Ford exports the made-in-India 2018 Ford Aspire a.k.a. Figo sedan to various markets across the world.
Ford India’s success story lies in mainly one product, the Figo. The company introduced the hatchback as the perfect product for India as it was highly spacious and practical yet was quite pocket-friendly when it comes to parts and maintenance. The automaker did that by dividing the parts into child parts and selling each separately. Now, the Figo name has evolved into a hatchback, compact sedan and the upcoming crosshatch. The Ford Aspire has been due for a facelift this year and the same has been spotted testing in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. Read along to find more details of the upcoming 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift.
Our friends at IndianAutosBlog shared a couple of spy shots of the upcoming 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift. The car was spied in Ahmedabad, Gujrat earlier this week. Since the Aspire being tested here is the export model, the vehicle is a left-hand drive. India, along with every other market, will receive the Aspire a.k.a. Figo Sedan facelift this year.
2018 Ford Aspire Facelift – Launch Price
The launch of the 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift is going to take place sometime in the Q4 2018. Before the Aspire facelift, Ford is expected to launch the Freestyle in Q2, 2018. We expect the prices to change slightly as the updated Aspire will feature new Infotainment system amongst other updates.
2018 Ford Aspire Facelift – Specifications
The spy shots of the 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift seen above feature the over 4-meter variant that is supplied to certain markets globally. In India, Ford sells the compact version of the sedan which extends to a total of 3,995 mm, much like the Ecosport. This allows the manufacturer to enjoy a reduced tax structure of 29%. Elsewhere, the Aspire holds a length of 4,254 mm.
2018 Ford Aspire Facelift – Facelift Updates
The upcoming 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift will feature an updated hexagonal grille with honeycomb mesh design, slimmer and wider lower grille, reshaped fog lamp housing, updated bumper design and slightly tweaked tail lamps and rear bumper. On the inside, the Aspire facelift will carry the new SYNC 3 infotainment system with 6.5-inch touchscreen amongst other small upgrades. The infotainment screen is missing on the test mule perhaps the test mule being a lower variant.
2018 Ford Aspire Facelift – Drivetrain
The upcoming 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift will feature the updated 1.2-litre engine from the Dragon family that debuted earlier this week in the Figo Freestyle. The three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine offers 96 PS of power and 120 Nm of torque. Ford is expected to pair the engine with the MX65 5-speed transmission from Getrag. We expect Ford to introduce the new 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon family on the upcoming Aspire facelift as well mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine that makes 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of torque will be carried over as is.
Stay tuned for the latest news updates on the 2018 Ford Aspire.
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