Ford has launched its first compact sedan the Ford Figo Aspire with prices starting from Rs 4.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the petrol, Rs 5.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the diesel and Rs 7.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the petrol automatic which enters into a highly competitive segment and will takes on Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and Honda Amaze. The vehicle had made its debut as the Figo concept at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.
Coming to the dimensions, the car measures 3,995mm in length, 1,695mm in width, 1,525mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,491mm and 174mm of ground clearance. Despite being a sub-4 metre sedan, the Figo Aspire offers a decent 359-litre of boot space.
The exterior of the Ford Figo Aspire is made according to the company’s latest design language that influences its global product range. Prominent features include a 6-point chrome slat grille flanked by swept back headlamps, round fog lamps, wraparound tail lamps and a bold chrome embellishment running across the boot lid.
The compact sedan is offered with three engine options: a 1.2-liter Ti-VCT petrol – on all trim levels, a 1.5-liter TDCi diesel – on all trim levels, and a 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine only available on the Titanium trim level.
The 1.2-liter Ti-VCT petrol pumps out a power of 88 PS and has maximum torque of 112 Nm which is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.5-liter TDCi develops 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque through a 5-speed manual transmission as well. A 6-speed Powershift dual clutch automatic gearbox will be exclusively available on a 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol, which delivers 112 PS and 136 Nm of torque. The ARAI-rated fuel efficiency for the engines stand at 18.16 km/l for the 1.2-liter petrol, 17 km/l for the 1.5-petrol AT, and 25.83 km/l for the 1.5-liter diesel.
Inside, the design similes with the Ford Ecosport and Ford Fiesta. The car comes with a dual tone black and beige interior, leather upholstery for the top-end Titanium+ trim as standard, and a piano black center console. It is also added with Ford’s SYNC infotainment system running on a small display, a CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity, Ford MyKey, and power fold-able ORVMs.
For safety, Ford is offering dual airbags as standard across the range, while the top-end Titanium Plus trim comes with six airbags. Also, Titanium and Titanium+ trims feature ABS with EBD as standard.
The Figo Aspire is available in four trim levels — Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+. And the car comes with seven colour options – Ruby Red, Sparkling Gold, Oxford White, Tuxedo Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ingot Silver and Smoke Grey.
Ford Figo Aspire prices List:
1.2-litre Ambiente – Rs. 4.89 lakh
1.2-litre Trend – Rs. 5.76 lakh
1.2-litre Titanium – Rs. 6.69 lakh
1.2-litre Titanium+ – Rs. 7.24 lakh
1.5-litre (AT) Titanium – Rs. 7.79 lakh
1.5-litre Ambiente – Rs. 5.89 lakh
1.5-litre Trend – Rs. 6.76 lakh
1.5-litre Titanium – Rs. 7.69 lakh
1.5-litre Titanium+ – Rs. 8.24 lakh