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Key Specs of Ford Aspire

Mileage (upto)26.1 kmpl
Engine (upto)1499 cc
BHP121.0
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Boot Space359-litres
Airbagsyes

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Ford Aspire price list (Variants)

Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Ambiente1196 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.16 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.21 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Ambiente ABS1196 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.16 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.52 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Trend1196 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.16 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.94 Lakh* 
Aspire Ambiente BSIV1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.99 Lakh* 
Aspire Ambiente1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.09 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 TDCi Ambiente ABS1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.83 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.20 Lakh* 
Aspire Ambiente CNG1194 cc, Manual, CNG, 20.4 km/kgEXPIREDRs.6.27 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 TDCi Ambiente1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.83 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.31 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium Opt1196 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.16 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.36 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Sports Edition1196 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.12 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.50 Lakh* 
Aspire Trend BSIV1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.63 Lakh* 
Aspire Trend1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.69 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium Plus1196 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.16 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.80 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium1196 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.16 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.83 Lakh* 
Aspire Trend Plus1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.97 Lakh* 
Aspire Ambiente Diesel1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 26.1 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.99 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 TDCi Trend1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.83 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.04 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium BSIV1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 19.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.09 Lakh* 
Aspire Trend Plus CNG1194 cc, Manual, CNG, 20.4 km/kgEXPIREDRs.7.12 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.28 Lakh* 
Aspire Trend Diesel BSIV1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 26.1 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.37 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Plus BSIV1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 19.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.44 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 TDCi Titanium Opt1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.83 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.46 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 TDCi Sports Edition1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 24.29 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.60 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Blu1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.62 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Plus1194 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.5 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.63 Lakh* 
Aspire Trend Plus Diesel1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 26.1 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.77 Lakh* 
Aspire Trend Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 24.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.79 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 TDCi Titanium Plus1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.83 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.90 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 TDCi Titanium1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.83 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.93 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Diesel BSIV1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 26.1 kmplEXPIREDRs.7.99 Lakh* 
Aspire 1.5 Ti-VCT Titanium1499 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 17.01 kmplEXPIREDRs.8.13 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Plus Diesel BSIV1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 26.1 kmplEXPIREDRs.8.34 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 24.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.8.38 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Blu Diesel1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.5 kmplEXPIREDRs.8.42 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Plus Diesel1499 cc, Manual, Diesel, 24.4 kmplEXPIREDRs.8.73 Lakh* 
Aspire Titanium Automatic1497 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.3 kmplEXPIREDRs.9.10 Lakh* 
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Ford Aspire Review

Ford Aspire

Comfortable, spacious and presentable, Ford’s Aspire has a lot going for it. However, it lacked competent petrol engines and the features list felt dated vs the newer competition. Now, though, it has received some significant updates to make the petrol Aspire more appealing and the tech package more compelling.

Does the new petrol engine finally make the Aspire petrol an option worth considering? And with the market again shifting towards petrol, has Ford played it smart by giving importance to petrol engines again?

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Exterior

Ford Aspire

The 2018 Ford Aspire is an updated version of the car it replaces. The headlamps are similar to the ones we’ve seen on the freestyle. The silver headlamp surrounds have been binned in favour of a smoked finish. There’s a generous amount of chrome on the front grille which is now sleeker and features a honeycomb-type pattern. And then, thanks to some more chrome on the bumper, the car looks more premium. But we think, going by its sporty nature, an all-black grille would’ve worked better. Overall, the proportions are the same and the familiarity does work in the car’s favour. At the rear, it gets updated taillamps with revised detailing and a redesigned bumper.

Ford Aspire

It also gets 15-inch wheels compared to 14-inch ones of the old car. These, however, are available with the Titanium variants only. The 15-inch wheels do add a bit of muscle to the car and give it a more upmarket appeal.

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Exterior Comparison

Honda Amaze
Hyundai Xcent
Length (mm)39953995mm
Width (mm)16951660mm
Height (mm)1498-15011520mm
Ground Clearance (mm)165mm
Wheel Base (mm)24702425mm
Kerb Weight (kg)1012-1051-
 

Boot Space Comparison

Honda Amaze
Hyundai Xcent
Volume420407

Interior

Ford Aspire

The cabin, though not heavily updated, does get some new nifty features. The variant we drove was the top-of-the-line Titanium+ trim which now gets the new SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system along with rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps. Buyers will be happy to note that Ford offers a touchscreen infotainment system and climate control from the Trend+ variant onwards. But SYNC3 is reserved for the Titanium+ variant only. The Titanium+ also gets two USB ports, while only one is offered from Ambiente to Titanium. In terms of safety, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors are offered as standard.

Ford Aspire

The SYNC3 system works seamlessly and features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The touch is intuitive and the touch interface, coupled with physical buttons makes it relatively easier to operate while driving. Front seats are comfortable and offer better lumbar support than before. There is ample room in the rear to seat two adults in comfort and you now get adjustable headrests as standard too.

Ford Aspire

However, anyone over six feet in height will feel constrained for headroom and the narrow footwells up front also can be an issue for taller occupants, especially on the passenger side. The reason for that is the larger AC compressor that takes up quite a bit of room up front, eating into the footwell width. There are also no rear door pockets which are a big miss. On the bright side however, you do get a manically powerful AC which negates the need for rear AC vents.

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Safety

On the safety front, the Figo Aspire is the only compact sedan to get 6 airbags in the top-spec Titanium+ variant. Dual airbags are standard across the range. It also gets ABS with EBD; and with the automatic, the Ford is equipped with hill-launch assist, traction control and ESP as well.

Performance

Ford Aspire

The biggest change in the updated Aspire are the new petrol powertrains. Ford’s compact sedan now comes with the Dragon series petrol engines. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine has been carried forward as is. So we will be focusing more on the new petrol powertrains.

Ford Aspire

The Dragon series 1.2- and 1.5-litre petrol engines have been carried over from the Freestyle and the EcoSport. The 1.5-litre engine makes 123PS of power and 150Nm of torque but it’s available with the 6-speed AT gearbox only. The 2018 Ford Aspire facelift we drove had the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 96PS of max power and 120Nm of torque, which makes it one of the most powerful engines in its class. It is mated to a new Getrag 5-speed gearbox which, according to Ford, assists in providing a better fuel economy than before.

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Although, it does need to be revved if you want to have fun, but the sweet spot lies just above 3000rpm that is not only approachable but also more forgiving on the consumption front. You only need to rev it all the way up to 6000rpm if you really intend to test the limits of the vehicle. At sedate speeds, it is equally well mannered and there is ample torque available to perform quick overtaking manoeuvres.

This is a major improvement compared to the old 1.2-litre engine that had to be revved hard even at low-medium speeds for overtakes. While it isn’t as peppy as the Dzire petrol, it does come close. 0-100kmph takes 12.01 seconds vs the Dzire’s 11.88s. Even in the climb from 30-80kmph, the Aspire petrol takes 11.47 seconds vs the Dzire’s 10.39 seconds. That said, the Aspire doesn’t feel as engaging to drive as the Freestyle. The gearing is set on the taller side, so acceleration isn’t as brisk. This has been done in the interest of fuel efficiency and has worked. With a tested mileage of 15.92kmpl in city, it marginally betters the already frugal Dzire (15.85kmpl) but falls behind on the highway at 19.52kmpl vs the Dzire petrol’s 20.90kmpl. The end result? The Ford Aspire is no longer a diesel-only pick.

The 5-speed gearbox itself is a treat to use. The shifts are precise and the clutch is light. Third gear again, like for the diesel, is the car’s sweet spot where it can pull from 20kmph to 120kmph with ease.

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The 1.5-litre diesel, on the other hand, makes a sprightly 100PS of max power and 215Nm of torque. This engine gets a new Getrag 5-speed gearbox too. Let’s talk about the diesel first. It retains its punchy nature and accelerates like a bullet as soon as the needle goes past the 1800rpm mark. Its acceleration is relentless and the 215Nm of torque makes itself felt in more ways than one. You can be in any gear and a gentle push on the throttle is all that’s needed to propel the car forward. Out on the highway, you can leave it in 5th and not worry about shifting down even if the speed drops to the lower fifties. You can also power out of corners in a gear higher than you normally would and the Aspire always responds with a bucketful of torque

Ford Aspire

The new Getrag transmission feels light and precise. Effort while shifting is minimal, though you do need to get used to the collar for putting into reverse. It is at its most versatile in third as it will pull from 30 to 110kmph with ease. It is equally comfortable sitting at triple-digit speeds and a dab of the right foot is enough to perform even the most unplanned of overtaking manoeuvres. It is still a treat to drive with ample torque at your disposal.

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Ride and handling

Ford Aspire  

Simply put, the ride is a considerable improvement over the old car. The upsized wheels on the Titanium do help in gliding over bumps. Both the petrol and diesel variants feel planted most of the time. All undulations are tackled with ease and there is little that can upset them. Even the rougher sections of road will pose little threat to the balanced suspension setup of the Aspire.

Ford Aspire

There are a few niggles though, the footwell feels a bit vibey, especially north of 80kmph. The rear feels a bit floaty at high speeds as well. The feeling is not intrusive or a deal breaker but it is present. There is a fair amount of tyre noise too that tends to creep into the cabin. This becomes especially prominent on rough tarmac, so state highways can be a noisy affair. In addition, you feel the vibe rather than hear them. Although, music does provide a good distraction.

Ford Aspire

The steering on both cars is quite sharp and precise. Turn ins are precise and you have decent feel from the tyres as well. The petrol, though, feels lighter than the diesel to chuck into corners. The driving experience overall is quite lively and a rare mix of a good ride and fun driving dynamics.

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Performance Comparison (Diesel)

Honda AmazeHyundai Xcent
Power97.89bhp@3600rpm73.97bhp@4000rpm
Torque (Nm)200Nm@1750rpm190.25nm@1750-2250rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1498 cc1186 cc
TransmissionManualManual
Top Speed (kmph)156 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)
Kerb Weight (kg)1012-1051-
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)24.7kmpl25.4kmpl
Power Weight Ratio--

Performance Comparison (Petrol)

Hyundai XcentMaruti Dzire
Power81.86bhp@6000rpm88.50bhp@6000rpm
Torque (Nm)113.75nm@4000rpm113Nm@4400rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1197 cc1197 cc
TransmissionManualManual
Top Speed (kmph)172 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)
Kerb Weight (kg)-880-915
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)20.14kmpl23.26kmpl
Power Weight Ratio--
 

Variants

The Figo Aspire is offered in a total of 4 variants. The base variant is a no-frills version, but does get the essentials such as air-conditioning and dual airbags covered. The Ambiente variant also gets front power windows, rear fog lamps and auto-locking doors. If you are on an absolute budget, pick the Ambiente since it has a basic safety net in place, save for ABS.

The Trend variant gets some good features like front fog lamps, electrically adjustable wing mirrors and a 4-speaker audio system with steering mounted controls. It also gets indicators on the wing-mirrors and rear power windows.

The Titanium spec adds ABS with EBD, alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, power folding ORVMs and in the automatic version, gets ESP, HLA and traction control too. The top-spec Titanium+ variant is fully-loaded, getting goodies such as a side and curtain airbags, a 4.2-inch screen for the music system and voice commands as well.

Verdict

The Aspire diesel was preferred over the petrol for its exciting driving dynamics. But with the new 1.2-litre petrol, Ford has truly multiplied Aspire’s abilities as it now delivers the Ford experience while keeping everyday needs firmly in focus. Moreover, no other car in its segment offers a petrol engine that is as powerful. Its main rival, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire makes 83PS compared to the Aspire’s 96PS. The K-series trumps Aspire’s TiVCT in terms of refinement. But, Aspire offers a strong mid-range (2500-3000rpm) whereas Dzire relies on top end power (4000-6000rpm). It is also engaging and fun to drive. 

Ford Aspire

Yes, it doesn’t offer the bragging rights of DRLs and projector headlamps but provides all that matters. You get a touchscreen infotainment system and climate control Trend+ onwards, along with ABS, dual airbags and rear parking sensors as standard. In the top-end variant it gets side and curtain airbags, SYNC3 (easily the best infotainment system in its segment) and a reversing camera. Plus, you get a car that can be a breeze to drive in the city and is fun in the corners. And with a starting price of Rs 5.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Aspire is lighter on the pocket than the outgoing model. The pricing of the petrol Trend+ variant is similar to the older Trend variant and the new Trend+ is a massive step up from it.   

Pros & Cons of Ford Aspire

Things We Like

  • Comfortable ride quality gobbles up potholes and broken surfaces
  • Well-loaded lower variants. You don't need to spend big bucks to get a well-loaded car
  • Clutch, steering and gear action is light. Makes it super easy to drive inside the city
  • Punchy diesel engine is sure to put a smile on your face. Among the most fun to drive small sedans

Things We Don't Like

  • Headroom continues to be an issue, especially for those around 6ft tall
  • Missing features such as projector headlamps, daytime running lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • No top-spec petrol automatic on offer. No diesel-auto combo either

Stand Out Features

  • Pros & Cons of Ford Aspire

     Emergency assist: In case of a mishap, the SYNC 3 system automatically sends your GPS location to emergency services through a connected smartphone. 

  • Pros & Cons of Ford Aspire

    6.5-inch touchscreen is among the best in class. Easy to use, snappy response and great clarity. 

  • Pros & Cons of Ford Aspire

    Side and curtain airbags are exclusive to the Aspire in this segment. 

Specification of Ford Aspire

ARAI Mileage18.16 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1196
No. of cylinder4
Max Power (bhp@rpm)86.8bhp@6300rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)112Nm@4000rpm
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeManual
Boot Space (Litres)359 re
Fuel Tank Capacity42.0
Body TypeSedan
Ground Clearance Unladen174mm

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  • Best Pick Up

    I bought Aspire diesel on Jan 21 after selling my Scorpio. I experienced the best pick up and very good mileage 26 kmpl on the highway and 18kmpl in the market. 

    By sangram singh
    On: Nov 17, 2021 | 33 Views
  • 40k Experience

    Power and Acceleration are brilliant. Handling gives you confidence. You don't need a touch screen or Multiplex in this car, because you can just enjoy the drive.

    By vishnraj
    On: Nov 04, 2021 | 60 Views
  • Exalent Car

    Exalent comfort and good mileage, safty also good. Maintenance ls ok, very low prise. Esay drive. Super budjet car.

    By vijay vijay
    On: Sep 14, 2021 | 49 Views
  • Good Car With Better Price Range

    Good car with a better price range of the ford, comfort, and stylish, mileage is somewhat ok, still more

    By clasher viki
    On: Sep 08, 2021 | 44 Views
  • Mileage Petrol Titanium Plus Petrol

    New Ford aspires titanium plus petrol May 2021 highway mileage of10 to 11km. Will, it increases or not.

    By hemant kumar jeengar
    On: Jul 29, 2021 | 68 Views
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Aspire Latest Update

Latest Update: Ford has announced that it will stop production of its locally sold models. That said, the current lineup of Ford will be on sale till stocks last and the company will continue to offer support to existing Ford car owners.

Ford Aspire Price: It is priced from Rs 7.28 lakh to Rs 8.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Ford Aspire Variants: The Aspire is sold in two trims: Titanium and Titanium+.

Ford Aspire Engine and Transmission: It is powered by 1.2-litre petrol (96PS/119Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel (100PS/215Nm) engines. Both are only available with a 5-speed manual. Mileage figures are 18.5kmpl for the petrol and 24.4kmpl for the diesel. 

Ford Aspire Features: The Aspire gets auto headlamps, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, Ford Pass connected car tech, and push-button start/stop.

Ford Aspire Safety: Ford has equipped it with up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.

Ford Aspire Rivals: It rivals the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, and Hyundai Aura.

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  • The entry level sedan segment has evolved to be one of the most important segments in the Indian market scene and not without a reason. You already have some big players slugging it out here and now Ford has decided to jump in as well with an all-new car, the Ford Aspire.

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No, Ford Aspire doesn't feature a sunroof.

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The Ford Aspire Trend has been discontinued. Currently, the Ford Aspire is avail...

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