The Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan is reported to have garnered 4,000 – 5,000 bookings since its launch last month. The competitively priced (INR 4.9 – 8.25 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi) sub-4 metre sedan is expected to become an important volume spinner for the brand alongside EcoSport.
The Maurti Swift rival looks set to become the company’s top seller in the country, at least for the coming months. A wide range of standard features, proportionate styling, and modern and roomy interior make the Figo Aspire a well rounded product.
The Classic replacement offers a diesel and two petrol engine options. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel motor puts out 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque when mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol motor is good for 88 PS and 112 Nm of torque and comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The bigger 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine dishes out a healthy 112 PS and 136 Nm of torque and is available exclusively with a 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The oil burner returns an ARAI certified mileage of 25.83 kmpl while the 1.2- and 1.5-litre petrol motors deliver 18.2 kmpl and 17.2 kmpl respectively.
Standard features include dual front airbags, keyless entry, engine immobilizer, auto door lock, 12V power socket, dual-tone interior, guide me home lamp, electric boot release, etc.
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With the Figo Aspire, Ford India would be looking to mount pressure on Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent in a segment that averages around 30,000 units a month.