Ford Figo Aspire
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The new compact sedan from Ford, the Figo Aspire, has received a dream start by reaching the second spot in the compact sedan segment in August car sales, beating Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Toyota Etios and Tata Zest. It now lags behind the Maruti Suzuki Dzire.

A report published by ET Auto says Ford sold 5,176 units of Figo Aspire, while sales of Hyundai Xcent stood at 3,202 units. Honda sold 3,260 units of its Amaze compact sedan while Toyota sold 2,652 units of the Etios sedan. Tata Zest managed to sale only 2,006 units during August 2015.

The Figo Aspire contributed to the company's total sales of 8,331 units. The car single-handedly helped Ford India to turn around the sales for the month of August.

Will Ford will be able to sustain the momentum in Figo Aspire sales in the coming months remains to be seen. 

Priced at Rs 4.89 lakh, the Ford Figo Aspire is offered in eight variants - five petrol and three diesel. Under the hood, the Figo Aspire packs three engine options.

The base model of Figo Aspire is powered by 1.2-litre Ti-VCT engine, which can churn out 88PS at 6300rpm and 112Nm at 4000rpm of peak torque and comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission, whereas the 1.5-litre TDCi that has the capacity to produce 100PS of power and 215Nm of torque will come with 5-speed manual gearbox.

The third engine in the line-up, the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT, is tuned to produce 112PS at 6,300rpm and 136Nm at 4250rpm of torque with 6-Speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.

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