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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.