Ford India to launch the much-awaited Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan in the Indian car market by the mid-2015. Ford, the American automaker is all set to enter into the highly competitive sub-4 metre compact sedan segment. At the 2014 Delhi Motor Show, the company showcased the new Figo compact sedan concept (global concept). The new compact sedan- the Figo Aspire has already been revealed to media at the inauguration of Ford's new Sanand manufacturing unit in Gujarat.
Ford Aspire Exterior
Talking about styling, the Ford Figo Aspire seems aggressive and appealing than the contemporaries. Upfront is the chrome clad Aston Martin-like grille that is smartly associated with a pair of large sweptback headlamps. The side profile features aggressive creases that run across the length, while the body coloured door handles and ORVMs further enhances the overall appearance. It comes with a 14-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels. At the back, the car features a flat boot cover adorn with ample chrome treatment, silver toned diffuser on rear bumper and boomerang shaped taillights.
Ford Aspire Interior
The cabin of the Figo Aspire seems inspired from the EcoSport and Fiesta sedan. It is likely to share components with larger siblings that mean a segment leading features could be offered. The sedan will get the SYNC2 infotainment system, while the steering will get controls for audio and telephony. Feature list include electronically adjustable ORVMS, six airbags (driver & co-driver, side and curtain airbags), comfortable seats, ABS with EBD, My Ford Dock that allow owner to store, mount and charge mobile phone, and automatic climate control.
Ford Aspire Engine & Specification
The Ford Figo Aspire is likely to be offered in three engine options- 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre Sigma petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. While the entry-level 1.2L gasoline engine is good for 70PS of power and 102Nm of torque, the oil burner will produce 90PS and 204Nm of torque. Both engines will be paired to a five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to front wheels. The range-topping model could get 1.5-litre Sigma petrol motor mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which produces 109bhp of power.
Ford Aspire Price & Competition
The Figo Aspire compact sedan is priced in the range of INR 5.28 lakh to Rs. 8.54 lakh(ex-showroom Delhi). The sub-4 metre car rivals against the likes of Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Swift Dzire and Tata Zest.