In a move to enter the ‘Sports Edition’ segment, Ford India has launched the sports edition of two of its popular cars – Ford Figo in hatchback segment and Ford Aspire in the sedan segment – today. Both the models will be offered in petrol and diesel variants. The prices of the variants are set at Rs 6.31 lakh for Ford Figo Sports Edition petrol and Rs 7.21 lakh for Ford Figo Sports Edition diesel, whereas the Ford Aspire Sports edition is priced at Rs 6.50 lakh for petrol variant and Rs 7.60 lakh for the diesel variant.
Both the cars possess the same old 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.5-litre diesel engine. But the performance for both has been upgraded. The petrol engine on Sports Edition has the capability to generate 87 bhp of horsepower and 113 Nm of torque while the diesel engine can generate 99 bhp of horsepower and 215 Nm of torque. Other than these upgrades, there are not any changes in the power specifications of both the rides. 5-speed manual gearbox has been set as the standard for both the cars.
As far as the looks are concerned, both Sports Editions will get a whole different paintjob with dual tone color. The dual tone color comes in the form different colors of roof other than the body color, as you can see in the pictures. The color tone is done to give both the cars a sporty touch. Other than the colors, the design is almost same to the standard models, with the similar front profile. But the company has added some little (but noticeable) elements to give the sporty touch. The front grille is now colored in jet black, Figo S has a fishnet design while Aspire S has horizontal lines design in the grille. The headlamps have the similar old design but are now possessed with smoked effect. Both the Sports Edition models will be distinguished with the car name followed by ‘S’.
In the dual tone color, the fog lamps covers and the outside rear view mirrors are also covered in the same color as of the roof. Adding more spark to the sporty black look of the cars, both will be equipped with 15-inch alloy wheels colored in shiny black. ‘S’ letter which signifies the Sports Edition, will also be seen on the side decals placed at the bottom of both the side doors. The hatchback Ford Figo Sports Edition features a sporty spoiler mounted at the top of the rear end of the car, which is something not available for the sedan segment Aspire Sports Edition.
Adding more to the Sporty styling quotient, the cabin of both the rides is also colored like the exterior blend. The same old materials are now covered in the al-black color tone. The Figo will feature the red stitching on seats while the grey color stitching is given to the Aspire Sports Edition. Both the cars are also equipped with dual airbags at the front and the back. The company will also provide ABS and EBD braking system as a standard feature in all the variants.
On the launch of the two stunning Sports Editions launches today, Executive Director, Marketing, Sales & Service of Ford India, Anurag Mehrotra said, “The launch of Sports Editions is yet another stride in our commitment to introduce products that customers want and value and will help us further strengthen our position in the segment and industry at large.”
The company will be looking forward to hitting hard at the competitions in both the segments as there are not any other cars in the segment which offers such performance under this price tag.