American car manufacturer Ford has rejigged the variants on the Ford Figo, Ford Aspire and Ford Freestyle in the India portfolio. The ‘Trend’ trim from the Ford Figo and Aspire has now gone missing from the brand’s official website. Other than the trim shuffle, all three cars remain mechanically changed.
The new Ford Figo’s base trim Ambiente is still in the entry-level variant but the next trim ‘Trend’ is now discontinued. The Ford Figo is available in three instead of four variants – Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium Blu in the petrol avatar. But the Diesel Ford Figo is only available in two variants Titanium and Titanium Blu, as the also discontinues the Trend base diesel variant. Similarly, the Ford Freestyle is also now available in three variants Titanium, Titanium+ and Flair. The Ford Aspire is available in two variants Titanium and Titanium+ on both the petrol and diesel avatar and losses out on both the Ambiente and Trend trim, making Titanium the entry-level trim on the Aspire.
The Figo, Freestyle and Aspire come with two engine options – a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre three-cylinder Ti-VCT petrol motor that makes 96 PS of power and 119 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox and another BS6 compliant 1.5-litre four-cylinder TDCi diesel engine that generates 100 PS power and 215 Nm of torque paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 2020 Ford line-up comes with a 3-year or 1,00,000 km factory warranty as standard.
Ford notified its customers of the Ford Figo, Aspire and Freestyle that a feature called AEIS, short for Automatic Engine Idle Shutdown is already available on the abovementioned Ford cars but the details were missing in the owner’s manual. The brand has now made the addendum and sent emails to the respective owners to inform them about the technology. AEIS automatically turns the car’s engine OFF when it is being on idle for an extended period saving fuel and exhaust emissions. The AEIS technology is present on Ford Cars with Keyless Entry and Start/Stop Ignition button.