GO Automobiles Pvt. Ltd., the official distributor of Ford vehicles in Nepal has announced the commencement of pre-bookings of the 2018 Ford Aspire (facelift). The updated car will be sold in a price range of NPR 25.5 lakh (INR 15.94 lakh) to NPR 36.5 lakh (INR 22.81 lakh).
The 2018 Ford Aspire (facelift) features a new grille, sportier bumpers, smoke-effect headlamps and new alloy wheels. On the inside, it has a Freestyle-like dashboard with a 6.5-inch SYNC3 infotainment unit on the top-end trim and a 7.0-inch FLY infotainment system on the mid-range versions.
Powering the 2018 Ford Aspire (facelift) is a new 1.2-litre 'Dragon' three-cylinder petrol engine that outputs a maximum power of 96 PS and a peak torque of 120 Nm. The IB5 5-speed manual transmission on the outgoing model has been replaced with a lighter and more accurate Getrag-made 5-speed manual transmission (codename: MX65).
The automatic transmission variant is equipped with a 1.5-litre Dragon three-cylinder petrol engine from the EcoSport. It outputs a maximum power of 123 PS along with a peak torque of 150 Nm. The 6-speed dual clutch transmission has been replaced with a 6-speed torque-converter automatic unit. The 1.5-litre turbo-diesel motor of the pre-facelift has been carried over to the new version albeit with a retuned ECU.
Standard safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and front seatbelt reminder (SBR). The fully-loaded version features six airbags and automatic emergency assistance system.
With the mid-cycle update, the 2018 Ford Aspire (facelift) has become more affordable in Nepal by up to NPR 2.4 lakh (INR 1.5 lakh).
2018 Ford Aspire (facelift) - Prices in Nepal
- Ambiente M/T Petrol: NPR 25,50,000
- Trend M/T Petrol: NPR 27,50,000
- Trend+ M/T Petrol: NPR 29,50,000
- Titanium M/T Petrol: NPR 31,50,000
- Titanium+ M/T Petrol: NPR 33,50,000
- Titanium+ A/T Petrol: NPR 34,50,000
- Ambiente M/T Diesel: NPR 28,50,000
- Trend M/T Diesel: NPR 30,50,000
- Trend+ M/T Diesel: NPR 32,50,000
- Titanium M/T Diesel: NPR 34,50,000
- Titanium+ M/T Diesel: NPR 36,50,000