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Ford Aspire Latest Updates

Ford has launched the 2020 BS6 Aspire sedan in India at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Its BS6 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine makes the same 96PS and 119Nm, while the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel produces 100PS and 215Nm of torque. Features remain unchanged and the Aspire gets six airbags, touchscreen infotainment with navigation, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlamps on the top-spec variant which costs Rs 8.34 lakh (ex-showroom).

Previously, Ford had discontinued the Aspire sedan’s automatic variant in India. Bookings for the AT variant have been halted across the country. The Figo AT will be dropped from the official website on January 15. Also, the Deep Impact Blue and Absolute Black shade won’t be available in the MY2020 model. The Aspire AT is priced at Rs 9.10 lakh (ex-showroom). Its rivals include the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and upcoming Hyundai Aura.

Ford Aspire Price

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Ford Aspire Variants Price List

Aspire Trend Diesel
24.4 kmpl | Diesel | Manual
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18.5 kmpl | Petrol | Manual
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24.4 kmpl | Diesel | Manual
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Ford Aspire Highlights

With the facelift, Ford has managed to iron out a lot of wrinkles in the Aspire’s package. It packs in not one, but two new petrol engines and two new gearboxes too. It continues to offer the stellar safety package but misses out on a bit of bling and falters a bit in the space and quality department. Priced aggressively, we think the Aspire is a phenomenal value-for-money package. It’s amongst the few cars that can pretty much do it all.

Aspire Specifications

Ford has ditched the old 1.2- and 1.5-litre petrol engines for a new pair. These engines too displace 1.2- and 1.5-litres, but they’re three-cylinder engines unlike the old four-cylinder units. But, we’re glad about this switch. Especially with the 1.2, because it has transformed the petrol Aspire into what’s an equally desirable package as the punchy 1.5-litre diesel. With 96PS of power and 120Nm of torque on tap, it ranks high in top trumps too. But the new gearbox ratios are tall and tend to sap some of the drive that we appreciated in the Freestyle. In our tests, the Aspire petrol-MT took 12.01 seconds to reach 100kmph, that’s on par with rivals such as the Maruti Dzire and the Honda Amaze. As far as efficiency goes, it returned 15.92kmpl inside the city and 19.52kmpl on the highway. The 1.5-litre petrol is borrowed from the EcoSport and makes a mouthwatering 123PS and 150Nm of torque. Instead of a dual-clutch automatic, it now gets a 6-speed torque converter setup. The 1.5-litre diesel soldiers on with 100PS of power and 215Nm of torque. But it gets a newer gearbox that’s far better than the old one. This engine is also super fuel efficient, and we’d recommend it over the petrol if highway usage is extensive.

Aspire Variants

If you’ve narrowed down on the Aspire, you get to pick between six variants - Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium, Titanium Blu and Titanium+. While the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine is available in every variant, the 1.5-litre petrol paired with the automatic is available in the Titanium variant only.

The base-spec variant packs in the basics, including front power windows and manual air-conditioning. But pretty much everything else is missing. So, it’s a skip from our side on this one. And, we’d say the same thing about the Trend variant too, because additions like the music system, rear power windows and remote keyless entry don’t wholly justify the price bump.

In our opinion, you should get the Trend+ variant if you’re on a strict budget. Because, for about 50k over the Trend, you get a whole lot more: a 7-inch touchscreen, reverse parking camera, front fog lamps, automatic climate control, steering-mounted audio controls and powered ORVMs. All this variant needs are some good looking 15-inch alloy wheels from the aftermarket!

Next up, is the Titanium variant: that’s your only choice if you want an automatic. The feature additions aren’t all that great for the added cost - you get 15-inch alloy wheels, push-button start and some chrome peppered on the grille and the handbrake lever tip. Finally, there’s the Titanium+ that adds the side and curtain airbags, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay and the finer details like auto-dimming IRVM, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers.

Aspire Exterior and Interior

As far as facelifts go, the treatment dished out to the Aspire isn’t extensive per se. It gets new front and rear bumpers, a new grille and a set of bigger 15-inch alloy wheels. While we like the pattern on the gunmetal-finished grille, we really think the Aspire could’ve done with a snazzier set of wheels. The bigger and wider tyres are also welcome, but they sadly aren’t standard across the range. Also, the Aspire misses out on a bit of bling — projector headlamps, daytime running lamps are missing from the package.

Inside the cabin, there are two changes you’d pick on. For starters, there’s a touchscreen on the dash. That dated music system has been thankfully chucked in the bin. Second, you don’t get leather upholstery anymore. Also, small issues prevalent in the pre-facelift version continue to plague the Aspire. For example, the co-driver’s seat brushes against the centre console, there are no bottle holders in the rear doors and the central armrest doesn’t have cup holders either. In terms of space, there’s enough for a six-footer to sit behind his/her own driving position. But, headroom isn’t all that great, especially in the rear bench. In terms of features, you get a 6.5-inch touchscreen (lower variants get an 7-inch unit), automatic climate control, automatic headlamps and wipers, steering-mounted audio control and a bigger, updated multi-info display (MID). The top-spec Aspire is the only car in its class to offer side and curtain airbags, which bumps up the safety quotient. All other variants feature dual airbags. Anti-lock brakes with EBD and seatbelt reminders (for both front occupants) is offered as standard as well. Notably, the automatic also features ESP and hill hold.

Ford Aspire Competitors

Maruti Suzuki Dzire : The Maruti Dzire sits at the top of the compact sedan segment quite comfortably. The new generation has improved by leaps and bounds, and is among your best bets if you’re looking for a compact sedan.

Hyundai Xcent : : Based on the Grand i10 hatchback, this compact sedan combines space and practicality of a larger car with the reliability and low cost of ownership associated with the brand. The Xcent is not as spacious as the competition but has one of the better-built interiors. The Xcent does not get a diesel automatic variant, unlike the Ameo or the Dzire.

Honda Amaze : : Honda’s second-generation Amaze brings a lot to the table. Plenty of features, a spacious cabin, a refined petrol engine and a fun diesel too. The CVT stands out in a sea of jerky AMTs. Add the allure of the Honda badge, and you’ve got a product that appeals to the head and the heart!

Volkswagen Ameo : : The middle-child in Volkswagen’s lineup is exactly what you think it is. It’s a Polo with a boot. Pick it only if you need a diesel automatic or a bigger boot. For everything else, the Polo works just fine.

Tata Tigor : : The Tigor looks like a good overall package with decent equipment and frugal engines - though these are best used in the city. The JTP variant, on the other hand, caters to the budget-conscious enthusiast who would have had a hole burnt in their pockets earlier.


With the recent update, Ford has plugged all the gaps in the Aspire’s arsenal. The new petrol engine is almost as fun to drive as the diesel. It’s amongst the most value-for-money compact sedans on the market today!

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Aspire

Q. How is the Road Grip, Pickup, Mileage (Diesel), Service Cost and Spares Availability - Aspire 2018?
  • The claimed ARAI mileage for the Ford Aspire diesel is 26 kmpl. It’s a setup that’s going to please most and offend none. The suspension hasn’t seen any major tweaks, save for the ones done to accommodate the bigger wheels and tyres. But, the ride quality does seem to be noticeably better. If you're looking at the Aspire as a fun to drive commuter, you wouldn't be disappointed. Sure, it's no Figo S that darts into corners with agility, but it's quite quick to turn in. As long as you aren't overzealous with the throttle, it'll hold its line through the corners too. The steering setup was never a bother with the Aspire, and you can expect more of the same with the update. Talking about its service and spare parts availability, it depends on the availability of service centers in your locality. Do take a test drive in order to clear all your doubts.
  • Hi Sameer Road grip is top notch pickup mind-blowing in diesel variant and milage would be around 20Kmpl....spares availability is ok as ford is now making spare parts in India only
  • Hi, it is best in class in considering the power it gives is better than others. Service cost is in between 5 to 6K including E.oil and other small parts.
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Q. In Aspire Automatic transmission available or not?
  • Yes, Ford Aspire is equipped with Automatic transmission in Aspire Titanium Automatic variant. Click on the link to churn out more about it: https://www.zigwheels.com/newcars/Ford/figo-aspire/titanium-automatic
  • Yes very much available with 1.5 engine
  • You have to check baise nahi h
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Q. Rear seats are 60/40 split or not - Aspire 2018?
  • Yes it has 60/40 split seats kindly please check before answering
  • It has 60/40 split seats
  • Yes it is
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Q. Does the Ford Aspire CNG variant makes more noise?
  • Though we haven't tested the CNG fitted Ford Aspire yet, generally CNG fitted cars make less noise as compared to diesel or petrol vehicles.
Q. Which will be better choice to buy Tigor XZ Plus and Ford Aspire Titanium?
  • Agar peise jyada hai to ford Aspire titanium qki tigor value for money car hai apne sagment ki
  • Tigor xz
  • XZ+
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Ford Aspire User Reviews

4.4 /5
217 Rating & 74 reviews
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52% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 1.7

    I purchased the new Ford Aspire Titanium variant in October, just 9 days after its launch. What prompted me to buy this was good looks, value for money & positive user response of the old edition Aspire. Only reason i am giving it two star is that TYRE NOISE, It"s absolutely overwhelming. My Titanium variant came fitted with a stock Apollo 195/55/R15 tyre. Initial drive at low speeds, i could feel that noise is on much higher side but i got the real taste of how loud it is when i took it on a highway ride. It sound like i am driving a tractor. Noise is so loud that i can"t make calls, can"t take it for long ride as i get headache from the noise after 30 mins.Apparently, this is a persistent problem with Aspire Model. I did some google and found that company had replaced the MRF tyres in old Aspire edition as well.I have got the issue checked with Ford service center (Dwarka Ford, Delhi) as well who confirmed that there is excessive tyre noise. They took the car to a Apollo dealer who also verified the same. This shuffling is going on for two weeks without any action. My advice, pay close attention to tyre noise while making a purchase decision. It is a deal breaker.

  • 4.0

    I bought New Ford Aspire 2018 and took delivery in January 2019, the car is good, however there were few glitches on and off but service centre people rectified those. Only one thing that in the Delhi City Traffic where I use this around 47-48 kms per day the mileage that i am currently getting is around 10 kmpl. I tested this on highway twice for around 200 kms on each trip, the first time i got 14.5 and second time 15.5, i used tank to tank method for mileage calculation. I am wondering if this will further increase in future and I start getting 13-14 kmpl in city traffic.

  • 4.7

    Overall Excellet car . pros : 1. excellent ride & handling. 2. Excellent performance, driveability in both city and highways. 3. excellent NVH1. 4.safety. 5. VFM pricing. Cons or improvements : 1. quality of plastics at some places needs improvement. They remind us to that of maruti 800 days. 2. Styling 1-- DRLs, Projectors are missing . 3. Comfort features likes driver arm rest, bucket seating, rear A/C ..1vents, Cruise Control , Dead pedal etc are missing.

  • 4.3

    It should have been with AMT for City Drive the Clutch is bit Hard . But this car is best for Long Journey & has excellent road grip. It has really excellent power to overtake & speed up. You cant enjoy driving like ford Aspire Diesel. Ford should really need to introduce AMT at Same price it will be really the game changer car.

  • 4.7

    I purchased this car for daily city route and the turning radius is best to drive in city. after the first service the mileage is better in city and the electronics are worth the price.If You"re looking for a car which offers best in space and is easy to drive in city go for it

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  • 4.3

    Fun to drive, handling, pick-up, riding,

  • 4.3

    very very pocket friendly car n low maintinence

  • 5.0

    this is perfect family car super

  • 4.3

    Very smooth drive and low maintenance cost

  • 4.7

    Good car for small family good safety and much more

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Ford Aspire Colours

  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red
  • Smoke Grey
  • Absolute Black
  • Deep Impact Blue
  • Moondust Silver
  • White Gold

Editor's View of Ford Aspire

  • Upside

    Value for money, safety package, fun-to-drive

  • Downside

    Average cabin space, plastic quality, no mid-spec AT

  • Our Verdict

    In the sub-4 metre sedan space, the Aspire is among our favourites. If the slightly cramped cabin doesn’t bother you and you’d rather have additional airbags over daytime running lamps, this is the one to get!

Ford Aspire Mileage

Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Claimed Mileage User Reported Mileage
CNG Manual 20.4 km/kg NA
Diesel Manual 26.1 kmpl 20 kmpl
Petrol Automatic 16.3 kmpl 12 kmpl
Petrol Manual 20.4 kmpl 17 kmpl

Ford Aspire Service Cost

The estimated service cost for Ford Aspire
Petrol (5 years) Rs. 17,659
Diesel (5 years) Rs. 22,578
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