Ford Aspire is a 5 seater sedan car launched at a base price of Rs. 5.99 lakh in October 2018 by Ford in India. Aspire 2018 is available in both petrol and diesel . Aspire 2018 petrol is powered by 1194cc engine claiming mileage of 18.5kmpl and Aspire 2018 diesel is powered by 1498cc engine claiming mileage of 24.4kmpl. It is available in 7 variants and 7 colours.
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 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.
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.
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.
Specifications Summary of Ford Aspire
|Engine :||1498 cc|
|Emission Norm Compliance :||BS VI|
|Mileage :||18 Kmpl to 24 Kmpl|
|Fuel Type :||petrol / diesel|
|Seating Capacity :||5|
|Gear Box :||5 Speed|
|Length Width Height :||3995*1704*1525|
|Rear Shoulder Room :||1315mm|
|Boot Space :||359 Litres|
Ford Aspire Price
Ford Aspire prices start at Rs. 5.99 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 7.44 lakh. The prices of Aspire diesel variants start at Rs. 7.49 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 8.34 lakh.
- Petrol (4 Variants)
- Diesel (3 Variants)
Ford Aspire Variants Price List
Editor's View of Ford Aspire
Value for money, safety package, fun-to-drive
Average cabin space, plastic quality, no mid-spec AT
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!
Top Competitors of Aspire
Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Aspire
- Ford aspire TDCI variant any day - if you love driving. Otherwise if driving pleasure is not what you are seeking or are chauffeur driven then it does't really matter both have comparable features. Price and service wise Ford is economical than Honda. Honda enjoys better resale (if you want to sell within 3 yrs - then go for Amaze).
- Well! My personal opinion would be Ford Aspire Titanium! because the Safety and other features you get in this price range is really good. And depending upon your usage you need to decide on petrol or diesel. (both are having their own advantages). So if you are looking around 30-40 Kms per day then go for Diesel!
- Aspire I love to drive it and amaze also good but more fun to drive aspire it diesel is fantastic and petrol also
- All above mentioned cars are good and have their own forte. Choosing one will depend on fuel type, brand preference, specific feature requirements etc. The Honda Amaze makes a pretty serious case for itself as THE choice for customers in the compact sedan segment. It’s unique design, spacious interiors, premium features, excellent ride-and-handling qualities and, very importantly, the brilliant diesel engine coupled to the equally brilliant first-in-segment CVT, make it highly attractive. Honda has also promised a premium ownership experience without the costs involved. While, Dzire don’t get any more polished than this. A spacious cabin, comfortable ride, feel-good features and a hassle-free ownership experience - the Dzire promises it all! On the other hand, The Ford Figo Aspire makes for a nice city commuter in its petrol guise and a great all-rounder in its diesel avatar. There are certain inconsistencies in quality both on the inside and out; but it isn’t a deal breaker in any manner. It’s a rare compact sedan that’s easy on the eyes and while it’s not a traditional Ford in terms of handling, it should be easy on the pocket in the real world too. The petrol engines are refined and will lap up the city commutes with ease. If ‘fun to drive’ is a must-have on your checklist for the next car, the diesel is the one for you. Overall, the Figo offers good driveability, a long list of features, a good set of USPs and in many ways, undercuts cars that cost a lot more. Click on the given link and select variant to compare all these cars: https://www.zigwheels.com/compare-cars/ford-figo-aspire-vs-honda-amaze-vs-maruti-suzuki-swift-dzire
- Aspire petrol is the best , it's cheaper than the rest , has better engine , more safety , build is top notch and the servicing costs are very cheaper than the rest. Go for Trend Plus ( most value for money model) , then Titanium variants. Forget the maruti Dzire , other than mileage it has nothing. Ford's Sound system and Touch screen Infotainment system is best in India under 10 lakhs. Make a smart choice. I am a happy Ford Aspire petrol 2018 owner. :) Good Luck
- Hi Prashantif your motive is to get only better mileage then go for Dzire other wise for any other benefits like handling road grip top notch suspension and a solid body then go for aspireHope you get the solution of your query
- 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. Maruti Dzire don’t get any more polished than this. A spacious cabin, comfortable ride, feel-good features and a hassle-free ownership experience - the Dzire promises it all! on the other hand, Due for an upgrade, the Aspire is the definition of sensibility. If the missing features don’t bother you all that much, the Aspire, especially with a diesel motor, should be all the compact sedan you’ll ever need. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership details: https://www.zigwheels.com/dealers
- Dzire, compact sedans don’t get any more polished than this. A spacious cabin, comfortable ride, feel-good features and a hassle-free ownership experience - the Dzire promises it all! On the other hand, 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. Click on the given link to compare both the cars: https://www.zigwheels.com/compare-cars/ford-figo-aspire-vs-maruti-suzuki-swift-dzire
- If anybody wants to compromise with the life then go for Dzire .....they use very light metal sheet as well as suspension is third class ......never ever thing about Dzire ...... pathetic
- No, Ford Aspire BS6 is not available with pre-fitted CNG kit. The CNG version is only available in the Aspire’s base-spec Ambiente and Trend Plus variants. Instead, the conversion will be done at authorised Ford dealerships across the country. The Ford Aspire CNG is powered by the same 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Dragon series engine as the petrol-powered version. So, you can get it fitted with BS6 engine too.
- Yes automatic
- 3CNG yet to be launched.Petrol and diesel engines cars have already been launchef
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Ford Aspire User Reviews
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Features & Styling4.4/5
Preferred For : Family & Daily Commute
51% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Performance is awesome. Overall looks is amazing
superb speed machine n more space comfort for long drive
my favarete ......I love it driving comfortable..
Decent car with good safety features and 1498cc powerful diesel engine that always keeps us active while we drive with its punching pickup
Fun to drive, handling, pick-up, riding,
Ford Aspire Expert Reviews
Sub-4 Metre Sedans Compared: Ford Aspire vs Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire
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2018 Ford Aspire: First Drive Review
Ford's small sedan gets a small shot in the arm. Enough to entice you this festive season and beyond?Oct 8, 2018 | By Team ZigWheels
Ford Aspire Images
Ford Aspire Colours
Deep Impact Blue
Ford Aspire Service Cost
|Petrol (5 years)||Rs. 17,659|
|Diesel (5 years)||Rs. 22,578|
Ford Aspire News Updates
2020 Ford Figo And Aspire BS6 Will Miss Out On Important Features
Both cars have been spotted ahead of their launchFeb 18, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
Ford Aspire Titanium Blu Launched! Only Available With Manual Transmission
Ford Aspire Titanium Blu available at Rs 7.51 lakh (petrol) and Rs 8.31 lakh (diesel)May 10, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
Ford Aspire Titanium Blu Spied Again, Launch Soon
The sporty-looking Blu variant will slot in under the top-spec Titanium+May 8, 2019 | By Gaurav Davare
Ford Aspire CNG Variants Launched; Prices Start From Rs 6.27 Lakh
Though aimed at fleet owners, the CNG Aspire can also be bought as a passenger carFeb 15, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
Ford Ka Urban Warrior Crossover Sedan Is Weirdly Attractive
Showcased at the Sao Paulo Motor Show 2018, the crossover sedan gets rugged cosmetic bits and raised suspensionNov 9, 2018 | By Team ZigWheels
Mahindra, Ford Sign Deal To Share Powertrains
Mahindra to supply BSVI-compliant engines to Ford; to work on connected car solutions as wellOct 17, 2018 | By Team ZigWheels