Ford India understands the trend of Buyers who commute majorly in the city are increasingly opting for automatic transmission cars for an easier driving experience, especially in the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi were the cars sold with automatic transmissions (AT) accounted for 40% of the sales. In India, 20% of the sales were for the cars with an automatic transmission. Considering the demand, Ford India will be offering an AT option for their petrol-powered Freestyle that was launched in April 2018.
Ford Freestyle Automatic
Ford is unlikely to offer the Freestyle with an AT option for the diesel option thanks to the increase in crude oil prices and regulations. The company has even predicted a positive shift towards petrol engines owing to the upcoming emission norms that require diesel engines to be fitted with extra hardware that doesn’t come cheap.
The Ford Freestyle is powered by a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Dragon series petrol engine that is capable of producing 94 HP of power and 120 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel option produces 99 HP of power and 215 Nm of torque. Both the powertrains come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It comes packed with features such as a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among others.