Ford India has lined up massive discounts on the Figo hatchback and Aspire compact sedan. Both cars are being sold with discounts of Rs. 1 lakh at the dealer end, making them very attractive propositions for buyers. The discounts are being given in order to clear stocks of both cars, before the facelifted models are launched in a few weeks from now. Both the Figo and Aspire will get stylistic tweaks to look fresher than before.
The facelift will also upgrade the interiors of both cars by adding a larger, touchscreen infotainment unit running Ford’s SYNC3 interface. The entry-level petrol engine will replaced by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder unit from the Dragon line-up. This engine will make more power and torque than the outgoing unit, and is rated at 96 Bhp-120 Nm.
The 1.5-litre TDCI turbocharged diesel engine with 98.6 Bhp-215 Nm will remain unchanged. Both engines will feature 5-speed manual gearboxes as standard. Ford is also expected to add a 1.5-litre Dragon petrol engine with 120 Bhp-150 Nm to both the Figo and Aspire Facelifts, a few months down the line. The larger petrol engine is expected to be offered with a new, 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, a combination that’s currently offered on the EcoSport Compact SUV. These are pretty much the changes expected on the Figo and Aspire Facelifts.
Considering how competitively Ford has priced the recently launched Freestyle hatchback-based crossover, both the Figo and Aspire Facelifts are likely to be sharply priced as well. Expect the Figo Facelift’s prices to start at under Rs. 5 lakh, while that of the Aspire Facelift could start from under Rs. 5.5 lakh. Considering the fact that Ford dealers have already started clearing stocks of the current Figo and Aspire, it’s just a matter of time before the facelifted cars are launched here.