Ford India launches the Aspire in two CNG variants :- Ambient and Trend Plus. This CNG variants will be priced at Rs. 6.27 lakhs for the Ambient and Rs. 7.12 lakhs for the Trend Plus. The CNG kit will be fitted on the 1.2 L three cylinder Petrol Engine. This Engine is capable of producing 96 BHP and 120 Nm of torque.
Commenting on the addition of a CNG variant to the Aspire range Vinay Raina, Executive Director – Marketing, Sales & Service- Ford India said, “The New Aspire CNG is yet another fuel-efficient, and eco-friendly alternative for our value-conscious customers. With maintenance cost as low as just 46 paise per km, the New Aspire CNG will offer great peace of mind to customers, without compromising on performance, safety or space.”
The CNG kit will be installed across the Company’s dealership across the country. Latest sequential technology for integration of CNG kit has been used by Ford India. Cars with company equipped CNG kit will be equipped with programmed speed governor, which restrict the vehicle speed to 80 kmph. The CNG kit also comes equipped with Engine Control Unit (ECU) for smoother operation and optimized gas flow in each cylinder. In order to well maintain the driving dynamics and comfort, addition of front stabilizer has done.
The Aspire CNG comes well equipped with 7 inch touch screen infotainment system with bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation. Further it gets dual-front airbags, reverse camera with parking sensors and climate control AC.
In addition, Ford India is offering two years or 1,00,000 kms warranty on the Aspire CNG and claiming the maintenance cost to be 46 paise/km. The service intervals of 1year/10,000 kms and 2year/20,000 kms is scheduled, whereas owners must get the CNG kits serviced once in a year or two.