6Ford Aspire Facelift
Ford introduced the Aspire sedan in one of the highly competitive segment of Indian market that is the compact sedan category. With its muscular stance, advanced and impressive amount of safety features along with efficient powerful engines, Ford Aspire has been able to garner attention of the buyers in the country within short period after its launch. Now, the American auto manufacturer is readying a facelift version of the sedan alongside the Figo facelift. Expect it to come with several exterior and interior updates along with new engines as well.
Test mules of the car have been spied couple of times. At exterior, the Ford Aspire facelift gets new front grille with plenty of chrome embellishment. Apart from that, it could receive sharper headlamps with projector units and integrated LED daytime running lights. A revised front bumper would enhance the compact sedan’s visual appeal and masculinity further along with larger central air intake and neatly positioned fog lamps at both end.
Side profile of the upcoming facelifted Ford Aspire compact sedan will sport new design alloy wheels. The basic design will remain same as the present model. It will carry subtle character lines, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area. The door handles would receive shiny chrome garnishing. Rear profile of the sedan is likely to receive tweaked taillights and updated bumper. Overall, the facelifted model will come visually more appealing compared to the current model.
Not only at exterior, inside the cabin too it would feature several updates. Expect a large touchscreen infotainment system to be there with connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Apart from that, it would sport new colour theme, improved quality seat and upholstery materials, multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting instrument cluster. Like the current model, refreshed Ford Aspire too will come with advanced safety features.
On the powertrain front, the Ford Aspire facelift will receive the 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre Dragon series petrol engines replacing the current engines. The diesel motor would remain same. Transmission options are likely to include both manual and automatic gearbox. Expect the car to deliver improved performance along with better mileage. Ford would price the car slightly premium over the current model. It is expected to be displayed at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo before being launched here.
Expected India Launch: 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 6 lakh – Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)