Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan is based on new generation Figo hatchback
Ford India has decided to drop the Figo badge from the Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan, and from now on the sub four metre car will be known as the Ford Aspire only. Ford Motor India launched the Figo Aspire compact sedan in the country on 12th August, last year.
As it seems the Figo badge was used in the name just to grab the attention as the Ford Figo is a very well known car in India for quite long time. The Ford Aspire is based on the new generation Figo compact hatchback. Both the car’s front fascia are similar with chrome garnished horizontally slated large hexagonal radiator grille, swept back headlamps. It gets sharp creases on the hood running toward the nose section.
The front bumper gets a bold appearance with air intake, fog lamps. The interior of the Ford Aspire is also similar to the Figo hatchback with multifunction steering wheel, three dial consisting instrument cluster and a Ford EcoSport derived centre console.
Power source for the Ford Aspire include three different engines, which are two different petrol units and a diesel unit. The petrol engine options are 1.2 litre Ti-VCT which is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and churns out 88 PS of peak power and 112 Nm of peak torque.
The other one is a larger 1.5 litre Ti-VCT unit paired with a 6 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox and kicks out 112 PS of peak power and 136 Nm of peak torque. The petrol units deliver fuel economy of 18.6 kmpl and 17.2 kmpl respectively.
The only diesel engine is a 1.5 litre TDCi Duratorq engine which gets mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox and pumps out 100 PS of peak power and 215 Nm of peak torque with a fuel economy output of 25.83 kmpl.