- The Ford Figo is currently amongst the top 10 best-selling vehicles in South Africa
- A Figo is the perfect run-around, designed for zipping through congested city streets, and squeezing into tight parking spaces
- The trendy Figo Blu is the perfect stocking filler for students who've worked hard to earn a place at varsity and need a set of wheels to keep moving
Drive. You either have it or you don't. And for those of you who are starting university in the new year, you clearly have it. You know just what can be achieved when you decide to push beyond the boundaries, to go further.
If you're in the market for an affordable, reliable set of wheels to keep you moving during your varsity career, you really need to include the Ford Figo on your wish list to Father Christmas.
"For those customers where value for money, reliability and safety are the primary purchase considerations, you cannot go wrong with a Figo," says Doreen Mashinini, general manager for marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
"The Figo represents the entry point to the Ford brand for our local customers," she continues. "It is ideal for anyone who prioritises impressive fuel economy and low running costs, but without compromising on comfort, safety features, driving dynamics and, of course, good looks. But you don't have to take my word for it. Three out of the 10 best-selling cars in South Africa right now are Ford vehicles, with the fabulous little Figo right there amongst them. Numbers don't lie. More than a thousand Figos found new homes last month. And more than a thousand customers can't be wrong."
For those who want to really stand out from the crowd, Ford has introduced the striking Figo Blu. With its distinctive sporty Blu package, it is quite the head-turner. Based on the 1,5 Trend hatchback model, the Figo Blu can easily be distinguished from the standard Figo by a number of model-specific styling enhancements. Most noticeably, the exterior sports a black roof, black mesh grille, black mirror housings, and black multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, with eye-catching blue accents, inside and out. Body colour options include Moondust Silver, Oxford White, and Smoke Grey.
All five-door hatchback and four-door sedan models, including the Figo Blu, are powered by Ford's latest-generation 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, endowed with 88kW of power. All come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120,000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance, and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. And a four-year/60,000km service plan is included, with 15,000km service intervals.
So the question now is not whether you're ready for life, but is life ready for you?
To arrange a test drive, please visit your nearest Ford dealership where Santa's elves will be happy to help you: www.ford.co.za/locate-a-dealer