Ford Aspire booking commences, launch in mid-2015

  • Jun 04, 2015
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Ford India has started accepting bookings for the upcoming Figo based compact sedan - Aspire in the country. The American car manufacturer first showcased the Ford Aspire concept model at the 2014 Auto Expo and later, the company officially unveiled it to the public in March this year.

Currently, the Ford Aspire compact sedan is on a country wide tour that will conclude in July next month. Soon after the end of the tour, the manufacturer will launch the Ford Aspire in India. Moreover, to promote its upcoming sedan, the automaker has also organised ‘What Drives You’ campaign across the country.

The upcoming Aspire will be produced at the company’s Sanand plant in Gujarat and will hit the roads in August 2015.

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The Ford Aspire will come with both petrol and diesel engine options. It will get a 1.2-litre TiVCT petrol mill that will come mated with a five-speed manual transmission and a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The diesel engine will be a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, common rail, turbo unit that will be coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. It is the same motor that does duty on the Fiesta sedan and the EcoSport compact SUV. However, the manufacturer has not yet revealed the power output of these powertrains. It will be disclosed only during the launch of this much anticipated compact sedan.

According to the company, the upcoming Ford Aspire compact sedan will set a new benchmark in its segment as it will come equipped with a host of features. The satellite navigation system, SYNC AppLink, voice activated system, multi-function steering wheel, electrically adjustable outside rear-view mirrors, leather seats, automatic air-conditioning, keyless entry, six airbags, ABS and EBD are some of the features that will be offered on the Aspire.

The Ford Aspire compact sedan will compete against the likes of Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Suzuki DZire and Honda Amaze in the segment. It is expected that the company will price the Ford Aspire between Rs. 5.2 - Rs. 8 lakh, ex-showroom.

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