Ford has hurled 2018 Aspire today at an initial value of Rs 5.55 lakh (ex-showroom India). At the introduction, Ford was also adequate to notify us that we must pay attention and ears skinned for the first quarter of 2019 as the Figo facelift is fixed to reach in the market by March 2019.
The Figo was hurled after the Aspire in 2015 and Ford aims to keep an eye on the same configuration for the facelift too. We can anticipate the variations to be comparable between the two cars. The Figo is expected to achieve the similar cellular grille as the Aspire together with upsized wheels and a restructured front fascia.
The cabin will persist relatively the same. The seat upholstery, however, might obtain an update. In terms of world-class features, Ford has SYNC 3 infotainment system will find its mode to the Figo’s cabin. The likelihood of rain-detecting wipers along with automatic headlamps cannot be governed out either. ABS with EBD, front double airbags and ISOFIX child seat bases will also be a great part of the standard tools. Regrettably, projector headlamps will prospectively be bounced as the Aspire didn’t achieve the feature either.
As concerns powertrains that assume the innovative Figo get the equal set of engines as the Aspire, which means the 1.2-liter and 1.5-liter 3-cylinder Dragon succession petrol engines with the present 1.5-liter diesel engine. The 1.2-liter engine is excellent for 96PS and 120Nm, however, the 1.5-liter petrol component makes 123PS of max power and 150Nm of top torque. The diesel motor yields 100PS and 215Nm. The 1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel will be combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.5 petrol will only be offered with a 6-speed spin converter.
Designing pattern, the modifications were done to the Figo will be related to the Ka and the innovative Freestyle. The design variations will comprise a cutting-edge honeycomb net grille with reshaped front and back bumpers. The fog-lamp style will be signaled right from the new Freestyle. The hindmost will sport a restructured bumper with an extra black covering to include to its new rough appeal. Besides that, we also imagine it to go together with an innovative lighting name and a set of lately built alloy wheels.
Inside, the most vital update would be the 6.5-inch variable touch infotainment display with the latest SYNC3 system as perceived on the novel Freestyle and the EcoSport. The entire of the cabin will track a single quality touch with a superior features list compared to the existing car. The hatchback is also likely to obtain reviewed upholstery and an innovative interior theme.
The cover will stock an innovative petrol engine from the Dragon unit. This will be equally similar to 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which controls the Freestyle and will also find its unit in the coming Aspire facelift. The diesel – the 1.5-litre TDCi – however, will be recalled. Both engines will come reproduced to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. The reflex transmission is only obtainable with the petrol motor and will be provided with a new engine also. A new detective shot also clues at a CNG variation which might be offered with the facelift.
The Ford Figo Facelift braking system will have aired disc handbrakes at the forward-facing and drum brakes in the back, and the ABS with EBD would be presented in the top alternatives. The security features of an airbag for the driver and co-commuter would be provided as a standard, and the sideways and blind airbags would be provided in the top alternatives. The common support with devices and camera with audio and video screen can be likely in the facelift version.
The Ford Figo Cross Facelift insides will feature a cutting-edge device bunch with a multi-information screen, comprising gear shift pointer and average fuel ingesting. The interior edges would be provided with single-tone and dual-tone ultimate choices, and novel pattern fabric upholstery. The driver seat will be equipped with an elevation alteration feature. The relaxation features of auto AC and the entertainment features of a music system with a touchscreen display and steering-straddling audio controls would be given in this model.
When it comes about the rating of the Aspire, we just assume Ford to price the car pretty antagonistically. On the other hand, whether they will weaken the existing pricing of the Figo, which will start at Rs 5.61 lakh (ex-showroom India), continues to be perceived. The updated features list must allow the Figo to clutch its own against hard competition such as Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ignis and the Hyundai Grand i10.