Ford will launch a facelifted Figo Aspire compact sedan this year. The car will be inspired by the upcoming Ford Freestyle hatchback based crossover. Here is CarToq rendering artist’s interpretation of what the facelifted Figo Aspire will look like.
The car will feature a refreshed front end. Key changes on the front include restyled headlamps, a new grille design, daytime running LEDs above the fog lamps and an inverted grille design on the front bumper. Another stylistic change on the car will be redesigned alloy wheels.
The interiors of the car make get a minor makeover with revised fabric for the seats and a new touchscreen infotainemt system with Ford’s latest SYNC3 interface. SYNC3 will allow Figo Aspire owners to connect their smartphone to the car’s infotainment system through voice commands and Bluetooth.
The SYNC3 interface will also offer emergency assist. The key mechanical change on the facelifted Figo Aspire will be a brand new petrol engine. This 3 cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon series will displace 1.2 liters and will have class leading outputs of 95 Bhp and 115 Nm. The engine will get a new 5 speed manual gearbox from Getrag.
The diesel engine will be the same 1.5 liter TDCI turbocharged unit with 98.6 Bhp of peak power and 205 Nm of peak torque. A 5 speed manual gearbox will be standard on this engine. It remains to be seen if Ford also offers the larger 1.5 liter Dragon petrol engine on the Figo Aspire along with a 6 speed automatic gearbox option.
Prices of the new car is expected to be similar to outgoing version. The hatchback version of the Aspire – called the Figo – will also get similar changes and engine options but will be priced much lower than the compact sedan. The hatchback is also expected to be launched in India in months from now.