Here’re the complete details of the new Ford Aspire 2018 facelift.
The new Ford Aspire 2018 facelift will finally go on sale in India tomorrow (4th October, 2018). Ahead of its official launch, here’re the complete details of the cosmetic, feature and mechanical changes that have been made to the car.
New Powerful Engines
The American carmaker has introduced its new 96bhp, 1.2-litre and 123bhp and 1.5-litre Dragon Series petrol engines on the updated sedan carline. This makes the new Ford Aspire 2018 facelift slightly more powerful and torqueier than the old 1.2L petrol engine. The smaller capacity 1.2L motor has already been used in the Freestyle.
While the 1.2L petrol variants will be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.5L petrol models will come with a 6-speed automatic torque converter transmission (instead dual-clutch unit). The diesel version of the sedan will feature the 1.5-litre turbocharged motor that’s good enough for 98.6bhp and 215Nm of torque. Read – Ford Aspire Trip To Challenge Maruti Dzire Tour
In the Freestyle, Ford’s new 1.2L petrol motor offers an ARAI-certified mileage of 20.4kmpl. Using the same powertrain, the new Ford Aspire 2018 facelift will be as frugal as the cross-hatch. Compared to the outgoing 1.2L petrol engine that returns 18.16kmpl, the new Aspire petrol will be around 2.24kmpl more fuel efficient. Read – New Ford Premium Hatchback Under Development
The diesel unit has also been tuned for achieving better fuel economy. The refreshed Aspire diesel promises an average of 26.1kmpl as against 25.83kmpl of the outgoing model. However, the 1.5L petrol automatic variants deliver 16.3kmpl, which is marginally (by 0.7kmpl) less than the current model.
The new Ford Aspire 2018 has witnessed a few comprehensive cosmetic upgrades including new honeycomb pattern grille with chrome surrounds, revised sweptback headlamps that might get LED daytime running lamps, wider central airdam, new round fog lamps, newly-designed alloy wheels and slightly revised rear bumper and taillamps. Read – New Ford Endeavour Revealed In New Pictures
Interior of the updated sedan model has dual-tone (Black & Beige) theme with a dashtop touchscreen display as we have seen in the Freestyle, automatic shifter lever, repositioned central air-con vents and lesser control buttons.
Variants & Features
The 2018 model year of the Aspire sedan will be available in four trims – Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. Interestingly, the 1.5 petrol engine and automatic transmission combination will be offered only on the Titanium trim. Features such as a 6.5-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Ford Sync3, dual US ports, dual front, side and curtain airbags and Emergency assistance service are reserved for the top-spec Titanium+ trim. Read – Ford To Launch More SUVs In India
The entry-level Ambiente trim gets tilt steering, adjustable front and rear seat headrests, 12V outlet, front power windows, fabric seats, manual AC unit, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and front row seatbelt reminder as standard.
The Trend+ trim comes equipped with a 7.0-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system along with automatic climate control, rear defogger and front fog lamps. Safety features such as hill start assist, electronic stability programe (ESP) and traction control are offered on the automatic Titanium variants. Check Out – Upcoming Ford Cars In India
Unlike the current model that comes with 2 years/1,00,000km warranty, the new Ford Aspire 2018 facelift will be offered with the standard 5 year/1,00,000km warranty.
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