Ford India has recently launched 2018 Aspire facelift which is the latest model of Aspire released 3 years ago. Here are the specifications and new addons to the facelifted Ford Aspire 2018.

Ford India has at last unveiled its much projected 2018 Aspire facelift in India. The price starts from ₹ 5.55 lakh to ₹ 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new model has got a revamp after more than 3 years from the introduction of it. The facelifted Aspire went on sale at PPS Ford, one of the renowned Ford car showrooms in Bangalore. Famed as one amongst the well-equipped and eye-catchy vehicle in the segment of subcompact sedan, Ford Aspire facelift 2018 has undergone cosmetic modifications, a bunch of new and modernized features in addition to 2 fresh petrol engines. Here is the list of key features which the 2018 Ford Aspire facelift has…

New Avatar:

It can be said that there are considerable cosmetic uplifts to it, predominantly exterior. Amongst the changes, the vehicle has a newly designed grille with chrome surrounds and silver treatment (optional). The modernized Aspire even has reformed headlamps having a new cluster and mild smoked finish. There’s also a novel bumper having an edge-to-edge black design element that has new bigger airdam, round shaped foglamps and chrome inserts shaped in C on both ends. The ORVMs too have been revamped and it now has new bigger multi-spoke 15 inches alloy wheels. As far as taillamps are concerned they have been moderately tweaked, giving new style.

Updated Interior:

Although the redesigned Aspire has an identical black and beige interior finish, the seats are designed to provide enhanced lumbar comfort. It even has a reshaped dashboard having all new 6.5 inched touchscreen infotainment display: a floating gadget identical to the displays present on the Freestyle and EcoSport. The middle aircon vents are replaced and the Aspire at present even has lesser knobs and buttons in-car controls. The remaining cabin is almost all similar to the previous model.

More Equipment and Features:

The high-end model comes with the maker’s noted SYNC3 infotainment system garnished with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, side by side with emergency assistance. The low-spec models – Trend+ and Titanium trims have 7 inches base touchscreen display with fixed Bluetooth, navigation, Audio FM and USB. Other specs are rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, push-button start, automatic climate control, and others.

Safety Features:

Coming to these features they comprise rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and seatbelt reminder for front seat passenger and driver across the model range. The high-end variants have rear parking camera along with perimeter alarm, whilst the top-spec variant has 6 airbags and emergency assistance, the AT petrol trim has hill launch assist, traction control system and electronic stability programme.

Engine & Transmission:

Same like the old one this new model comes in 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine choice. The two petrol variants hail from the latest dragon series – the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder unit that hit the market with the Freestyle, and the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder unit, launched in the EcoSport facelift.

The diesel models of the facelifted car have 1.5-litre TDCI engine which was even present in the pre-facelift variant. The 1498 cc, 4-cylinder oil burner makes 99 bhp at 3750 rpm and gets 215 Nm of highest torque between 1750 to 3000 rpm. The facelifted diesel engine is mated with the 5-speed manual gearbox.