Officially unveiled to the media at the plant opening in Sanand back in March, Ford has now revealed their Figo Aspire sedan in a set of new studio shots. These new images give much clearer insight into the car’s interiors, which were not seen in detail before today.
2015 Ford Figo Aspire sedan will be launched in India later this year, mostly by June. To compete with the likes of Honda Amaze, Maruti DZire, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest, Ford claims it comes with “head-turning looks, clever convenience and outstanding fuel efficiency.” The images which are now revealed, do confirm these claims, save for the fuel efficiency one, which will only be revealed when the car is launched.
To be offered in a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine options, new Figo Aspire will be priced in the range of Rs 5-8 lakhs. It’s petrol engine will be in the form of a 1.2l mill mated to a five speed manual gearbox, and a 1.5l unit mated to a six speed automatic dual clutch transmission. The diesel unit will be a 1.5l mill, which will only be offered with manual transmission. The transmission set is similar to that seen on their popular compact SUV, EcoSport.
Speaking about the interiors, Figo Aspire centre console will be in-line with their global design and thus similar to what is seen aboard the more costlier EcoSport and new Fiesta sedan. Features include asjustable steering wheel, adjustable driver seat height, steering mounted controls, surround sound system, airbags, spacious cabin, and plush leather seats.
Another important point to be noticed, is that the automatic variant will be top of the line, and will be the most expensive. It will also come with a Sport and Manual mode, along with the usual Auto mode. In manual mode, you can shift gears using the ‘+/-‘ buttons on the gear lever.