Ford Aspire Facelift will receive a new 96bhp, 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine paired to a new 6-speed automatic gearbox
American automaker, Ford will launch the new Aspire facelift in India on October 4th, 2018. Clear set of images have hit the web-world, which shows the interior details as well. The interior pictures confirmed that the new Aspire will come equipped with an automatic gearbox option. Adding to it, the facelifted Aspire sedan will get a new & more powerful petrol engine.
The sub-4 meter sedan will come in two engine options – 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel. It is the petrol variant that will get the automatic transmission option. Adding to it, the petrol automatic variants will also get traction control.
The 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine was first introduced in the Ford Freestyle. This 3-cylinder engine offers segment-leading 96bhp of power and 120Nm of torque. It is paired to a new 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox, which is also offered on the EcoSport Petrol AT. Additionally, the sedan will also get a new 5-speed manual gearbox. The same engine setup and gearbox options will be offered in the Figo facelift, which is likely to be launched in late 2018 or early 2019. Read – Ford Aspire Facelift – What To Expect?
The 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine is capable of producing 98.6bhp and 215Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Not just mechanical, Ford has also made minimal changes to the design and interior of the Aspire. It receives a revised front grille, bumpers and new fog lamp housings. Inside the cabin, the sedan gets a new touchscreen infotainment system. It is the FLY audio system instead of the SYNC3 infotainment unit. This system is compatible with AUX-in, Bluetooth, Media playback with USB, Offline maps by MapMyIndia, rear view camera with dynamic guidelines and telephone controls. It misses out on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.