Ford India is testing the Figo Cross in the Indian market.
It was rumored the American automaker was working on a Cross variant. The heavily camouflaged test mule caught testing on the India roads assures the company is working on Figo Cross and we could expect the automaker to launch it in the Indian market in 2017 end or early 2018.
The Ford Figo Cross likes other Cross variants in the market comes with black cladding around the front and rear bumpers, sides and wheel arches. The car also gets roof rails.
The heavy camouflaging front and rear hints Ford may give the Cross variant a different front fascia which could be a new grille similar to the one on the EcoSport, blackened headlamps and new 8 spoke alloy wheels.
Interiors could get cosmetic changes and will get the new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. With touch screen getting very popular in the Indian market, Ford is likely to offer the SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system or an India specific low-cost touch screen option.
Ford has also started testing the Figo facelift and the car has been spotted in South America.
Ford will introduce the new Dragon series engine line-up with the EcoSport and will also offer the 1.2 litre petrol on the Figo, Aspire facelift and the new Figo Cross.
We can expect the car to be launched end 2017 or early 2018 ahead of the auto expo.
The American car maker is also working on a premium hatch, sedan, and a Hyundai Creta SUV competitor to enhance its product range in the Indian market.