The facelifted Ford Figo Aspire is just days away from being launched in India. The car will be launched here on the 4th of October. The leaks began well before a month of launch, and the latest leak reveals studio pictures of the car, which more or less reveals the compact sedan inside-out. The Figo Aspire Facelift will get revised styling on the front and rear, with sharper bumpers and a new front grille. On the inside, the biggest change will be to the dashboard, which now gets a new touchscreen infotainment system. The higher variants of the car are likely to pack in Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment interface, which adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The interiors of the car will continue to feature a beige-black finish to give occupants a sense of airyness. Of course, the beige trim will endow the car with a feel of premiumness although such a colour scheme could be a pain to maintain in dusty and grimy Indian conditions.
Mechanically, the facelifted Ford Figo Aspire will get a new 1.2 liter-3 cylinder Dragon petrol engine – the same unit that made its India debut on the Freestyle. This motor will make an identical 95 Bhp-120 Nm on the Figo Aspire Facelift, and will be paired to a new 5 speed manual gearbox.
This petrol engine will also receive a new, 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox – the same unit that’s also seen on the Ford EcoSport. The diesel engine will remain unchanged though. Displacing 1.5 liters, the 4 cylinder turbo diesel will continue putting out 98.6 Bhp-215 Nm. A 5 speed manual gearbox will be standard with the diesel engine.
The Figo Aspire Facelift will be followed by the facelifted Figo hatchback into the Indian car market. The Figo hatchback will get similar changes in terms of styling and mechanicals. It’s not known if Ford will launch high performance S variants of the facelifted Figo Aspire and Figo. As for pricing, both the facelifted cars are likely to be priced lower than the outgoing models. We expect the Figo Aspire to undercut the best selling Maruti Dzire by at least Rs. 20,000-30,000. As for the Figo Facelift, the hatchback is likely to undercut the Maruti Swift by a similar figure.