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    Refreshed Ford Aspire spied prior to India launch

    by Monalisa Saha on Thursday, May 10 2018

    Ford Aspire Main

    The upcoming refreshed Ford Aspire has been spied very recently again. Despite the model being partially camouflaged, quite a few new details have emerged from the spy shots of the facelift Ford Aspire subcompact sedan. The cabin of the car has been also spied in this new set of spy shots offering a sneak-peek at the interior features of the sub-4 meter sedan model. Going by the new clear details it can be easier to figure out what all can be expected from the refreshed new Ford Aspire sedan and its hatchback counterpart Ford Figo.

    As far as the exterior styling updates are concerned, the new updated Ford Aspire sedan will flaunt a newly designed hexagonal shaped mesh radiator grille. There is a revised front bumper and a revised slightly sleeker and wider airdam. The car also seems to get slightly revised headlights and LED position lights. The sedan flaunts new stylish alloy wheels and an otherwise unchanged side profile. At the rear, there is a restyled bumper and mildly updated tail lights as well to make the car offer an overall fresh look.

    However, a very interesting thing is that the spied model was spotted with a clear "Figo Aspire" logo, which is very surprising as the company dropped the Figo name from the sedan version last year.

    There are some clear images of the interior of the new refreshed Ford Aspire as well. As per the pictures, the cabin of the updated Aspire looks very similar to the one seen on the recently launched Ford Freestyle crossover. The clearly visible features include a floating touchscreen display integrated infotainment system on a piano black finished centre console. The new unit gets rid of a whole bunch of buttons to offer a neat and smart looking interior. The central air-con vents have been repositioned due to the new infotainment unit as well. A pushbutton engine start/stop button can also be noticed placed closer to the driver. An automatic shifter lever can also be spotted, which only means that the spied model is an automatic variant. The Aspire is already available with both manual and automatic transmission variants, and it will continue to be so. The Aspire will also continue to be offered in black and beige interior colour scheme, but the new interior changes are definitely nice.

    Ford Aspire
    Ford Aspire
    Ford Aspire
    Ford Aspire

    Under the hood, the new Ford Aspire facelift model is likely to come powered by the new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Dragon petrol mill which was introduced on the brand new Freestyle, while the same 1.5 litre 4-cylinder diesel motor choice will continue. The petrol mill generates a max power of 94 bhp along with 115 Nm of top torque, while the diesel motor delivers 99 bhp and 215 Nm. The top-end trim of the Aspire is expected to get the new 123 bhp, 1.5 litre Dragon petrol engine that was introduced with the refreshed EcoSport SUV. There will be a standard 5-speed manual transmission and a 6 speed automatic transmission choice.

    The updated new Ford Aspire will rival the new-gen Honda Amaze and the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire apart from others in the Indian subcompact sedan segment.


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