The Ford Aspire Blu necessarily sports some cosmetic changes with lots of black treatment and contrasting blue highlights.
Ford has launched a new limited edition ‘Blu’ variant of the Aspire compact sedan. The new Ford Aspire Blu edition is similar to the Ford Figo Blu edition that was launched some time ago. The Blu edition mainly gets some cosmetic changes, both on the interior and the exterior and comes with both petrol and diesel powertrains. The petrol has been priced at Rs. 7.40 lakhs and the diesel at Rs. 8.20 lakhs, both prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
The Blu edition of the Aspire comes in the second from top, Titanium trim with the manual transmission. There are some distinct visual differences. Up front, there’s a new black mesh grille with all-black surrounds. There’s a blackened roof and wing mirrors and the C-shaped fog lamp cluster now comes with some blue decals on them. At the sides, there’s some more sporty decals and the 15 inch alloy wheels have been blackened out as well. At the rear, there’s some more black decals and the ‘Blu’ lettering. All the black treatment with the vibrant blue decals does give the car a sporty and mean look.
Also Read : Ford Aspire Electric May Come By End Of 2019
On the inside, the new Ford Aspire Blu gets blue themed interiors. The interiors are all black with highlights in blue on the door handles and on the dashboard. It also gets ‘Blu’ branding on the black fabric upholstery. The feature list includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with embedded satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, rear-view camera, remote central locking, automatic air-conditioner and power windows among others.
On the safety front, the ‘Blu’ is based on the Titanium trim and gets dual airbags, along with ABS with EBD. Ford also offer five-year or 100,000 KM warranty, which includes 2-year factory warranty and 3-year extended warranty. This certainly is appreciable in the segment.
The Ford Aspire Blue will be powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon family. The engine makes 95 bhp and 120 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There’s a diesel engine as well which is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 99 bhp and 215 Nm of peak torque and comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine delivers a mileage of 20.4 kmpl while the diesel gives 25.5 kmpl.