In weeks from now, Ford will launch a facelifted Figo Aspire compact sedan in India. Going by the super-sharp pricing that Ford has resorted to for the Figo Freestyle, an extremely competitive price tag is likely for the facelifted Figo Aspire as well. The car is likely to undercut both the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze – two of India’s best selling compact sedans – quite significantly. Here is a video that shows what the red coloured version of the facelifted Figo Aspire will look like. In red colour, most of the new styling details on the facelifted car really stand out. Here, take a look at the video.
As the video indicates, the facelifted Ford Figo Aspire will feature a refreshed front end. Styling changes will include a new front grille, a revised bumper and fog lamp housing, and a chrome surround for the grille. The alloy wheels will get a revised design and so will the rear bumper.
On the inside, the dashboard will host a new, pop-up touchscreen infotainment console, similar to the one seen on the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the recently launched Freestyle. An additional feature or two is also likely to be added to the insides of he refreshed car.
As for engines, the petrol engine will be an all-new unit, first seen on the Freestyle. The 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Dragon petrol engine will put out 95 Bhp-120 Nm, and will be normally aspirated. This motor will get a new 5-speed manual gearbox. Ford could also offer a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with this engine.
As for the diesel engine, the tried and tested 1.5-litre Duratorq turbocharged diesel will continue to do duty. This engine makes 98.6 Bhp-215 Nm, and is highly regarded for its peppy performance and minimal turbo lag. The diesel will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.
It remains to be seen if Ford also launches a high-performance S variant of the Figo Aspire in facelifted trim. If launched, such a model is expected to get revised styling cues and stiffer suspension. More details about the S variants are likely to be revealed at launch.