Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Ford Aspire diesel is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Aspire's diesel variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Ford Aspire with its competitors and other diesel B2 segment sedans.
What Are Ford Aspire Petrol’s Pros And Cons?
Aspire petrol’s USPs are:
Best-in-class ground clearance of 174mm
Widest tyres in the segment 195/55 R15
Longest wheelbase of 2490mm (Long wheelbase helps improve legroom)
Aspire’s shortcomings are:
No Android Auto/Apple Carplay
No automatic transmission
Smallest boot capacity of 359 litres
If you prefer watching our video instead of reading, then here’s our variant breakdown of 2020 Ford Aspire:
2020 Aspire with BS6 diesel engine is available in 3 variants - 1 less than Aspire petrol. Ambiente variant is not available with a diesel engine. The ex-showroom prices of Ford Aspire’s diesel variants are Rs. 90,000 more than petrol variants. It costs between Rs. 7.49 lakh and Rs. 8.34 lakh.
FORD ASPIRE PRICE LIST
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | MAY 2020
1.2L PETROL MT
1.5L DIESEL MT
Is The Trend Variant Of 2020 Ford Aspire Diesel Worth Buying?
The most affordable variant of the Aspire diesel is Trend and it costs Rs. 7.49 lakh. In case of the petrol engine, we’ve seen that the Aspire Trend is not a good value for money upgrade over the Ambiente but here we don’t have much choice as this is the starting point. Notable features of the Aspire Trend diesel BS6 are:
The Trend is naturally a better package as it covers the styling and functional features much better than the Ambiente variant but at a higher and expected cost. Since there is no Ambiente variant with the diesel engine, Trend becomes an easy choice to recommend for us.
FORD ASPIRE TREND DIESEL VARIANT
Rs. 7,49,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAY 2020
Dual Front Airbags
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs
ABS w/ EBD
AM/FM, USB & Bluetooth
All Power Windows
B-pillar Black Tape
Rear Parking Sensors
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Chrome Front Grille & Rear Applique
Front Seatbelt Reminder
Passenger Side Vanity Mirror
Parking Brake Tip in Chrome
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Remote central locking
14-inch Wheels w/ Wheel Covers
Front Power Outlet
Body Coloured Bumpers
Ford Pass (Connected Car Tech)
Fabric Seat Upholstery
Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests
Tachometer w/ Gear Shift Indicator
Driver & Passenger Front Seat Map Pockets
Is The Titanium Variant Of 2020 Ford Aspire Diesel Worth Buying?
The Titanium variant of the 2020 Ford Aspire diesel costs Rs. 7.99 lakh, which is Rs. 50,000 more than the Aspire Trend diesel. For this additional sum, you get features like:
While the price jump is justifiable because of high-value additions like alloys, keyless entry and touchscreen, none of these three features is a must-have. So, we’d suggest you buy the Trend variant instead, consider stretching a bit further for the Titanium Plus variant. Why do we say that? Let’s check it out and answer that question.
FORD ASPIRE TITANIUM DIESEL | FEATURES OVER TREND
Rs. 7,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAY 2020
Rear Parking Camera
7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
Push Button Start
15-inch Alloy Wheels
Is The Titanium Plus Variant Of 2020 Ford Aspire Diesel Worth Buying?
The Titanium Plus variant of the 2020 Ford Aspire diesel costs Rs. 35,000 more than the Titanium variant and is priced at Rs. 8.34 lakh (ex-showroom). For this sum, you get features like:
Once again the list is small but most of these are high-value features. Especially 4 extra airbags are exclusively available in the Aspire in the B2 sedan segment. Plus, the price is easily justifiable for these upgrades. So, the Titanium Plus variant is our top recommendation and the variant to buy, if you’re interested in the Ford Aspire with the BS6 diesel engine.
FORD ASPIRE TITANIUM+ DIESEL | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM
Rs. 8,34,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAY 2020
Front Fog Lamps
Side & Curtain Airbags
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Which Variant Of The 2020 Ford Aspire Diesel Offers The Most Value For Money?
FORD ASPIRE | RECOMMENDATION
EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | MAY 2020
It’s a good starting point for diesel buyers on a budget.
Value for money upgrade, over Trend but consider upgrading to Titanium Plus.
Our top recommended variant and the most value for money option
What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Ford Aspire Diesel?
Now that the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Tata Tigor are no longer available with a diesel engine, the Aspire diesel’s opponents are narrowed down to Amaze and Aura. The Aspire’s 100PS power output is on par with the Amaze and its torque output of 215Nm is the best in class. One major shortcoming here is that it isn’t available with an automatic transmission. The Aura and Amaze are both available with an automatic transmission. The Amaze gets a smoother CVT-type automatic, although with lower power, torque and fuel efficiency rating. The Aura diesel has a 5-speed AMT automatic, which is cheaper to buy, run and maintain.
FORD ASPIRE vs B2 SEGMENT SEDANS
DIESEL ENGINE SPECS
100PS @ 3750rpm
100PS @ 3600rpm
80PS @ 3600rpm
75PS @ 4000rpm
215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm
200Nm @ 1750rpm
160Nm @ 1750rpm
190Nm @ 1750 - 2250rpm
5MT & 5AMT
What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Ford Aspire?
Among these three B2 segment diesel sedans, the Aspire has the widest and tallest body with the longest wheelbase of 2490mm and the best ground clearance of 174mm. It also has the biggest fuel tank of 40 litres and the widest tyres in higher variants. The only place where it falls short is boot space, which is the smallest in this comparison at 359 litres.
FORD ASPIRE vs B2 SEGMENT SEDANS
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Ford Aspire?
2020 Aspire diesel is available in the following 5 colour options:
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