Ford FreeStyle Bookings To Open from April 7
Ford India will soon introduce its cool, capable, connected compact utility vehicle – the all-new Ford Freestyle – to meet the SUV owning aspirations of customers.
The all-new global product from Ford combines SUV-like robust design, benchmark performance, innovative technologies and outstanding fuel efficiency – for greater choice to customers.
India will be the lead market for Ford Freestyle sales to commence, starting with bookings opening from April 7.
Ford Freestyle is a product tailor-made for progressive, independent, free-spirited customers,
said Anurag Mehrotra, president and managing director, Ford India.
This all-new CUV from Ford will offer the young owners an opportunity to experience an SUV-like vehicle, in a compact size and at a compelling price.
The all-new Freestyle will position Ford to address growing demand for SUV-like vehicles among consumers. Such vehicles are being preferred owing to their commanding seating position & better ground clearance to tackle congested urban environment.
The all-new Ford Freestyle embodies the aspirations of free-spirited buyers who are uninhibited and love to live life to the fullest. These consumers aren’t afraid to take their chances and are driven by passion.
Their motto in life is to ‘Do Everything, & Regret Nothing’. These customers aspire for a compact, SUV-like vehicle that is sporty, powerful, fun to drive, and family oriented
The Freestyle will come paired with Ford’s all-new, three-cylinder 1.2L TiVCT petrol engine that is small, light, strong and delivers outstanding fuel efficiency. The naturally aspirated engine will generate best-in-class 96 PS of peak power and 120 Nm of torque to deliver Ford’s fun-to-drive DNA.
Consumers will continue to have a choice to opt for Ford’s trusted 1.5L TDCi diesel engine that generates class-leading 100 PS peak power and 215 Nm of torque.
Both engines will be paired with an all-new, five-speed manual transmission that’s sportier, quicker and enhances its fun-to-drive capabilities.
This new manual transmission has almost 15% lighter and helps improve fuel economy while reducing NVH. It requires 40% lesser gear oil than its predecessor too. Drivers will experience slicker, more responsive gear shifts when they behind the wheel, enhancing Freestyle’s sporty appeal.
Adding to the list of all-new features and technologies, Ford has introduced innovative and first-in-class intelligent technology, Active Rollover Prevention (ARP) with the Freestyle. The system works with Electronic Stability Control and applies brakes on relevant wheels to decrease engine torque and help prevent any potential rollover situations.
Freestyle will deliver sportier performance in all driving conditions and will feature a uniquely tuned suspension with increased track-width, TCS, ABS with EBD, hill launch assist, a segment first, and uniquely tuned EPAS among others.
The Freestyle will continue Ford’s leadership on Safety, offering standard dual airbags across the variant line-up. For those looking for greater safety, Freestyle will offer up to six airbags on top Titanium+ trim.
Cool & Compact
The latest Ford looks modern, aggressive, inviting and ready for action, whether on or off-road.
Featuring a striking-look, and a commanding stance, the Ford Freestyle uses design elements common to more expensive mini SUVs. The unique Freestyle grille with three-dimensional mesh gives this car a sportier look.
The front bumper has sculpted sections – that inspire a sense of confidence and add to its SUV-like look & rigidity. The skid plates on the front and rear, make the car a perfect companion whether on-road or off-it.
Freestyle, with its best in class ground clearance of 190MM, can conquer challenging surfaces with greater ease and will feature wider 15-inch tyres with aggressive black alloys.
Step inside, and the Ford Freestyle will impress you with its sporty, dual tone interiors. Like all Fords, there are several storage compartments, more than 20 of them, to tuck away everything that you may need on your trips – from water bottles to your umbrellas and more.
There is extensive use of damping and sound absorbing materials to reduce vibrations or road noise, making the Freestyle’s cabin quietest among hatchbacks.
Clever, Connected & Convenient
The Ford Freestyle will also feature Ford’s in-car infotainment system, SYNC 3 with a 6.5-inch touchscreen which allows drivers to control their entertainment and their connected smartphone with conversational voice commands.
SYNC 3 system is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
The Freestyle will be replete with convenience features including, a reverse parking camera, keyless entry and a push start. The automatic climate control on the Freestyle will be among the best-in-class, capable of bringing cabin temperature down from 50-degrees to a comfortable 25-degrees, in just 15-minutes.
The all-new Freestyle will be produced at Ford India’s Sanand factory in Gujarat, for consumers in India and all around the world, including parts of Europe and Africa. The CUV will be available in six colours, including a new White Gold, Canyon Ridge, Moondust Silver, Oxford White, Smoke Grey and Absolute Black.
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