- Gets cosmetic changes and new features
- Five trims with three engine options
- AT available in Titanium variant only
Ford has launched the latest iteration of the Aspire with prices starting at Rs 5.55 lakhs. The facelifted compact sedan is being offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Dragon Series, a 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel unit.
The updated Aspire gets a new face with honeycomb pattern chrome grille, C-shaped fog lamp pods and revised bumpers. It rides on a stylish set of multi-spoke alloy wheels, while there are revised tail lamps and a new chrome slat at the back. These visual updates make it look similar to the larger Figo sedan on sale in South Africa.
The carmaker is offering the Aspire in five trim levels with changes to the equipment inside. There's the same beige and black treatment from its predecessor, but what adds to the freshness is the new floating touch screen infotainment system. This unit looks similar to the one on the new Freestyle and the EcoSport and supports Ford's in-car connectivity system SYNC3, in addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Dragon Series petrol engine is new to the Aspire, which is the same 95bhp mill that debuted on the Freestyle. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the 110bhp 1.5-litre petrol powerplant is being offered with a new six-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. Meanwhile, the diesel model continues to be powered by the tried-and-tested 100bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Ford had first launched the Aspire for the Indian market in August 2015. This facelift is the first major update for the car in three years and looks promising with regards to the cosmetic changes and feature offerings. Below are the variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the car -