Ford has launched a CNG compatible version of its Aspire compact sedan. There are two variants-Ambiente and Trend Plus and they are priced at Rs 6.27 lakhs and 7.12 lakhs, respectively.
The Aspire CNG uses the latest sequential technology to ensure a smooth driving experience. The CNG kit is integrated with the engine control unit (ECU) to ensure optimised gas flow in each cylinder. Special engineering elements such as front stabiliser bar have been added to accommodate extra CNG cylinder weight.
These CNG powered variants are the same as the standard Ambiente and Trend Plus variants and thus get the same feature list, design and layout. This includes embedded satellite navigation, infotainment system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, rear-view camera, remote central locking, automatic air-conditioner and power windows.
In a statement, Ford said that the CNG-powered compact sedan will offer the lowest cost of ownership and come equipped with a standard two-year or 100,000km standard warranty. With long scheduled service interval of one-year/10,000km, owners will be required to get their CNG kits serviced once every two-years or after 20,000km.
The new Aspire CNG is yet another fuel-efficient, and eco-friendly alternative for our value conscious customers,” said Vinay Raina, executive director – marketing, sales and service, at Ford India. “With maintenance cost as low as just 46 paise per km, the New Aspire CNG will offer great peace of mind to customers, without compromising on performance, safety or space,” he added.