Ford Aspire : Official Review

Ivan Leon

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The Ford Figo Aspire has been launched in India at a price of between Rs. 4.90 - 8.25 lakhs (ex-Delhi).

What you'll like:

• Aston Martin-esque face looks very stylish!
• Value for money price & positioning
• Powerful & efficient 1.5L diesel engine. Good driveability too
• Compliant ride quality. Suspension is tuned for comfort
• Dual airbags as standard (a segment first). Titanium+ variant gets 6 airbags!
• Well-packaged cabin offers adequate space, lots of features, comfy leather seats and a chilling air-con
• Dual-clutch Automatic with a bigger 1.5L petrol, ESP, traction control & hill start assist

What you won't:

• Commuter 1.2L petrol is unimpressive. A mediocre engine
• Drives like any other mass market sedan...but not like a Ford. Ordinary handling
• Lighter build quality isn't as solid as Fords usually are
• Cabin width makes the Aspire suited to 4 adults, not 5
• 14" rims & 175 mm tyres are too puny, especially for the fast diesel
• 359 liter boot is smaller than that of the Amaze & Xcent (~400 liters)
• AT unavailable in the fully-loaded trim. Period

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Read the full article here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/official-new-car-reviews/168334-ford-aspire-official-review.html
 

FiestaST

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So the Figo sedan is called the Aspire in the Indian market?

Looks fairly good also.

Way better than the booted Swift & *cringe* Brio
 

eg2505

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So the Figo sedan is called the Aspire in the Indian market?

Looks fairly good also.

Way better than the booted Swift & *cringe* Brio
What is it with Indian cars and that horrible choice of seat fabric?

Did it with the Brio, and now this.
Do Indians fit seat covers anyway, so they don't care?

Coming to sa?
 

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Aston Martin-esque looks??!?

Seriously? Is the person who thinks that completely blind?
 

FiestaST

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What is it with Indian cars and that horrible choice of seat fabric?

Did it with the Brio, and now this.
Do Indians fit seat covers anyway, so they don't care?

Coming to sa?
Agreed with the seat fabric choice.

And yes SA will be getting the hatch & sedan soon.Pricing will play a big role in our successful if is. Should do very well locally; look at curry model that is essentially a f/lift previous gen Fiesta.

Aston Martin-esque looks??!?

Seriously? Is the person who thinks that completely blind?
To be fair though I think the reviewer means if in the context of the grill mostly.

Updated Focus; Fiesta & Fusion have similar grill designs.

Though only the Fusion is the one where you hear the media referring if to sort of AM looks...lol

Btw how big is that fuel gauge!

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No temp gauge; just a warning light = fail
 

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A lot of the smaller segment cars don't seem to have a temp gauge, my wife's Spark doesn't and neither does my dad's Polo, don't think the current Figo has one either. The 2012 one I drove didn't.
 

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A lot of the smaller segment cars don't seem to have a temp gauge, my wife's Spark doesn't and neither does my dad's Polo, don't think the current Figo has one either. The 2012 one I drove didn't.
Never understood that idea, its just plain stupid,
So if the light comes on kiss the engine goodbye, as its completely overheated and useless,

I mean we have many cars with rev counters, that could easily be replaced with a light,

But proper temp gauge, surely that's important? More than a rev counter?
 

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Never understood that idea, its just plain stupid,
So if the light comes on kiss the engine goodbye, as its completely overheated and useless,

I mean we have many cars with rev counters, that could easily be replaced with a light,

But proper temp gauge, surely that's important? More than a rev counter?
Not sure, but in all honesty don't miss is it on the Spark. On my Cruze hardly notice it as it moves to just before the middle, perhaps they just don't really do anything?
 

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Not sure, but in all honesty don't miss is it on the Spark. On my Cruze hardly notice it as it moves to just before the middle, perhaps they just don't really do anything?
Yip do get you, but surely it gives you a warning before the temp lights come on to stop,

With the light only you have 0 warning when the engine is overheating.....
And that's the clever bit;
By the time that light comes on your screwed.....
 

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Never understood that idea, its just plain stupid,
So if the light comes on kiss the engine goodbye, as its completely overheated and useless,

I mean we have many cars with rev counters, that could easily be replaced with a light,

But proper temp gauge, surely that's important? More than a rev counter?
You are not screwed when the high temp light comes on. We've covered this before. You just need to stop as soon as possible, let things cool down and no permanent damage will occur.

With the light only you have 0 warning when the engine is overheating.....
And that's the clever bit;
By the time that light comes on your screwed.....
/re-invests in tinfoil hats
 
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