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Live updates: 2018 Ford Aspire facelift India launch

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04 Oct 2018 13:31:19 IST

The Ford Aspire facelift is set to be launched in India today. Bookings for the sub-four-metre sedan have already begun for an amount of Rs 11,000. All the changes are aimed at making the Aspire a closer competitor for other cars in the segment including the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze.

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Facelifted Ford Aspire sedan launched in India at Rs 5.55 lakh

  • Oct 04, 01:53 PM (IST)

    See more images from the launch here

    <p><a href="http://overdrive.in/news/image-gallery-ford-aspire-facelift-launched-in-india/">See more images from the launch here</a></p>
  • Oct 04, 01:29 PM (IST)

    The updated interior from the new Aspire.

    Read our launch article for the new sedan here.

    <p>The updated interior from the new Aspire.</p>



<p><a href="http://overdrive.in/news/facelifted-ford-aspire-sedan-launched-in-india-at-rs-5-55-lakh/">Read our launch article for the new sedan here.</a></p>
  • Oct 04, 01:10 PM (IST)

    Ford Aspire prices start at Rs 5.55 lakh and go to Rs 7.24.
    Diesels go from Rs 6.45 lakh to Rs 8.14 lakh

    The Automatic with the 1.5-petrol automatic is Rs 8.49 lakh

    <p>Ford Aspire prices start at Rs 5.55 lakh and go to Rs 7.24.<br />
Diesels go from Rs 6.45 lakh to Rs 8.14 lakh</p>

<p>The Automatic with the 1.5-petrol automatic is Rs 8.49 lakh</p>
  • Oct 04, 01:08 PM (IST)

    The interior will get a new two-tone black and beige colour scheme. Most notably, this facelift will see the addition of ford's Sync3 infotainment system via a new floating touchscreen in the centre console. Repositioned air vents and piano-black accents complete the changes to the interior.

    <p>The interior will get a new two-tone black and beige colour scheme. Most notably, this facelift will see the addition of ford&#39;s Sync3 infotainment system via a new floating touchscreen in the centre console. Repositioned air vents and piano-black accents complete the changes to the interior.</p>
  • Oct 04, 01:04 PM (IST)

    The biggest change mechanically is the addition of the 1.2-litre Dragon motor seen on the Freestyle, which makes 96PS/120Nm. The diesel variant will continue to be offered with the 1.5-litre 100PS/215Nm motor. The Aspire will also be offered in an automatic variant which will come powered by Ford's 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces 125PS/150Nm, but only in the Titanium trim.

    <p>The biggest change mechanically is the addition of the 1.2-litre Dragon motor seen on the Freestyle, which makes 96PS/120Nm. The diesel variant will continue to be offered with the 1.5-litre 100PS/215Nm motor. The Aspire will also be offered in an automatic variant which will come powered by Ford&#39;s 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces 125PS/150Nm, but only in the Titanium trim.</p>
  • Oct 04, 01:03 PM (IST)

    Changes to the rear are limited to new inserts in the rear bumper and a subtle black lip at the bottom to break the visual bulk of the rear end. A new alloy wheel design will also be available on the top-spec Titanium trim seen in these pictures.

    <p>Changes to the rear are limited to new inserts in the rear bumper and a subtle black lip at the bottom to break the visual bulk of the rear end. A new alloy wheel design will also be available on the top-spec Titanium trim seen in these pictures.</p>
  • Oct 04, 01:01 PM (IST)
  • Oct 04, 12:55 PM (IST)

    Mehrotra says there are 1 million Fords on the road in India today, half of which were sold in the last 5 years. This has been because the company has focused on targeting consciously is the perception that Fords are expensive to live with. Ford also adds 50% more man-days to service training.

    <p>Mehrotra&nbsp;says there are 1 million Fords on the road in India today, half of which were sold in the last 5 years. This has been because the company has focused&nbsp;on targeting consciously is the perception that Fords are expensive to live with. Ford also adds 50% more man-days to service training.</p>
  • Oct 04, 12:49 PM (IST)

    Here's Ford India president and MD, Anurag Mehrotra addressing the event.

    Changes to the new Aspire will include a new bumper with silver inserts similar to the black ones on the new Freestyle, a redesigned headlamp cluster, new fog lamp housings and a larger front grille finished in silver.

    <p>Here&#39;s&nbsp;Ford India president and MD, Anurag Mehrotra&nbsp;addressing the event.</p>



<p>Changes&nbsp;to the new Aspire will include a new bumper with silver inserts similar to the black ones on the new Freestyle, a redesigned headlamp cluster, new fog lamp housings and a larger front grille finished in silver.</p>
  • Oct 04, 12:16 PM (IST)

    You can watch the live stream of the launch event here

    <p><a href="https://t.co/n0wQC6RxP1">You can watch the live stream&nbsp;of the launch event here</a></p>
  • Oct 04, 11:56 AM (IST)

    The Ford Aspire, in non sub-four-metre form, was recently launched in South Africa, 

    <p><a href="http://overdrive.in/news/2018-ford-figo-sedan-revealed-in-south-africa/">The Ford Aspire, in non&nbsp;sub-four-metre form, was recently launched in South Africa,&nbsp;</a></p>

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