Ford Figo Aspire specifications revealed
Ford will soon be launching the Figo Aspire. A compact sedan iteration of the upcoming Figo hatchback, the Figo Aspire will rival the likes of the Honda Amaze, Maruti Dzire, Tata Zest and the Hyundai Xcent. The Ford Figo Aspire gets six airbags on higher trims – a first in its class. It will get a driver and passenger airbag standard on all variants. It also gets as many as 20 storage spaces, leather seats on higher trims, a 359-litre boot and a mobile dock as well.
While the official launch date is not out yet, technical specifications of the car have been revealed. Here’s a look:
Engines and fuel economy
The Figo Aspire gets three engine options with two gearbox options. There’s a 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 86.8bhp and 11.4kgm of torque. This engine will come mated to the standard five-speed manual gearbox. The diesel option is Ford’s tried-and-tested 1.5-litre unit, but the output has been bumped up to 98.6bhp and 21.9kgm of torque. It also gets the five-speed manual to go with it. The range-topper here is the bigger petrol unit. The 1.5-litre unit is mated to a six-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT), and develops 110.5bhp and 13.9kgm of torque.
The Figo Aspire’s 1.2-litre petrol delivers 18.6kpl while the 1.5-litre petrol motor is good for 17kpl. The 1.5-litre diesel motor does a good 25.83kpl.
In terms of size, the Figo Aspire is 3,995mm long, 1,525mm tall, 1,695mm wide, and has a wheelbase measuring 2,491mm. The car gets a ground clearance of 174mm and has a turning radius of 4.9 metres. The car weighs in the range of 995-1,015kg (1.2 petrol), 1,023-1,048kg (1.5 diesel) and 1,038-1,047kg (1.5 petrol). Boot space on the Aspire is 359 litres.
While pricing details will be available only upon launch, dealers have started accepting bookings for the Figo Aspire. Booking can be made by paying an amount of Rs 50,000. One can expect the Aspire to be a highly competitive package, provided Ford gets the pricing right.
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