Ford Aspire safety rating and crash test report revealed by Global NCAP
Global NCAP is back with yet another crash test report featuring Indian cars. The two cars they have tested this time are Ford Aspire and Chevrolet Enjoy.
As per the latest crash test report from Global NCAP, India-made Ford Aspire with dual front airbags has scored 3 star rating for adult occupants and 2 star rating for child occupants. Below are the expert comments from Global NCAP –
ADULT OCCUPANT SAFETY
The protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good thanks to the airbag. Driver’s chest had weak protection and passenger’s marginal protection. The car does not have seatbelt pretensioners. The front passengers’ knees could impact with dangerous structures in the dashboard like the Tran fascia tube. The bodyshell was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding any further loadings.
CHILD OCCUPANT SAFETY
The child seat for the 3 year old child was unable to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The recommended CRSs did not show incompatibility. The installation instructions on both child seats were insufficient and not permanently attached to the seat. The vehicle was equipped with a passenger airbag but it could not be diasbled in order to prevent high risks of injuries when installing a rearward facing CRS.
Speaking about the car, Ford Aspire sedan is priced from INR 5.48 lakh to INR 8.42 lakh. Available in both petrol and diesel engine options and in variants that include Ambient, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+. Engine options include 1.2 liter Ti-VCT petrol engine offering 88 PS power, a 1.5 liter Ti-VCT petrol engine capable of 112 PS power and a 1.5 liter TDCi diesel engine generating 100 PS.
It is produced at the Ford Sanand Plant. The new Figo Aspire is the newest and the most feature-rich car on offer in the segment. Launched in the sub 4-meter segment, Figo Aspire measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, and 1,525 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,491 mm and ground clearance of 174 mm.
Interiors boast of both added legroom and onboard comfort with 359-liter boot space. 2016 Ford Figo Aspire sedan gets several segment first features that include 6 airbags and 6-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox besides leather seating.
Interiors are inspired from both the new EcoSport and see an array of both comfort and connectivity features such as Ford SYNC technology, Applink entertainment system and electric power steering with pull-drift compensation. Automatic climate control, MyFord Dock and MyKey customization are also some of the features offered on the Aspire.