Ford Aspire CNG launched, priced from INR 6.27 lakh

16/02/2019 - 09:50 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Ford has launched the Aspire CNG in India, with prices starting at INR 6.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The CNG option should significantly boost the car’s sales in the taxi segment. Rival automaker Maruti Suzuki is considering offering a CNG option in its sub-4 metre sedan - the Dzire.

Ford Aspire Cng Front Three Quarters
The CNG kit of the Ford Aspire is supplied and installed by Lovato.

Ford offers a CNG sequential kit supplied and installed by Lovato in the Aspire 1.2-litre with a 1 lakh km warranty on the car and the CNG kit. The Aspire CNG has a factory-programmed speed governor set at 80 km/h (applicable for only taxi segment). The company says that the car’s maintenance cost is just 46 paise/km, up to 1,00,000 km. Below is the breakdown of the maintenance cost, provided by Lovato.

Model Variant Engine 10K Kms 20K Kms 30K Kms 40K Kms 50K Kms 60K Kms 70K Kms 80K Kms 90K Kms 100K Kms
Ford Aspire CNG 1.2L 1811 5659 3779 5659 3779 7328 3779 5659 3779 4910

The 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine produces 96 PS at 6,500 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Out of the five grades, namely Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+, the CNG option is available in only the entry-level Ambiente grade and the mid-range Trend+ grade.

Key features of the Ford Aspire CNG include 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, automatic climate control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, rear-view camera, power adjustable and folding ORVMs, front fog lamps and rear defogger.

Ford Aspire Cng
Ford offers a warranty of 100,000 km on the vehicle and the CNG kit.

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Like the Aspire, the Figo may gain a CNG option after the facelift. In fact, Ford was testing a Figo CNG last year. The facelifted hatchback should go on sale by next month.

Ford Aspire CNG - Prices

  • Aspire Ambiente CNG - INR 6,27,414 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Aspire Trend+ CNG - INR 7,12,314 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

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