South America: Ford Ka (Figo) facelift spied


Test mules of the Ford Ka facelift have been spotted South America. The Ka is sold as the Figo in India and it is likely that it will receive the same updates as the South American car.

The Ford Figo and Aspire compact sedan have been on sale for 2 years now and are due for a mid-life facelift. The updated Figo is likely to get cosmetic changes that could include a restyled grille, headlamps, tail lamps, new alloy wheels and reworked bumpers. On the inside, it is possible that Ford might add some features to the car. The infotainment system could be upgraded with a touchscreen device.

Ford will debut its Dragon series engine in the upcoming EcoSport facelift. The updated Figo along with the Aspire compact sedan are likely to receive a new engine as well. This unit could be a revised version of the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder unit from the Dragon series.

According to media reports, the all-aluminium Dragon series engine is believed to be 10 percent lighter compared to a 4-cylinder Sigma series engine, which is used to power the Figo at present. Some of the features that the engine is expected to have are an integrated exhaust manifold, hydrodynamic bearings for the rocker shaft, variable oil pump, dual-valve independent valve control, ignition coils for each cylinder and centralized spark plugs along with hydraulic tappets with rotor arms.

Source: Autos Segredos

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