Ford, a popular American car maker is all set to the Ford Freestyle which is touted as India’s first Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) in the market today. The new compact vehicle will sit in between Figo hatchback and EcoSport sub-compact SUV in Ford’s product lineup for the domestic market. Expected to get a starting of Rs. 6 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Freestyle will be offered in 4 trim levels - Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+ that will be pitted against the likes of Hyundai Active i20, Toyota Etios Cross and Fiat Urban Cross. Read Also: Ford Freestyle Launching Today in India; Watch LIVE Streaming & Online Telecast of Freestyle CUV Launch
On the exterior front, the new Ford Freestyle comes with bold blacked honeycomb grille which gives a muscular look upfront and further accentuated by smoked headlamps and C-shaped fog lamps. Moreover, the sporty appeal of the vehicle is underlined by equipments like skid plates, metallic roof rails, 15-inch alloy wheels, blacked ORVMs, body coloured door handles and more. The rear section of the car gets chunky rear bumper, new taillights and more. See Also: Ford Freestyle CUV Launching in India Tomorrow; Likely to Get Starting Price of Rs. 6 Lakh
Moving on to interior, the overall appeal of the cabin is highlighted by a Sienna themed dashboard which is well color coordinated with the seats, door accents and other equipments inside. It is loaded with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, automatic climate control, rear view camera, rain sensing wipers, start stop button, Key-less entry and more. It also comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ARP, rear view camera and emergency assistance for enhanced safety of the passengers. Read More: Ford Freestyle Online Bookings Commences via Amazon India; Expected Price, Launch Date, Specifications, Images and Other Details
Under the hood, there are 2 engine options seen on the new Ford Freestyle which comes with only 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine is 1.2-liter Dragon 3-cylinder unit while the diesel is a 1.5-litre oil burner. The former makes maximum power of 96PS @ 6500 rpm with peak torque of 120 Nm @ 4250 rpm while the latter develops 100PS of peak power @ 3750 rpm with max torque of 215Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm. The new Freestyle is claimed to return mileage of 19 kmpl and 24.4 kmpl for petrol and diesel variants respectively.