Power of blue

The power of blue moves into new territory with the introduction of the Ford Figo Blu, a special edition based on the 1.5 Trend.

“We developed Figo Blu for our customers who are bold, seek uniqueness and push beyond the boundaries,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager Marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. “The standard Figo hatchback is already a very competitive offering in the compact segment, but this special edition model allows customers to really stand out from the crowd.”


Based on the five-door Figo 1.5 Trend, a limited production run of 360 units are available of the Figo Blu, which can be distinguished from the standard Figo by the black mesh grille, accented fog lamp housings featuring blue bezels and black multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels.

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.

Inside, 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.


Standard features include power 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 crash bags as well as anti-lock brakes.

As with the entire Figo range, the New Figo Blu is powered by a 1,5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine offering 88 kW of power at 6 300 r/min and peak torque of 150 Nm at 4 250 r/min driving through a five-speed transmission with 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.

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/120 000 km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A four-year/60 000 km service plan is included, with 15 000 km service intervals.


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