Ford will launch the new Figo Aspire sedan in India on August 12. The new compact sedan will enter the highly competitive market to take on the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and Tata Zest.
The Figo Aspire is a relatively good looking car with the new global design and ‘Aston Martin-styled’ grille. The sub-four metre version has been developed specifically for the Indian market and offers plenty of space both for the front and rear passengers. The car does not score very highly on the features list, though the safety have been given priority and even the base version will get two airbags as standard fitment. While the top-end variant will offer six airbags (first in segment) and some of the other features like the rear parking sensors will be available as accessories through the dealership.
The Figo Aspire will be available with the choice of two petrol and one diesel engine. The 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine developing 87bhp of power and 112Nm of torque comes mated to a five-speed gearbox and will return an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 18.16kmpl. The other petrol engine is the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT churning out 110.5bhp along with 136Nm of peak torque through the six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of this DCT is 17kmpl. The diesel set up is the same 1.5-litre mill from the Fiesta producing 99bhp and 215Nm of torque, coupled with the five-speed manual transmission. The ARAI rating for the diesel version is 25.83kmpl.
We recently drove the car and here is our first drive review. The Figo Aspire will be available in 10 variants and we are looking for a competitive price tag to take on the established products.