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.

ModelVariantEngine10K Kms20K Kms30K Kms40K Kms50K Kms60K Kms70K Kms80K Kms90K Kms100K Kms
Ford AspireCNG1.2L1811565937795659377973283779565937794910

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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