2018 Ford Aspire launched at Rs 5.55 lakh

by IndianAuto Team | 05/10/2018
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The 2018 Ford Aspire facelift now is available at the dealers with cosmetic and mechanical updates and prices at Rs. 5.55 lakh.

Ford India has officially launched the Aspire facelift just right before the festive season. The 2018 Ford Aspire facelift now is updated with a host of tweaks, both cosmetic, as well as mechanical. 

The introductory price in India starts at Rs 5.55 lakh for the base petrol Ambiente trim. As for the top-spec diesel Titanium+ variant, it goes up to Rs 8.14. The petrol-automatic combination is only offered in the Titanium trim which prices at Rs 8.49 lakh.

Ford Aspire silver color at showroom

The base trim prices at Rs 5.55 lakh

Accordingly, compared to the outgoing models, this new Aspire offers the lower price which is about Rs 20,000 as these models have priced between Rs 5.72 lakh to Rs 8.69 lakh for the petrol variants (including the automatic) and Rs 7.44 lakh to Rs 8.46 lakh for the diesel trims.

Engine  Variants  New prices  Old prices 
Petrol  Ambiente 1.2 Petrol MT  Rs 5.55 lakh  Rs 5.71 lakh
 Trend 1.2 Petrol MT  Rs 5.99 lakh  Rs 6.33 lakh
 Trend+ 1.2 Petrol MT  Rs 6.39 lakh          -
 Titanium 1.2 Petrol MT  Rs  6.79 lakh  Rs 6.63 lakh
 Titanium+ 1.2 Petrol MT  Rs 7.24 lakh  Rs 7.34 lakh
 Titanium 1.5 Petrol AT  Rs 8.49 lakh  Rs 8.68 lakh
Diesel  Ambiente 1.5 Diesel  Rs 6.45 lakh  Rs 6.82 lakh
 Trend 1.5 Diesel  Rs 6.89 lakh  Rs 7.44 lakh
 Trend + 1.5 Diesel  Rs 7.29 lakh         - 
 Titanium 1.5 Diesel  Rs 7.69 lakh  Rs 7.75 lakh
 Titanium+ 1.5 Diesel  Rs 8.14 lakh  Rs 8.46 lakh

In terms of the exterior and interior, Aspire prevails from the Freestyle. It shares the design cues from the grille on the fascia to the 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford’s Sync 3. 

Ford Aspire red color with 2 man

Aspire' exterior and interior is prevailed from the Freestyle

Regard of the features, 2018 Aspire is available with more safety kit as standard such as 

  • Rear parking sensors 

  • ABS with EBD

  • Two airbags

  • Adjustable front and rear seat headrests 

  • Reminder for the front seat belts

Additionally, in the automatic variant, Ford also equips for the Aspire some others as standard

  • Hill-start assist

  • ESP 

  • Traction control

Meanwhile, the tops-spec trim is updated with an emergency assistance service and four more airbags.

Apart from the styling tweaks and feature additions, the new Aspire’s powertrain options are also updated by Ford. In particular, the new 96hp, 1.2-litre three-pot motor powertrain from the Freestyle has replaced the old 88hp, 1.2-litre, four-cylinder one. 

Ford Aspire silver color with 2 man

Ford also updated the new powertrain options of the new Aspire

In the Indian market, the 2018 Ford Aspire will be pitted against the likes with 

  • Honda Amaze (Rs 5.81 - 9.11 lakh)

  • Maruti Suzuki’s Dzire (Rs 5.60 - 9.45 lakh)

  • Volkswagen’s Ameo (Rs 5.65 - 9.99 lakh) 

  • Hyundai Xcent (Rs 5.61 - 8.61 lakh)

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