Ford India has launched the new Aspire in five trims. The new Ford Aspire price in India starts from Rs 5.55 lakh and goes all the way to Rs 8.45 lakh, ex-showroom pan India. These prices are lower than that of the outgoing trim. Changes in the new Ford Aspire include a new engine-transmission, standard safety features and more economy.
New engine and transmission in the new Ford Aspire?
This engine is the same one we have experienced in the Freestyle petrol. The 96PS/120Nm 1.2-litre engine comes from the Dragon series and has a rated fuel efficiency of 20.4kmpl. This engine can only be ordered with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Ford also offers a revised 1.5-litre petrol engine that can be paired with a 6-speed torque converter. Yes, Ford has replaced the dual clutch transmission. The engine makes more power now at 123PS/150Nm. The new Ford Aspire automatic claimed mileage is 16.3kmpl.
Ford still offers the torquey 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 100PS/215Nm. A 5-speed manual is the only choice of transmission available here. The claimed fuel efficiency is 26.1kmpl.
Safety features of the new Ford Aspire
Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, driver-shotgun seat belt reminder and engine immobiliser are standard. The variant list includes Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. The automatic is available only on Titanium trim.
Other safety features include emergency assist, perimeter alarm, side and curtain airbags. Hill Assist, ESP and traction control are offered with the automatic trim only.
What’s fresh in the design of the new Ford Aspire?
For starters, the front is shared with the Freestyle. However the black inserts from the lower part of the bumper are replaced by chrome here. The grille too receives chrome on it. There are new 15-inch alloys on offer on the top trim while the lower ones get 14-inchers. The rear bumper too has been slightly revised. There are two new colors which have been introduced- Moondust Silver and Deep Impact Blue.
Inside the cabin, there is a mix of grey and beige colors. Automatic climate control, auto headlights and wipers are also on offer. The highlight is the 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto as well as Apple Carplay. It also has navigation and is backed by Sync3 software.
In terms of warranty, Ford offers a five year warranty or one lakh kilometers coverage. You can check the periodic maintenance shown below for the next 10 years.
Also check our specifications comparison with the Dzire and Amaze