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Fuel efficiency remained respectable even with all the redlining

The Ford Figo Aspire rivals some really competitive cars like the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze and Volkswagen Ameo and this is indeed a difficult segment to crack. Ford has priced the sedan very nicely and there is no doubt about its value-for-money nature. Driving experience is one of the best in this segment and fuel efficiency is excellent too. Space is also more than enough for the size of the car and the only area where it needs improvements is the quality of some materials on the inside and the equipment list. Once the Aspire facelift comes out, the overall package will start looking much better thanks to more features and that’s when the Aspire will become a strong contender in the segment.

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Ford is going to launch the Aspire facelift soon

What’s Cool

* Smashing performance makes this so much fun to drive
* Fuel efficiency is good even after all the hard driving
* Space is quite good, boot has decent cargo capacity too
* Low service costs which is a huge draw for customers

What’s Not So Cool

* Misses out on so many features and niceties
* Build quality at certain places isn’t great

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The styling continues to be a positive point for the Aspire

Testers’ Note:

“The Ford Aspire is an absolute thrill to drive with the superb performance as the wheels spin in glee everytime you launch it with aggression. This car is not only fast but also a whole lot of fun around corners thanks to good body control and a communicative steering wheel.” – Faisal Khan, Editor, MotorBeam.
“I drove the Ford Figo Aspire for a few months and while I used to find it annoying that this car misses out on so many features, the driving pleasure would always make up for it and when you get behind the wheel of this car, you just forget all the negative bits about it.” – Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.
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Now that the Aspire is gone, I’m really missing it for its performance

Further Reading

Ford Figo Aspire Long Term – First Report
Ford Figo Aspire Review
Ford Figo Diesel Long Term – First Report
Ford Figo Diesel Long Term – Second Report