The Aspire will be aviable in four trim levels along with three engines and two transmissions.
Ford is set to launch its first compact sedan on August 12. The car will be a direct rival to the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and Honda Amaze.
The compact sedan will be offered with a choice of three engines — a small 1.2-litre petrol, and 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre petrol engine develops 86.8bhp while the larger 1.5-litre petrol pumps out 110.5bhp. The diesel engine develops 98.6bhp and is the most powerful version of the motor in the Ford line-up. The 1.2 petrol and 1.5 diesel will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.5 petrol will be mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, a first in this segment.
Ford will sell the car in four trim levels — Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+ — with the 1.5 petrol restricted to the Titanium trim. Ford will provide all trim levels of the Aspire with dual airbags as standard, another segment first, while the top trim model will come equipped with features such as climate control, leather seats, SYNC infotainment system and six airbags.
Expect the prices to be around the same range as the Dzire.
Source: Autocars India