Facelifted Ford Aspire Spied Testing

A few days ago, the crossover variant of the Ford Figo, the Figo Cross was spied performing test runs in India and South America. But this time, the facelifted version of the executive sedan Aspire has been captured doing test runs in Turkey ahead its global launch in 2018.

The new Aspire will feature a host of additional bits over the standard version. While the propelling powertrain will also be a new unit. The global market will witness the arrival of the new Figo Aspire first and its Indian launch is in darkness as there are no official words.

Beneath the hood, the Figo Aspire is expected to be loaded with a new 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine. Well, the same powerplant may also introduce in the new Ecosport as well.

Facelifted Ford Aspire Snapped

Reports hint that the new engine is around 10 percent lighter than the four-cylinder Sigma motor. The exterior is anticipated to get cosmetic changes in the form of revised headlamps, new alloys, and redesigned bumpers. Inside the cabin, the vehicle will receive the fresh set of upholstery and a reworked dashboard to fit a new touchscreen infotainment system.

There are different lengths of Aspire around the world. India and South Africa get the sub-four-meter Aspire version, while the South American model is slightly longer and gets a larger boot. In India, the petrol version is available with two engine choices – a 1.2-litre one, which produces 87bhp of power and 112Nm of torque, and a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT trim that makes out 110bhp of power and 136Nm at 4250rpm of torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, gets a 1.5-litre TDCi engine that churns out 99bhp of power and 215Nm of torque.