Though the dealer-level bookings for the Ford Figo Aspire were already on, the American carmaker today announced to start taking official bookings for its sub-compact sedan from July 27, 2015. Interested buyers can pre-book the car at a nominal amount of Rs.30,000 at any Ford dealerships across the country. Though the company hasn’t shared any information about its launch date, we expect it to be rolled out sometime by mid August.
With several first-in-class features such as a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, 6 airbags and few others, the Ford Figo Aspire will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and others in the league. Just so you know, the Figo Aspire will be the first vehicles in its segment to offer driver and front-passenger airbags standard across all variants. The upcoming sub-compact sedan will also get MyFord Dock that allows drivers to store, mount and charge mobile phones and integrate it into the car’s entertainment system.
The Figo Aspire will be offered with three engine options – a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol (87bhp), 1.5-litre TiVCT (110hp) and a 1.5-litre TDCi (99bhp). While the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.5-litre TiVCT petrol will get a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The sub-compact sedan will be made available in 7 new colours – Ruby Red, Sparkling Gold, Oxford White, Tuxedo Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ingot Silver and Smoke Grey.
1.2-litre petrol – 18.2km/l
1.5-litre petrol – 17.2km/l
1.5-litre diesel – 25.8km/l