The Sports Edition of the Figo hatchback and Aspire sedan receive a couple of aesthetic upgrades along with bigger wheels and stiffer suspension setup for better driving dynamics.
In the past, Fords cars have always been known for their spirited driving dynamics. Same, however, couldn’t be said about its new-gen models like the Figo or Aspire sedan. Although both these cars are decent handling machines, they can’t really match the charm of Fords of yore such as the Ikon, Fiesta or the first-gen Figo. Now, to address this very issue, Ford has introduced the Sports Edition of the Figo and Aspire in the country. And we’re happy to report that the Sports Edition is not just a sticker job…
Both Figo and Aspire Sports Edition are based on the Titanium trim (one lower than the top-end Titanium+). On the aesthetic front, the Sports Edition variants receive a good dose of black on the outside, meaning there’s a new black grille, body graphics, smoked headlamps, blacked out ORVM casings and a black roof. The Sports Edition also gets bigger 15-inch alloys – also finished in black - as opposed to 14-inch alloys offered with the regular Titanium version. And it’s not just the wheels - Ford has also tuned the suspension setup for better handling characteristics. Among other updates, the Sports Edition of the Figo hatchback comes with a rear spoiler, too.
Inside, the Figo and Aspire Sports Editions don an all-black interior with colour contrast stitching on the seats, gear lever and steering – which is now leather-wrapped. Since the sporty variants are not based on the top-end variant, they miss out on the SYNC infotainment screen – instead, they come with Ford MYDOCK phone holder on the top of the dashboard.
Powertrain options are unchanged from regular models. The Sports Editions are offered with the same 1.2-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines as earlier. The former develops 87bhp and 112Nm of torque, while the latter is rated at 99bhp and 215Nm. Both come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The 1.5-litre petrol automatic is not available with the Sports Edition.
As for the prices, the Figo Sports Edition petrol is priced at Rs 6.31 lakh while the diesel variant costs Rs 7.21 lakh – meaning they command a premium of around 50 thousand over their respective Titanium trims. The Aspire Sports Edition priced at Rs 6.50 lakh (petrol) and Rs 7.60 lakh (diesel) is around Rs 35,000 more expensive over the Titanium variants of the sedan.
We’ll be driving the Sports Edition today, so stay tuned for our quick review to know if they really feel sportier to drive as Ford claims.
Also read: Servicing our Long Term Ford Figo Aspire