Ford India is all set to roll out the new 2018 Aspire compact sedan in India today at an event in Delhi. The launch proceedings of the 2018 Aspire Facelift is scheduled to commence from 12.45 onwards. Also, the company will be live streaming the launch event of Honda Amaze rival and you can watch the catch here. As a reminder, the company has already initiated the bookings for the new Aspire with upfront payment of Rs 11,000. Moreover, the interested buyers can pre-book the all-new Aspire sub-4m sedan across all Ford dealerships in the country. 2018 Ford Aspire Facelift Compact Sedan Launching in India Today; Watch the Live Streaming Here.
On the exterior front, the new 2018 Aspire facelift compact sedan is likely to feature a bigger silver finished grille upfront along with redesigned headlamp cluster. It will also sport all-new bumper with silver inserts similar to the one seen on Freestyle. The overall appeal on the outside will be underlined by new fog lamp cluster, new inserts in the rear bumper, new alloy wheels and more. Inside the cabin, the new Aspire will feature a dual-tone interior paint scheme featuring black and beige shades. The sedan is also expected to feature new floating touchscreen panel on the centre console along with Ford's Sync3 infotainment system.
Under the hood, the new 2018 Ford Aspire facelift will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol mill is expected to be all-new 1.2-litre Dragon series unit, seen on Freestyle. It will be tuned to make 96PS and 120Nm of power figures. The diesel engine will be the same 1.5-litre oil burner capable of churning out 100PS of maximum power with peak torque of 215Nm. Transmission duties on the new Aspire will be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an automatic unit.
The automatic iteration could source its power from 1.5-litre petrol unit that is capable of making 125PS / 150Nm of power figures. As far as the competition is concerned, the new Aspire 2018 will compete against Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze.