2018 New-Gen Ford Aspire Variants Explained: Which One is Best for You?

by Mohammed Burman | 06/10/2018
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The much-awaited facelifted 2018 Ford Aspire, which has just been launched on October 5, 2018, is available in five variants, which are priced in the range of Rs 5.55 - 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

The next-gen 2018 Ford Aspire has just been launched with a competitive price range to take on the likes of Volkwagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze. The facelifted Aspire offers more advanced features than the outgoing models across all the variants. If you are looking for a Ford Aspire but still wondering which variant to go for, read on this article, in which we are going to provide you with a detailed explanation on the variants of this new sedan, their features as well as their price so that you can make a wise decision when choosing one.

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1. Ford Aspire Ambiente

  • Petrol Ambiente: Rs 5.55 lakh

  • Diesel Ambiente: Rs 6.45 lakh

This is the base variant of the 2018 Ford Aspire line-up. The low-spec Ford Aspire is equipped with some outstanding exterior features including

  • Black outside rear view mirror

  • Coloured bumpers

  • Parking lamps and parking sensors in the rear

  • The cabin is packed with

  • Tilt adjustable driving wheel

  • Adjustable headrests in the front and the rear

  • Seatbelt reminder in the front

  • Fabric upholstery

2018 Ford Aspire silver colour angular look

The Ford Aspire Ambiente base variant is equipped with standard features

In terms of safety features, standard twin airbags and anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce limitation are offered across all Ford Aspire facelift variants.

All the variants in the Aspire line-up are priced lower than before. The entry-level variant now costs less than the same variant of the previous model by more than Rs 35,000. The sluggish petrol motor on the outgoing model has been substituted with a more effective 1.2-litre engine from Ford’s modern Dragon series. So if you only have a limited budget but still desire for a Ford Aspire with a kit of standard features, Ford Aspire Ambiente is the one to choose.

2. Ford Aspire Trend

  • Petrol Trend – Rs 5.99 lakh

  • Diesel Trend – Rs 6.89 lakh

The Ford Aspire Trend comes with some additional features to make the vehicle more attractive and provide passengers with a more comfortable journey.

To be more specific, in terms of the exterior, the following features are added over the Ambiente:

  • Grille which is painted silver

  • Fabric-inserted front doors

  • Chrome-tipped handbrake handle

As regards the interior, the added features include:

  • USB which supports keyless entry

  • Music system which supports Bluetooth

  • Rear-seat armrest

  • Shift indicator in the rear and the gear

  • Front and rear power windows

 2018 Ford Aspire Trend red colour angular look

The Ford Aspire Trend comes with some more advanced features than the Ambiente

With the higher price than the previous variant, the Trend comes with a few more features but they can be found in other car models at a lower cost. So we do recommend you to read on to the next variant, the Trend+, instead of stopping at this variant.

3. Ford Aspire Trend+

  • Petrol Trend+:  Rs 6.39 lakh

  • Diesel Trend+: Rs 7.29 lakh

This variant comes with a wide range of more advanced features over the former variants, deserving a higher price, including

  • Fog lamps in the front

  • Mirrors which can be electrically adjusted and folded

  • AMT climate control

  • Touchscreen infotainment system measuring seven inches which supports navigation

2018 Ford Aspire Trend+ dashboard

Added features on the Trend+ over the previous variants include AMT climate control and a touch screen infotainment system

If you want a reasonably-priced sedan with a nearly full kit of comfort and safety features, the Trend+ is the one to go for. Actually, it is one of the most popular mid-spec variants in the compact sedan segment.

4. Ford Aspire Titanium

  • Petrol MT Titanium: Rs 6.79 lakh

  • Diesel MT Titanium: Rs 7.69 lakh

  • Petrol AT Titanium: Rs 8.49 lakh

Over the previous variants, the Titanium gets

  • A chrome grille

  • Larger alloy wheels measuring 15 inches

  • Touchscreen infotainment system measuring 6.5 inches which support Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

  • Twin USB ports

In terms of safety, twin airbags in the front and the side, emergency assist on Sync3 are equipped.

2018 Ford Aspire facelift Titanium interior

The 2018 Titanium comes with larger alloy wheels, twin USB ports, etc

It would have been better if Ford had added a SYNC 3 infotainment system packed with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay from the Titanium upwards. Cruise control on AMT gearbox is also absent in this variant.

5. Ford Aspire Titanium+

  • Petrol Titanium+: Rs 7.24 lakh

  • Diesel Titanium+: Rs 8.14 lakh

This variant is packed with some features over the former variants, especially in the safety aspect. The most outstanding safety features of the Titanium+ is the six airbags (in the front, side and curtain), which makes it the safest under-10-lakh sedan. It is also packed with

  • AMT wipers which can sense rain

  • AMT headlamps

  • Auto-dimming inside reverse mirror

2018 Ford Aspire facelift silver coulour running

The most outstanding feature of the Titanium+ over the Titanium is the six airbags

If you have a generous budget and want a safe car, this Ford Aspire Titanium+ is the one to go for.

Above is a detailed explanation of the 2018 Ford Aspire facelift variants. Hope that this article has helped you find the one which suits you best. Share your opinion with us in the comment box below.

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