Export-spec 2018 Ford Aspire (2018 Ford Figo Sedan) spied on test

Sagar Parikh

Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at IndianAutosBlog.com. I love everything that has a steering wheel!

Ford will give the Ford Aspire (Ford Figo Sedan) a facelift not just in India, but also internationally this year. IAB reader Gaurav Kalia recently spotted a LHD 2018 Ford Aspire testing in Ahmedabad.

Export-spec 2018 Ford Aspire (2018 Ford Figo Sedan) profile spy shot
The 2018 Ford Aspire (2018 Ford Figo Sedan) will have minor exterior changes.

The 2018 Ford Aspire seen in the latest spy shots is the non-sub-4 metre version as evident from the longer rear overhang. In India, Ford has curbed the sedan’s length to 3,995 mm to help it qualify as a small car and attract lower tax (29%). Elsewhere, a longer version that measures 4,254 mm in length is available.

The facelifted Ford Aspire will have a new hexagonal grille with a honeycomb mesh design, slimmer and wider lower grille, reshaped fog lamp housing, restyled front bumper and tweaked tail lamps among other changes. Inside, the new model is likely to adopt the SYNC 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, although the test mule seen here doesn’t appear to have it.

The 2018 Ford Aspire will get the new 1.2L Ti-VCT engine from the Dragon engine family that debuted in the Ford Freestyle. This naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine produces 96 PS and 120 Nm of torque. Ford will likely pair it with the new MX65 5-speed manual transmission from Getrag. Additionally, a new 1.5L Ti-VCT three-cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon engine family is expected with a new 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5L TDCi diesel engine (100 PS/215 Nm) will be carried over as is.

Export-spec 2018 Ford Aspire (2018 Ford Figo Sedan) rear spy shot
The 2018 Ford Aspire will get the new 1.2L Ti-VCT engine from the Dragon engine family.

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The 2018 Ford Aspire’s launch timeline is currently unknown. Before the facelifted sedan, the Ford Freestyle will reach the showrooms, in Q2 2018 (April-June 2018).

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