Guide to Ford Figo in South Africa

Figo is Italian for 'cool', and the model lives up to its name through and through. Competing in the compact hatchback segment is a tough task for any brand; however, Ford seems to have found a winning formula. The Ford Figo was launched as a more affordable model to the popular Fiesta, which dominated Ford's entry-level vehicle ranks for a long time.

Built off the back of the outgoing Fiesta model, the Figo offers customers all the quirks and specifications they've come to expect from Ford vehicles – all in one small and affordable package.

The new version of the Figo, available in an array of bright colours, sees Ford ramp up its efforts in the everlasting battle for top spot in the highly competitive hatchback segment.


A brief history of Ford Figo

The Ford Figo was launched in 2010 following the introduction of the new Fiesta model. Retaining the design and details of the previous Fiesta model, the Figo was viewed as a rebadging of sorts, with a few added design twists to make it unique.

The second-generation Ford Figo was introduced in 2015, and offers similar specs to the previous version, but with some radical new design tweaks.

Ford Figo details

Styled with young drivers in mind, the Ford Figo has a redesigned grill and headlights that stand out from its competitors, while still retaining many of the subtle and sturdy design aspects from the previous Fiesta model.

The interior of the Ford Figo is ergonomic and comfortable, with loads of space and storage compartments. The convenient Ford SYNC infotainment system integrates with any smartphone, turning the Figo's command console into a personalised media centre.

Automatic climate control and rain-detecting wipers ensure occupants have a safe and comfortable ride. The Ford MyKey notification system, built into the SYNC software, helps drivers personalise their alerts on certain things such as speed limits, seatbelt reminders, and locking doors, ensuring the driver follows safety protocols at all times.

The Ford Figo 1.5 TiVCT petrol engine produces 88kw and 150Nm of torque, offers a combined fuel cycle of 5.7 L/100 km, and emits 132 g/km of CO2.

Please note: Certain specifications discussed above are only available in the Ford Figo Titanium model.

Buying a Ford Figo

Ford vehicles are assembled in South Africa and exported across the country and the world. Parts availability is considered excellent due to local manufacturing, which is great for anyone looking for Ford Figo car insurance quotes, as this can lower the monthly premiums.

In-house Ford Credit financing solutions are available, offering flexible terms and mileage options, making it easy for customers to build financing plans that fit their unique budgets.

The entry-level Ford Figo 1.5 Ambiente MT Hatch retails from R185,600 while the premium Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium MT Hatch retails from R219,100.

Ford Figo insurance

Ford offers their Vehicle Protection insurance. This provides credit protection, which covers the shortfall you may owe on your vehicle in the event of temporary or permanent disability, retrenchment, critical illness, or death, as well as extended cover and a deposit protector.

According to a report by vehicle tracking and recovery service, Ctrack, the Ford brand falls under the high-risk category for theft in South Africa. Unfortunately, this will likely affect the cost of Ford Figo car insurance, so your best bet is to compare insurance prices with quotes from multiple insurers to find an affordable premium. To view what the car insurance for a Ford Figo might be, simply use the hippo.co.za car insurance comparison tool.

Vehicle Make & ModelAverage Accepted PremiumMinimum Accepted Premium
FORD FIGO 1.4 AMBIENTE R 845 R 242
FORD FIGO 1.4 TREND R 873 R 255
FORD FIGO [2015] 1.5 TI VCT AMBIENTE 5DR R 1,415 R 399
FORD FIGO 1.4 TDCI AMBIENTE R 881 R 269
FORD FIGO [2015] 1.5 TI VCT AMBIENTE R 1,439 R 414
FORD FIGO [2015] 1.5 TI VCT TREND 5DR R 1,437 R 428
FORD FIGO 1.5 TITANIUM 5DR POWERSHIFT R 1,157 R 407
FORD FIGO [2015] 1.5 TI VCT TITANIUM 5DR R 1,380 R 386
FORD FIGO [2015] 1.5 AMBIENTE R 1,105 R 302
FORD FIGO [2015] 1.5 AMBIENTE 5DR R 1,082 R 357

Ford Figo warranty

The Ford Figo is backed by a comprehensive four-year/120,000 km warranty and a five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty, with three-year/unlimited km roadside assistance. A four-year/60,000 km service plan also comes standard, and service intervals are every 15,000 km.

You can find more information about Ford's service plan and warranty on the Ford South Africa website or by visiting your nearest Ford dealership.

Sources: Ford South Africa, Wikipedia, NAAMSA, Vehicle Theft Report

Information provided for informational purposes. Prices quoted correct at the time of publishing this article.