The Figo sedan previews an updated look for the India-spec Aspire.
Ford has revealed the made-in-India Figo sedan facelift, which is manufactured at the American company’s Gujarat plant exclusively for exports.
The Figo sedan is nothing but the longer version of the Figo Aspire that we have in India, however, the former is longer than 4-metres in length while the latter is sub 4-metre to benefit from India’s tax structure. Therefore, the facelifted Aspire, which should go on sale later this year, should look more or less similar to this Figo sedan facelift.
Changes on the outside include a new front grille with chrome surround, reprofiled headlamps and new front and rear bumpers. On the inside, the cabin has been updated in line with the recently launched Freestyle - where the centre console has been redesigned to accommodate the Sync 3 infotainment system.
Changes on the new Figo sedan are also skin deep - Ford’s new Dragon series of petrol engines, both 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre, power this South Africa spec model. The Aspire is also bound to get the smaller 1.2-litre petrol, although the 1.5-litre may also be offered with the automatic gearbox. Also, the new Aspire will continue with the tried and tested 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Both the updated Aspire and Figo hatchback will likely launch in India before the end of 2018.