Ford Aspire - FAQs
1. Shall I buy the petrol variant or the diesel variant?
It is entirely your decision whether you want to buy the petrol or diesel variant of Ford Aspire. Both the variants offer equal level of comfort and performance. If your average daily commute is over 50 kms, then it would make sense to get a diesel variant as you would save money on fuel costs.
2. What are the engine specifications of Ford Aspire?
The three types of engines offered in Ford Aspire are:
1196 cc, 4-cylinder, 1.2 litre Ti-VCT petrol engine with maximum torque of 112 Nm @ 4000 rpm and maximum power output of 87 bhp @ 6300 rpm
1499 cc, 4-cylinder, 1.5 litre Ti-VCT petrol engine with peak torque of 136 Nm @ 4250 rpm and maximum power of 110 bhp @ 6300 rpm
1498 cc, 4-cylinder, 1.5 litre TDCi diesel engine with maximum power and torque values of 99 bhp @ 3750 rpm and 215 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm, respectively.
3. How does the car perform in terms of safety? What are the safety systems in play?
The safety features available vary as per the choice of variant. Top end variants are equipped with all of the features mentioned below while the entry-level guises only have selected few systems installed.
The Ford Aspire is very safe as it has premium quality, high-grade safety and security systems like Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), brake assist, hill assist, traction control, turn indicators on ORVMs, driver and passenger SRS airbags, engine immobilizer, speed sensing auto door lock, central locking along with child safety lock, front and rear fog lights, keyless entry, and steering adjustment.
4. What is the fuel capacity and efficiency of Ford Aspire?
All the trim variants and fuel versions of the Ford Aspire don a 42-litre fuel tank.
The diesel version variants return an impressive fuel economy of 20.5 kmpl in the city and 25.8 kmpl on the highways. All variants of the petrol version (manual transmission as well as automatic) return a fuel economy of 12 kmpl in urban areas and 18.1 kmpl on the highways. Proper maintenance, correct brake application and clutch release technique will help in maintaining a good fuel economy.
5. How fast can this car go and how is its performance in terms of acceleration?
The petrol variants of Aspire reach top speeds of 155-160 kmph while their diesel counterparts top out at 170 kmph. The Ti-VCT engine powers the petrol variants from zero to 100 kmph in a decent 15 seconds. The TDCi engine makes the diesel variant faster as they cover the gap in 12 seconds.
6. What is the seating capacity and boot space available on the Ford Aspire?
With a spacious and comfortable seating arrangement for five adult passengers (in a 2+3 arrangement), this premium sedan by Ford is a great option when it comes to comfortable travel. The legroom, arm space and headroom space in the cabin are equally spacious for both front and rear passengers. A boot space of 359 litres has been provided by Ford which can easily accommodate 3 suitcases.
7. How many variants of the Aspire can I choose from?
Total 11 variants of the Ford Aspire have been launched in India. There are 6 variants under the petrol version and 5 under the diesel version. The petrol has a bifurcation of 87 bhp engine and 110 bhp engine. The petrol variants are:
· 1.2P Ambiente MT
· 1.2P Trend MT
· 1.2P Titanium MT
· 1.2P Titanium Sports Edition MT
· 1.2P Titanium Plus MT
· 1.5P Titanium AT (110 bhp version)
The diesel variants are:
· 1.5D Ambiente MT
· 1.5D Trend MT
· 1.5D Titanium MT
· 1.5D Titanium Sports Edition MT
· 1.5D Titanium Plus MT
8. How many colours has Ford offered for the all-new Aspire in India?
This saloon car is available in seven different and exciting exterior colours - Smoke Grey, Moondust Silver, Deep Impact Blue, Ruby Red, Oxford White, White Gold and Absolute Black.
9. Do I have an option of a transmission system other than Manual Transmission?
Yes. Currently in India, the Ford Aspire is available equipped with Manual Transmission as well as Automatic Transmission. The manual transmission has been installed in 5 variants of diesel and 5 variants of petrol version with a 5-speed gearbox. The 1.5P Titanium AT has a 6-speed automatic dual clutch transmission.
10. Can I know the details about the warranty?
Ford offers a unique 60 month (5 years) or 1, 00,000 kilometres warranty on all versions of the Ford Aspire. This warranty includes a 2-year factory warranty paired with a 3-year extended warranty. There are no restrictions or limitations for the distance of the warranty and it can be availed anywhere throughout the country.
11. What is the ground clearance of Aspire? Which type of wheels does it have?
Below are some of the basic dimensions of Ford Aspire:
· Height: 1525 mm
· Weight: 1130 kg
· Ground Clearance: 174 mm
· Min. turning Radius: 4.90 m
· Wheelbase: 2491 mm
· Wheel type: Steel Wheels
· Front Tyre: 175/65 R14- 14” tubeless
· Rear Tyre: 175/65 R14- 14” tubeless