Ford is giving the compact Figo hatchback an additional dose of individuality 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 new Figo Blu, which has a distinct and fresh personality.
In keeping with its character, the Figo Blu is adorned with a black mesh grille, while the distinctive treatment of the accented fog lamp housings is given additional verve thanks to blue bezels. Black multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels replace the Figo Trend’s standard 14-inch versions, 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 contrast to the three available body colour choices: Moondust Silver, Oxford White and Smoke Grey.
The sense of individuality extends to the interior of the Figo Blu too, as all four door panels incorporate blue gloss trim inserts. This is matched to a 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, combined with an impressive list of standard features that ensures 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 is provided with integrated display and four speakers. The system incorporates Bluetooth connectivity, a USB slot, as well as Ford’s Device Dock in the upper section of the centre console for connecting and powering smart phone devices.
On the safety front, 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 credited with a maximum power output of 88kW of power at 6 300r/min, and peak torque of 150Nm at 4 250r/min.
The five-speed manual 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.
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.