After many rumors and spy shots, Ford has finally launched the 2018 Aspire Facelift today in India. The Ford dealerships have already started accepting the bookings at just Rs 11,000, before the launch. The new Aspire has received a completely redesigned exterior as well as interior. Earlier, the company has revealed an official image of the facelifted version which has confirmed the launch, but now the vehicle has finally reached India.
2018 Aspire is equipped with a latest three-dimensional cellular grille highlighting chrome assent. It has got new modified sporty automatic headlamps and LED lamps. The vehicle is developed with all new front bumper, a comprehensive central air dam and revised round foglamps. The compact sedan is now installed with modernized 15” multi spoke alloy wheels and lightly squeezed tail lamps.
At the rear, the stylish and powerful Aspire is equipped with a rear bumper and a detailed black edge which makes the vehicle striking from the back. For the top spec Titanium variant, the company offers a new alloy wheel design.
Cabin & Safety Features
Ford has offered many new features inside the cabin. The dash is installed with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display that supports the company’s in-car connectivity system SYNC3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The touchscreen also supports voice command. The interior has been given a twin-shade black-beige concept which looks just fabulous. It will come with six airbags and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution). To enhance the safety feature the vehicle gets ABS as standard. It also gets Hill-Launch Assist only for the top specs variant.
The beautiful car has also received aircon vents highlighting interpreted USB sockets, auto climate control, and a start-stop button. The interior will highlight an extremely beautiful new floating touchscreen in the center console. The vehicle gets piano-black treatment in the interior as well. It has got Ford’s DNA in terms of safety and performance.
Engine & Performance
The new Aspire will run on a 1.2-liter TiVCT three-cylinder, petrol engine which will generate 96 PS of power and 120 Nm of torque. While, the diesel variant will be powered by 1.5 liters, 4 cylinder engine generating 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of torque. The petrol, as well as diesel engine, is combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The company has also offered a 1.5-liter petrol engine which produces 110 PS of power and 136 Nm of torque combined to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine claims a fuel efficiency at 26.1 kmpl whereas, the petrol unit claims at 20.4 kmpl.
Rival & Price
Addressing the event, Ford India president and MD, Anurag Mehrotra said there are 1 million Fords running on the road in India. In the last 5 years, the company has noticed a remarkable sales mark. The new Ford Aspire is a great combination of Substance, Power, and Style. The company has introduced a new Red variant of the updated model which looks dashing. The vehicle is available in total seven standard colors: White Gold, Moondust Silver, Smoke Grey, Absolute Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ruby Red, and Oxford White.
Here is the price range of different variants of Ford Aspire.
|Manual Transmission||Petrol (1.2L TiVCT)||Diesel (1.5L TDCi)|
|Ambiente||Rs 5.55 lakhs||Rs 6.45 lakhs|
|Trend||Rs 5.99 lakhs||Rs 6.89 lakhs|
|Trend+||Rs 6.39 lakhs||Rs 7.29 lakhs|
|Titanium||Rs 6.79 lakhs||Rs 7.69 lakhs|
|Titanium+||Rs 7.24 lakhs||Rs 8.14 lakhs|
|AT Petrol (1.5L TiVCT)||Rs. 8.49 lakhs|
All prices above are ex-showroom Delhi prices. The vehicle will rival against Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze.
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