Ford India recently launched a facelifted version of the Aspire, which was the first upgrade for the sedan, received after 3 years of its launch. Ford Aspire is one of the best Ford cars in India in terms of sales as well as performance. The Ford Aspire price starts from around Rs. 5.5 lakh and goes up to Rs. 8.5 lakh.
The new Ford Aspire 2018 comes with some cosmetic updates and two petrol engine options. Here in the following, some of the key features of the subcompact sedan are listed, that will give you a better idea about the facelifted model.
The new Ford Aspire gets a lot of modifications done in the exterior. The grille is new and it features an optional silver paint with chrome surroundings. The headlamps come with a new design along with a new cluster. The round shaped fog lamps, C-shaped chrome inserts and new wider air-drums are placed on the new bumper.
The ORVMs also get a brand new feature and it rides on the multi-spoke alloy wheels of 15-inch. The taillights also feature a new design.
The 2018 Ford Aspire facelift features the same black coloured interior. The dashboard features a new design and also has a touchscreen infotainment display of 6.5-inch. The centre aircon buttons gets a new position. The other parts of the interior feature a similar treatment as the pre-facelift model.
Speaking of the safety features, the vehicle comes with ABD with EBD. It also features dual airbags for the driver and the front passenger. The seatbelt reminder and rear parking sensors are standard across all the variants.
However, the top-spec models come with six airbags. rear parking camera and perimeter alarm, traction control system and electronic stability programme.
The power plant
The Ford Aspire facelift comes with two petrol along with a diesel engine. The vehicle has a 1.2-litre unit along with a 1.5-litre engine. The first one is capable of churning out a maximum of 95 bhp power and 120 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The bigger one pushes out 123 bhp of maximum power and a peak torque of 150 Nm. It is pared to a 6-speed gearbox.
The diesel variant derives the power from a 1.5-litre TDCI engine, which can make up to 99 hp of power and a 215 Nm of peak torque. Both the maximum power comes at a rev range between 3750 rpm, while the peak torque will be available at a rev range between 1750 to 3000 rpm. The drive is sent to the wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.
With the new engines, aggressive pricing and modified equipment, its look like the new Ford Aspire is back in the game. It has a huge prospect to change the automaker’s drowning situation in the Indian market. It is now giving a tough competition to the other players of the segment, including Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
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