Available in a choice of two new petrol engines, the trusted 1.5-litre diesel engine and more features

2018 Ford Aspire Facelift Launched At Rs 5.55 Lakh

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Ford India has launched the Aspire facelift just in time for the onset of the festive season. Its prices start at Rs 5.55 lakh and go till Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom India) for the top-spec Titanium+ variant with the bigger 1.5-litre petrol engine. Take a look below for the detailed breakdown of the old and new prices of the compact sedan.

VARIANTS

PRICES (NEW)

PRICES (OLD)

Ambiente 1.2 Petrol MT

Rs 5.55 lakh

Rs 5.71 lakh

Trend 1.2 Petrol MT

Rs 5.99 lakh

Rs 6.33 lakh

Trend+ 1.2 Petrol MT

Rs 6.39 lakh

 
Titanium 1.2 Petrol MT

Rs  6.79 lakh

Rs 6.63 lakh

Titanium+ 1.2 Petrol MT

Rs 7.24 lakh

Rs 7.34 lakh

Titanium 1.5 Petrol AT

Rs 8.49 lakh

Rs 8.68 lakh

VARIANTS

PRICES (NEW)

PRICES (OLD)

Ambiente 1.5 Diesel

Rs 6.45 lakh

Rs 6.82 lakh

Trend 1.5 Diesel

Rs 6.89 lakh

Rs 7.44 lakh

Trend + 1.5 Diesel

Rs 7.29 lakh

 
Titanium 1.5 Diesel

Rs 7.69 lakh

7.75 lakh

Titanium+ 1.5 Diesel

Rs 8.14 lakh

Rs 8.46 lakh

Here are the highlights of the 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift.

  • The fascia gets an updated grille and restyled front bumper.

  • The 2018 Aspire also gets bigger 15-inch alloy wheels instead of the 14-inch units on the outgoing model

  • Ford has carried forward the dual-tone black-beige colour dashboard, but the Aspire will get a 6.5-inch touchscreen unit instead of the 2-DIN unit on higher variants. Borrowed from the Ford Freestyle, this infotainment unit gets Ford’s SYNC 3 UI and supports Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto

  • The 2018 Aspire misses out on leatherette upholstery, which was a part of the features list of the pre-facelift top-spec Aspire. The 2018 Aspire facelift now makes do with fabric upholstery.

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  • The biggest change, however, lies under the hood. Ford now offers the 1.2-litre Dragon series petrol engine from the Freestyle in the 2018 Aspire. This 3-cylinder engine replaces the 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder unit. The new engine makes 96PS/120Nm instead of 88PS/112Nm output of the older engine. It is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox

  • The bigger 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine from the Ford EcoSport is also offered on the Aspire facelift. It churns out 123PS/150Nm mated to a 6-speed torque converter AT. This engine replaces the existing 1.5-litre petrol engine on the Aspire.

  • The 1.5-litre diesel engine (100PS/215Nm) will be carried forward as is and will be mated to a 5-speed MT

2018 Ford Aspire Facelift Launched At Rs 5.55 Lakh

Courtesy of these necessary upgrades and competitive pricing, the Ford Aspire facelift should be in a better position to fend off fierce competition from rivals like the Honda AmazeMaruti Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent.

Source: cardekho.com


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