Ford expands popular Figo hatchback range with new limited Blu edition
Ford is giving its compact Figo hatchback an additional dose of individuality and eye-catching style with the launch of the special edition new Figo Blu.Based on the five-door Figo 1.5 Trend, a limited production run of 360 units are available of the dynamic new Figo Blu, which has a distinct and fresh personality that makes it truly unique.
It can easily be distinguished from the standard Figo by a number of styling enhancements.
The Figo Blu is adorned with a black mesh grille, while the distinctive treatment of the accented foglights are given additional verve due to eye-catching blue bezels. Black multi-spoke 15" alloy wheels replace the Figo Trend’s standard 14" versions and add to the athletic flair, in conjunction with black mirror housings and attractive decals that extend along the length of the lower section of the front and rear doors
The roof is exclusively painted in black, which provides a dramatic and effective contrast to the three available body colour choices - silver, white and grey.
All four door panels incorporate distinctive blue gloss trim inserts. This is matched to a classy leather steering wheel, blue stitching for the gearshift gaiter, and the ‘Figo Blu’ logo embroidered on the front floor mats.
Standard features includes electric windows all round, central locking, perimeter anti-theft alarm and an immobiliser.A built-in Ford Audio unit is provided with integrated display and four speakers. The system incorporates Bluetooth connectivity, a USB slot, as well as unique Device Dock in the upper section of the centre console for connecting and powering smart phone devices.
In terms of safety , the Figo Blu is equipped with driver and passenger front airbags as well as ABS brakes.As with the entire Figo range, the New Figo Blu is powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. This latest-generation unit is powerful, efficient and 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 impressive low-down torque as well as 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 is credited with a maximum power output of 88kW/150Nm for great all-round driving dynamics, impressive fuel economy and low running costs.The five-speed transmission used on the Figo Blu has an EcoMode with shift indicator, which informs the driver of the ideal point to shift up or down a gear, thereby helping to further reduce fuel consumption.
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 or 120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year or unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year or unlimited km corrosion warranty. A four-year or 60 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.