Johannesburg - When Ford launched its facelifted Figo hatch and sedan recently, it came with a bunch of visual enhancements and a new engine, but the range was missing a flagship model for those that want all the latest cabin tech.

Now the Ambiente and Trend model grades have been joined by a Titanium flagship model, bringing with it Ford’s latest Sync3 infotainment system, linked to a 16.5cm touchscreen.

The system brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as ‘conversational’ voice command and various on-board apps. The system also incorporates a reverse camera.

Other spec enhancements unique to the Titanium include Ford’s programmable ‘MyKey’, audio controls on the steering wheel, auto headlight and windscreen wipers and four-way height adjustment for the driver’s seat.

The flagship gains extra airbags too in the form of dual size and full-length side curtains to supplement the dual front crash bags that are fitted across the range.

Visual differentiation comes in the form of 15-inch alloy wheels, and a chrome surround for the grille and front fog lamp bezels.

Powering the Titanium is the same recently-introduced 1.5-litre normally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine that powers the rest of the line-up. It produces 88kW and 150Nm and is mated to a manual gearbox - only the mid-range Trend model is available with Ford’s six-speed automatic gearbox.

HATCH

1.5 Ambiente manual R182 900
1.5 Trend manual R192 900
1.5 Trend auto R207 900
1.5 Titanium manual R215 900

SEDAN

1.5 Ambiente manual R188 900
1.5 Trend manual R197 950

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