Ford launched the updated 2019 Figo earlier this month and introduced a sportier looking ‘BLU’ trim for the first time in India. The same trim has now been spotted on the Aspire sedan sans any camouflage which means its launch might just be around the corner. So what will the Aspire BLU offer its customers?
Like the Figo BLU, the Aspire BLU will be the range-topping version and one that adds a bit of sportiness. While there will be no design changes as such, the BLU trim brings in external and internal tweaks. On the outside, the Aspire BLU is expected get blue inserts at places – for example around the Ford logo on the hood and around the fog lamp housing in the front bumper. Additionally, there will be extra sticker work on the car in the form of horizontal stripes on the side body and similar work on the boot lid.
But the biggest change will come in the form black out effect for the alloy wheels, external mirrors and the contrasting roof. This alone should make the Aspire look sporty enough to tickle the fantasies of new car buyers in the segment. The wheel size is expected to remain the same as the current Titanium model which means a size of 195/55 R15.
On the inside, the Aspire BLU, like its smaller sibling will receive blue inserts on the door pads, blue stitch for the seats and additional BLU badging as well. As this new trim will be the range topping version, expect the model to be fully loaded with features such as push button start, segment leading touch-screen interface, 6 Airbags, climate control et al.
The Aspire BLU will be offered with a choice of two engine options. These include a 1.2-litre DRAGON series petrol unit and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor. Both the engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The BLU is not offered with the Figo automatic (1.5) which makes us believe that Ford might follow the same pattern with the Aspire too.
Expect a premium of about Rs 10-15k for the BLU version over the current top spec Titanium+ variant. The current line up of compact sedans do not offer such an aesthetically better trim level yet. This should lend an upper edge to the Aspire in our opinion. The current prices for the top spec Titanium+ petrol and diesel trims are Rs 7.45 lakh and Rs 8.25 lakh respectively, prices being ex-showroom Delhi.