Black is the new blue in this Ford Figo

Limited-edition Figo Blu gains street cred with eye-catching style package

06 June 2019 - 17:22 By Motoring Reporter
Wheels, grille, roof and mirrors are blacked up to give the Figo more attitude.
Wheels, grille, roof and mirrors are blacked up to give the Figo more attitude.
Image: Supplied

Ford is giving the compact Figo hatchback a dose of individuality and eye-catching style with the launch of the special edition Figo Blu.

"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. "This special edition model allows customers to really stand out from the crowd."

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Based on the five-door Figo 1.5 Trend and made in a limited production run of 360 units, the Figo Blu gets a cosmetic revamp at a cost of R8,000. Despite its name the only blue on the outside is found in the bezels surrounding the fog lamps. The rest of the package is vamped up in Darth Vader’s favourite colour including a black mesh grille, black multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, black mirror housings, and prominent decals.

The roof is also painted black to provide a contrast to the three available body colours: siler, white, and grey.

Inside is where the blue theme comes into play with the door panels incorporating 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.

Inner decor includes blue gloss door inserts.
Inner decor includes blue gloss door inserts.
Image: Supplied

Standard spec in the car includes electric windows all round, central locking, and an audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB slot.

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 1.5l three-cylinder petrol engine with outputs of 88kW and 150Nm, with a five-speed manual transmission.

Ford Figo Pricing

Figo 1.5 TiVCT Ambiente Hatch - R185,600

Figo 1.5 TiVCT Trend Hatch - R195,800

Figo Blu 1.5 TiVCT Hatch - R203,800

Figo 1.5 TiVCT Trend Hatch auto - R213,800

Figo 1.5 TiVCT Titanium Hatch - R219,900

Figo 1.5 TiVCT Ambiente Sedan - R191,700

Figo 1.5 TiVCT Trend Sedan - R200,900

Includes four-year/120,000km warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance, and four-year/60,000km service plan.