Facelifted Ford Figo Aspire launched: Cheaper than Maruti Dzire

Ford Figo Aspire Facelift Featured

Ford India has just launched the facelifted Figo Aspire – India’s most powerful compact sedan. Before we get into the details of what makes the facelifted Figo Aspire the country’s most powerful sub-4 meter sedan, here’s pricing details. The facelifted Figo Aspire starts from Rs. 5.55 lakhs ex-showroom India, for the base Ambiente 1.2 Petrol variant going all the way up to Rs. 8.15 lakhs for the top-end 1.5 Diesel Titanium+ variant. These prices make the new Aspire slightly cheaper than the best selling Maruti Dzire,whose prices start from Rs. 5.56 lakhs. Bookings are now open, and deliveries of the new car will start right from today.

Facelifted Ford Figo Aspire launched: Cheaper than Maruti Dzire

Now, coming to why the Ford Figo Aspire Facelift is India’s most powerful compact sedan, the automatic variant packs in a 1.5 liter-3 cylinder Dragon petrol engine borrowed from the EcoSport. This motor makes 123 Bhp-150 Nm, making the Figo Aspire Facelift the most powerful car in its class. A 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox accompanies this motor, and fuel efficiency is rated at 16.3 Kmpl.

Variant wise prices, ex-showroom India

Manual Transmission

Petrol (1.2L TiVCT)

Diesel (1.5L TDCi)

New Ford Aspire Ambiente

INR 555,000

INR 645,000

New Ford Aspire Trend

INR 599,000

INR 689,000

New Ford Aspire Trend [+]

INR 639,000

INR 729,000

New Ford Aspire Titanium

INR 679,000

INR 769,000

New Ford Aspire Titanium [+]

INR 724,000

INR 814,000

Automatic Transmission

Petrol (1.5L TiVCT)

New Ford Aspire Titanium

INR 849,000

The other two engines offered on the new car are the 1.2 liter-3 cylinder Dragon petrol unit with 95 Bhp-120 Nm – an all-new unit that made its debut in the Freestyle. A new 5 speed manual gearbox accompanies this motor. The diesel engine is the usual suspect – the 1.5 liter TDCI mill with 98.6 Bhp-215 Nm. The diesel engine also gets a five speed manual gearbox as standard. While the 1.2 liter petrol delivers a mileage of 20.4 Kmpl, the diesel offers 26.1 Kmpl.

Facelifted Ford Figo Aspire launched: Cheaper than Maruti Dzire

The facelifted Figo Aspire gets a host of changes, both on the outside and inside. The changes on the outside include a new grille, revised front and rear bumpers, revised alloy wheel design, and new fog lamp housings. On the inside, the dashboard gets a makeover with the addition of a new touchscreen infotainment unit. The colour scheme on the inside is also refreshed. All variants get twin airbags, ABS+EBD, power steering and air conditioning as standard. 5 year/100,000 Kms warranty is standard. The car will take on the likes of the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor and Volkswagen Ameo.

Facelifted Ford Figo Aspire launched: Cheaper than Maruti Dzire

As for the various other features offered on multiple variants, here’s the split:

Ambiente 1.2 Petrol & 1.5 Diesel offer,

12V DC power outlet
Fabric seats
Tilt steering
Front power windows
Rear parking sensors
Seatbelt reminder for driver and passenger seat

Trend 1.2 Petrol & 1.5 Diesel add,

Body-coloured door handles and wing mirrors
Rear seat centre armrest
Rear power windows
Passenger vanity mirror
Radio with USB, Bluetooth and four speakers
Boot lamp
Gear shift indicator
Turn indicators on wing mirrors
Remote keyless entry

Trend+ 1.2 Petrol and 1.5 Diesel add,

7.0-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system
Front fog lamps
Rear defogger
Automatic climate control

Titanium 1.2 petrol, 1.5 diesel, 1.5 petrol AT add,

Chrome grille surround
Push button start

Titanium 1.2 petrol, 1.5 diesel, 1.5 petrol AT add,

6.5-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system
Six-speed automatic gearbox (1.5 petrol only)
Hill start assist (AT only)
ESP (AT only)
Traction control (AT only)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Ford Sync3
Emergency assistance service
Dual USB ports
Dual front, side and curtain airbags