Yes, we brought you pricing as long ago as early April 2020 but Ford’s Figo Freestyle has now officially joined the Blue Oval brand's range in South Africa.

As we pointed out in that original story, the fresh-faced cross-hatch – conceived to take on the likes of the Toyota Etios Cross, Renault Sandero Stepway and Volkswagen Polo Vivo – is offered in two trim levels.

The Figo 1,5 Trend Freestyle is priced at R226 700, which makes it some R14 800 more expensive than the hatch on which it’s based. The Figo 1,5 Titanium Freestyle, meanwhile, tops the range at R247 500, commanding a R11 800 premium over the hatch version.

Like the six other variants in the Figo hatch and sedan line-up, the Freestyle derivatives each employ the Blue Oval brand’s naturally aspirated 1,5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, which here directs 91 kW (rather than 88 kW) and 150 N.m to the front axle. Freestyle models are offered exclusively in five-speed manual guise.

The Freestyle features a raised ride height of 190 mm, which is some 16 mm loftier than the standard Figo hatch. Roof rails are fitted as standard.

Inside, you’ll find model-specific seat trim, featuring striped elements between black side panels as well as contrasting stitching. Door scuff plates and “all-weather” floor mats are also included. Standard kit includes rear parking sensors.

The Trend variant comes fitted with Ford’s “device dock”, while the Titanium derivative upgrades to a 6,5-inch colour display running the brand’s Sync3 system, plus offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and displaying a video feed from the reverse camera.

Other standard kit for the Titanium model includes automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic headlamps and rain-sensing windscreen wipers. While the Trend variant features two airbags, the Titanium derivative adds side and curtain items.

The below pricing includes a four-year/120 000 km warranty and a service plan covering four years or 60 000 km (with intervals of 15 000 km).

Pricing:
Ford Figo 1,5 Ambiente hatch: R202 100
Ford Figo 1,5 Ambiente sedan: R208 500
Ford Figo 1,5 Trend hatch: R211 900
Ford Figo 1,5 Trend sedan: R217 300
Ford Figo 1,5 Trend Freestyle: R226 700
Ford Figo 1,5 Titanium hatch: R235 700
Ford Figo 1,5 Trend AT hatch: R235 900
Ford Figo 1,5 Titanium Freestyle: R247 500