Ford Aspire Latest Updates
After it was spotted testing recently on Indian roads, Ford has finally launched the all new Aspire Blu Edition. Based on the Titanium variant of the Aspire, the Blu edition is priced at Rs 7.51 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 8.31 lakh for the diesel variant (both ex-showroom, Delhi). The key changes on the Aspire Blu are blacked out grille, wing mirrors, roof and the alloy wheels. On the inside as well, it gets all-black interiors with blue inserts on the door pads and blue stitching on the seats, like its hatchback sibling Figo. The Aspire Blu is powered by the same set of engines as before and gets the 1.2-litre Dragon series petrol engine and the familiar 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine. What's a bit of a bummer though, is the fact that it is only available with a manual transmission. The Aspire faces stiff competition in India from the likes of the Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
Specifications Summary of Ford Aspire
|Mileage (ARAI) kmpl :||16 Kmpl to 26 Kmpl|
|Gear Box :||6 Speed|
|Fuel Type :||Petrol / Diesel / CNG|
|Transmission :||Manual / Automatic|
|Length Width Height :||3995*1704*1525|
|Seating Capacity :||5|
|Rear Shoulder Room :||1315mm|
|Boot Space :||359 Litres|
Ford Aspire Price
Ford Aspire prices start at Rs. 5.89 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 9.00 lakh. The prices of Aspire diesel variants start at Rs. 6.89 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 8.52 lakh. Ford Aspire is available in 15 variants and 7 colours.
- Petrol (7 Variants)
- Diesel (6 Variants)
- CNG (2 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!
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Aspire
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Q. How is the driver seat position of the "Trend" variant(since it does not come with height adjustmemt) for short person (5'4")?
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Ford Aspire Highlights
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.
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.
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.
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!
Ford Aspire User Reviews
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Features & Styling4.5/5
Preferred For : Family & Daily Commute
53% 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.Gets Mileage of 10 kmpl
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.Gets Mileage of 21 kmpl
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.Gets Mileage of 10 kmpl
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.Gets Mileage of 16 kmpl
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 itGets Mileage of 18 kmpl
Very goodGreat driving experienceExcellentGets Mileage of 23 kmpl kmpl
Great car for family. Great features with good safety features.Gets Mileage of 11 kmpl
performance, safety, economy all in one package......Gets Mileage of 22 kmpl
great car for city use... but mileage and pickup is lessGets Mileage of 12 kmpl
No complaints for this car, planning for a eco sport next yearGets Mileage of 25 kmpl kmpl
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
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Ford Aspire Service Cost
|Petrol (6 years)||Rs. 26,141|
|Diesel (6 years)||Rs. 29,155|
Ford Aspire News Updates
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