CAR

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Af­ter sell­ing Jaguar, Volvo and As­ton Martin, Ford could fo­cus – par­don the pun – on its own cars. That cer­tainly paid off and gave us the new Mus­tang, the new Ever­est and the soon-to-be-re­leased Ford GT su­per­car. But Ford also needed some­thing af­ford­able for the masses, some­thing cheaper than the Fi­esta, which had gone up-mar­ket. The an­swer came in the pre­vi­ous-gen Fi­esta, which was re­named Figo, built in In­dia and sold for a lit­tle over R100 000 when in­tro­duced. When Ford con­tem­plated its re­place­ment, it came up with an en­tirely new In­dian-built Figo. I drove the tur­bod­iesel ver­sion.

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