Ford Figo Aspire to launch in June 2015 – Report

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Sanand plant will also export the Figo Aspire to other markets.

Ford staged the debut of the new Figo Aspire compact sedan yesterday, at its all-new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat. The Figo Aspire is the first car to be made at this plant, and later in the year, a hatchback version is set to enter production also.

Ford Figo Aspire from the Indian premiere
The Figo Aspire and the new Figo hatch borrow their design from the new Ford Ka sold in Brazil.

The Indian market launch of the Figo Aspire, Ford India’s first ever sub-4 meter sedan, is set to take place in June this year. The Figo Aspire is confirmed to be powered by a 1.2-liter TiVCT petrol engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, though the power and torque outputs of these units remain unannounced. A 1.5-liter petrol with a dual-clutch automatic transmission is also expected in the offing.

Upon launch, the Figo Aspire will replace the Ford Classic (old Ford Fiesta) in Ford India’s lineup. Competitors for the Figo Aspire include the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and the Tata Zest. The Ford will be the only car in this segment to offer side and curtain airbags however.

Ford Figo Aspire dashboard from the Indian premiere
The top-end variant of the Figo Aspire will get side and curtain airbags.

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Ford announced that the Figo Aspire will get a SYNC with AppLink entertainment system along with Emergency Assist. Lower variants of the car though will be seen with a mobile docking station.

Apart from catering to domestic demand, Ford India confirmed that the Sanand plant will export the Figo Aspire to other markets.

Rivals: Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Dzire, Tata Zest
Expected Price: INR 5.5-7 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Tentative Launch Date: June 2015

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[Source – AutocarIndia]

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