedan Launch Images taillight

Expect the company to make a formal announcement on the new Figo twins in the coming weeks.

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