2018 Ford Aspire (facelift) launch in June - Report

28/03/2018 - 14:31 | ,   | Dhruv Saxena

Along with the introduction of the Figo-based Freestyle crossover, Ford is planning an overhaul for the Figo and Aspire twins. A recent report from Overdrive states that the 2018 Ford Aspire facelift will be launched in India this June.

Export-spec 2018 Ford Aspire (2018 Ford Figo Sedan) rear spy shot
Ford is expected to launch 2018 Aspire sometime in June with deliveries commencing end-June or early-July onwards.

The sedan derivative of the Ford Figo has been spotted testing on Indian as well as foreign soil on multiple occasions. Exterior updates will be similar to the 2018 Ford Freestyle (Ford Ka+ Active) and 2018 Ford Ka+ that were unveiled earlier this year. Updates will come in the form of a new hexagonal grille and reprofiled bumpers. Spy shots of the 2018 Ford Aspire from January revealed new 8-spoke alloy wheels and reverse parking sensors as well.

On the inside, the most significant update will be the addition of a floating touchscreen that gives access to the SYNC3 infotainment setup. It will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A reverse parking camera could be another addition to the features list.

Ford will equip the updated Aspire with an all-new petrol engine. The mill in question is the 1.2 L 3-cylinder unit that launches on the Ford Freestyle scheduled to launch in April. The engine will be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The report adds that the Aspire could get the EcoSport's 1.5 L 3-cylinder petrol unit as well. This engine could replace the current 1.5 L 4-cylinder Ti-VCT petrol that is available exclusively with a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

2018 Ford Ka+ (2018 Ford Figo) front three quarters left side
Ford unveiled the 2018 Ford Ka+ in February. The front end of the Aspire facelift is expected to get a similar treatment.

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Ford India has reportedly ended production of the current Ford Aspire at its plant in Gujarat. This indicates that the manufacturing of the facelift will commence shortly.

[source - Overdrive]

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