Friday, April 22, 2016
By Kriti Gupta
Deliveries of Ford Figo and Aspire postponed by Ford
Ford India, the India alliance of U.S car maker Ford Motors has suspended the deliveries and test drives of Figo hatchback and compact sedan Aspire due to some software issue which affects the control module of both the vehicles. According to reports company has asked its dealers across the country to postpone the deliveries and arrangement of test drives till the rectification of issue.
Explaining company’s decision on this matter source of Ford India said "We have issued a Dealer Demonstration and Delivery Hold notice while we investigate a software concern related to the Restraints Control Module with Figo and Figo Aspire vehicles. Ford remains committed to delivering world-class quality vehicles to our customers, and dealer demonstration and delivery Holds are part of that commitment."
Launched during the middle of 2015, both Figo and Aspire were embellished with fleet of some remarkable features and succeeded in receiving an encouraging response from Indian buyers. Success of Aspire compact sedan can be witnessed from the fact that within first month of its launch it replaced Amaze compact sedan by Japanese car maker Honda Motors from its top position. Not only this, both the vehicles were first in their segment equipped with six airbags offering complete security of all passengers. Both Figa and Aspire are being produced at company’s production unit located at Sanand in Gujarat. It would be interested to know that despite of this issue the car maker has not recalled any units of both these vehicles, which means that this issue has affected only to those vehicles which are manufactured in recent times.