Ford Figo Aspire: Recently, American multinational automotive manufacturer, Ford Motor Company finalized to stop the manufacturing of existing Ford Aspire sedan. However, the model will only end from the Indian factory situated in Sanand, Gujarat. The company stopped model 15th March 2018, while the last model Let’s with a poster over the windscreen which showed the last date mentioned. The company created total 3,01,394 units of the Ford Aspire in Gujarat factory. It included a notice at the back which stated ‘Last Car Body B562’.
Ford India exists in the country earlier 1995, but their market share in India remains at 3 percent only. They are ruling two automotive factories in India, and the company’s trades in the Indian market is nearly a third of their trading products. The well-known Ford Figo Aspire was officially revealed in the year 2015, however, after some time the title was changed to Ford Aspire.
After the manufacture of the last unit of Ford Aspire sedans being rolled out, the automotive manufacturer is all set to introduce the next-gen Ford Aspire facelift, which is expected to come shortly this year. The existing model of Aspire has successfully marketed in India for more than three years. With the increasing technologies in the automotive manufacturing, the company needs to add more advanced features in its vehicles so, they are finally introducing the brand-new facelift model in place of standard variant.
The company has highly renewed the new facelift version in terms of exterior design as well as the latest petrol engine. You will now notice the brand-new variant with innovative alloy wheels, including modernized front and back concept as well as a renewed cabin. Now, it will be available with a modern 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder Dragon range petrol motor which will be capable of producing 94 bhp of peak power and 114 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be combined with a latest five-speed manual gearbox transmission. However, the feature for diesel motor will remain unchanged which was 1.5 liters TDCi. So, the diesel variant will produce power with the same engine.
Some years before, we have seen another company that has ended their nation trades. The company was called GM, which was an American automotive manufacturer. They were selling their products in India since 1997, however, the company was closed last year. In the long period, they also failed to acquire much profit in the Indian market. At present, GM is utilizing its India factory for making vehicles for the export purpose only. Let’s see whether Ford will be successful in latest version or will fail like the GM.