Ford is all set to launch the Figo Aspire Facelift on the 4th of October 2018. A new set of spyshots that show the upcoming car’s interiors confirm that an automatic variant will be on offer with the facelifted Figo Aspire. While the Figo Aspire will get petrol and turbocharged diesel engine options, it’s the petrol variant that’ll get the automatic transmission option. Traction control will be offered on the automatic gearbox-equipped variants.
The engine in question is the 1.2 litre Dragon petrol unit that Ford debuted on the Freestyle. This triple cylinder engine makes class-leading outputs of 95 Bhp-120 Nm. The automatic gearbox on offer will be a 6 speed torque converter unit from Getrag that’s also seen on the Ford EcoSport Petrol AT.
The petrol engine will get a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard, and even this gearbox is a new unit that will be sourced from Getrag. The same engine gearbox option is expected to be offered on the facelifted Figo hatchback, the Aspire’s sibling that’ll also be launched later this year.
Both cars will also feature the same diesel engine, in the form of a 1.5 litre turbocharged unit making 98.6 Bhp-215 Nm. The diesel engine will operate with a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard on both cars. Apart from the new engines and gearboxes, the Figo twins will get a slew of cosmetic changes and new features.
Talking about the changes on the outside, both cars will receive a revised front grille, bumpers and new fog lamp housings. The alloy wheels will get a refresh while the insides will see the addition of a brand new touchscreen infotainment unit. The touchscreen infotainment unit will sit on the car’s dashboard and will feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, apart from Ford’s SYNC3 interface that adds a host of other features.
Both the Figo Aspire and Figo Facelifts are expected to be very well priced considering how Ford undercut competition with the Freestyle’s pricing. We expect the Ford Aspire Facelift to start from about 5.2 lakhs, with the Figo coming in at about Rs. 4.5 lakhs. At these prices, these cars will offer tremendous value for money.