Ford Freestyle launched at a starting price of Rs.5.09 Lakh…
Freestyle “Compact Utility Vehicle”, as Ford likes to call it, has been launched in India today. The cross hatchback is based on Ford’s Figo and is introduced at a starting price of Rs. 509,000/- for base petrol variant. It is interesting to see that this price is lower than the base price of the current Figo by around Rs. 42,000. Looking at this pricing, we can expect a price cut on the upcoming Figo facelift too. Ford Freestyle will come in four variants namely Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+.
In a statement, Mr. Anurag Mehrotra, President and Managing director, Ford India said,“The all-new Ford Freestyle is a cool-new car for the young, new age, emerging Indian
customers who aspire to own an SUV-like vehicle. The compact utility vehicle is yet another segment created by Ford and will complement our existing portfolio of capable SUVs like Ford EcoSport and Ford Endeavour.”
Ford Freestyle will come powered by both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine on offer is an all-new three cylinder 1.2L one, producing 96PS and 120Nm torque. The diesel motor is the same 1.5L, producing 100 PS power & 215 Nm torque, which does duty on some other Ford cars as well. Both these engines will come mated to an all new 5-speed manual transmission. As per Ford, the new gearbox is 15% lighter and aids in higher fuel economy while having reduced NVH levels. It also consumes 40% lesser gear oil than the older unit.
Ford Freestyle Features
Here is a list of some of the features available on Freestyle:
- Active Rollover Prevention (ARP): The feature works with the Electronic Stability Control and applies brakes on relevant wheels to decrease engine torque and help prevent any potential rollover situations
- Tuned suspension with TCS
- ABS + EBD
- Hill launch assist, a segment first
- Driver + Passenger airbags on Ambiente, Trend, Titanium variants and 6 airbags on the top end Titanium+ variant
- 15-inch black alloy wheels
- SYNC 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
- Reverse parking camera
- Keyless entry and push-button start
- Automatic climate control
Ford Freestyle boasts of 190mm ground clearance. The track width of the car has also been increased to make it more suitable to tackle different terrains. It comes with a boot capacity of 257 litres. The car will be available in six shades Canyon Ridge, Moondust Silver, Oxford White, Smoke Grey, Absolute Black and an all-new White Gold.
Ford Freestyle Price
Here is a quick view of Ford Freestyle’s pricing:
|Ford Freestyle Ambiente||Rs. 509,000/-||Rs. 609,000/-|
|Ford Freestyle Trend||Rs. 599,000/-||Rs. 699,000/-|
|Ford Freestyle Titanium||Rs. 639,000/-||Rs. 735,000/-|
|Ford Freestyle Titanium+||Rs. 694,000/-||Rs. 789,000/-|