Ford India has announced the launch of a new special edition model for their subcompact sedan. The Ford Aspire Blu Edition comes in both petrol and diesel engine options, and while the petrol model is priced at Rs. 7.40 lakh, the diesel model is priced at Rs. 8.20 lakh. The Aspire Blu Edition is available in three color choices Moondust Silver, Smoke Grey and Oxford White.
Similar to what is already on offer in the Ford Figo hatchback, the Blu Edition Aspire gets cosmetic updates and is based on the Titanium trim of the sedan.
It comes with a blacked-out roof, blue inserts on the front bumper, blackened 15-inch alloy wheels, sporty decals on the side and rear, new absolute black grille, and blue themed interior. It also gets a leather-wrapped steering, push-button start/stop, rear parking sensors, USB slots, satellite navigation, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and CarPlay connectivity, rear-view camera, remote central locking, automatic air-conditioner and power windows.
The petrol version of the Ford Aspire Blu edition comes equipped with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon family that produces 96 PS of power at 6,500 rpm, and generates 120 Nm of torque at 4,250rpm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel version gets the tried and tested 1.5-litre four-cylinder oil burner that makes 100 PS of power at 3,750rpm and churns out 215 NM of torque at 1,750-3,000rpm and comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. While the petrol model delivers a fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl, the diesel model returns a mileage of 25.5 kmph.
“The Ford Aspire Blu Edition celebrates the spirit of style, power and performance,” said Vinay Raina, executive director, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford India. “Thanks to the 5-year warranty on offer, the Ford Aspire Blu will deliver complete peace-of-mind to consumers, enabling them to enjoy the game as much as the car ownership experience.”