The much awaited Ford Freestyle has finally launched in India. This cross-hatch has been priced competitively between Rs 5.09 lakh and goes till Rs 7.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Ford Freestyle is available in four variants Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, and Titanium+. All these variants can be had with petrol or diesel engine. In the Indian market, Freestyle competes with Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross, and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. (Ford launches car vending machine in China)
Ford Freestyle Price List (ex-showroom, Delhi)
|Ambiente||Rs 5.09 Lakh||Ambiente||Rs 6.09 Lakh|
|Trend||Rs 5.99 Lakh||Trend||Rs 6.99 Lakh|
|Titanium||Rs 6.39 Lakh||Titanium||Rs 7.35 Lakh|
|Titanium+||Rs 6.94 Lakh||Titanium+||Rs 7.89 Lakh|
Engine and Gearbox
Ford Freestyle comes with an all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The 3-cylinder petrol engine makes 98 PS of power and 120 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine puts out 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Ford has not launched automatic gearbox with Freestyle, but it might do so in future. Talking of fuel efficiency, the petrol engine gives 19 Kmpl and the diesel Freestyle delivers 24.4 Kmpl (ARAI tested figures).
|Ford Freestyle||1.2l Ti-VCT Petrol Engine||1.5l TDCi Diesel Engine|
|Displacement||1194 cc||1498 cc|
|Max Power||94 bhp at 6500 rpm||100 bhp at 3750 rpm|
|Peak Torque||120 Nm at 4250 rpm||215 Nm at 1750-3000 rpm|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT||5-Speed MT|
|Fuel Economy||19 km/l||24.4 km/l|
As you can guess by now, Ford Freestyle is based on the Ford Figo platform. For the cross-hatch rugged look it gets black plastic claddings, front bumper skid plate, new front and rear bumper, and bigger 15-inch rims. The ground clearance is increased to 190mm. The rugged persona continues inside also as the interiors are updated with a different colour scheme. It also gets a new HD touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In terms of safety, you get ABS, traction control, and dual airbag at the front.
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