The Ford Freestyle is based on the latest iteration of the Figo hatchback. It comes with a rugged exterior profile and a cabin to match. This is Ford’s first vehicle in the hatchback crossover segment. It gets a new 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine.
By the end of April 2018, Ford India is going to launch the Freestyle in India. This will make Ford’s entry into the hatchback crossover segment in our country. To make a statement, Ford is calling this vehicle a CUV or a Compact Utility Vehicle. The Ford Freestyle is essentially the crossover version of the Figo facelift or the Ka+ facelift sold in the international markets. In India, this vehicle will go against the likes of Hyundai Active i20, Etios Cross, Maruti Celerio Cross and the Volkswagen Polo Cross. However, expect this car to cost slightly less than its rivals. The car comes with multiple design updates which make it look rugged, hence giving it a crossover profile. The cabin of the Freestyle is also new, in comparison to the current spec Figo. Not only this, the vehicle is going to get a new 1.2-litre petrol engine. This motor will also make its way to the Figo Facelift and the Aspire Facelift as well.
Ford Freestyle India Launch Date
Ford India made the first public debut of the Freestyle in India at the start of this year. The media drives for this vehicle are scheduled for this month. Hence, expect the car to launch in India by the end of April 2018.
Ford Freestyle Expected Price
As mentioned before, the Freestyle is essentially the hatchback crossover version of the Figo. Consequently, expect the prices to be slightly premium than the standard vehicle. We believe that the prices for this Ford CUV will fall in the range of INR 5.3 lakh to 8.6 lakh. Given that Ford decided to launch multiple variants for this car.
|Expected Price||INR 5.3 Lakh to INR 8 Lakh|
Ford Freestyle: Engine Specifications
The Freestyle crossover is going to get a new petrol engine, while the diesel engine remains the same as the current spec Figo hatchback. The new petrol engine is a 1.2-litre, TiVCT motor from Ford’s Dragon series. It produces 96 BHP of power along with 120 Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative is going to come with the same 1.5-litre, TDCi oil-burner. This engine is good for 98 Bhp of power along with 215 Nm of peak torque. Both the variants are going to get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard across the range.
|Engine||1.2-litre TiVCT Dragon||1.5-litre TDCi|
|Power||94 BHP||99 BHP|
|Torque||120 Nm||215 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manual|
Ford Freestyle Mileage
Talking about the mileage, the petrol engine of the Freestyle is expected to give a fuel efficiency of 21 km/l. While the diesel engine promises a mileage of 25 km/l.
|Engine||1.2-litre Dragon||1.5-litre TDCi|
|Mileage||~21 km/l||~25 km/l|
Ford Freestyle Exteriors
The Freestyle comes with the basic silhouette of the Figo facelift. The front profile of the crossover looks very sharp, thanks to an aggressively styled bumper. In line with all the hatchback crossovers, this car too comes with black plastic cladding all-around. The car also comes with faux skid plates, both at the front and at the back. Furthermore, the rear profile of the vehicle looks very similar to the current spec Figo. However, just like the front, it too comes with an aggressively designed bumper.
Ford Freestyle Interiors
Since the Freestyle is based on the Figo facelift, the cabin of this CUV shares its design with the same. The dashboard comes with a neat and sporty layout, indigenous to Ford cars in India. You can clearly see that the design takes its inspiration from the one that we see on the EcoSport facelift.
Ford Freestyle Features
The Freestyle will have a huge array of features onboard. The list includes Ford’s SYNC3 touchscreen media-nav system, automatic climate control, day-night inside rear-view mirror among the others. Furthermore, the car comes with following features:
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Faux Skid plates
- Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheels
- 6.3-inch SYNC3 Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Automatic Climate Control
- Automatic Headlamps
- Rain-Sensing Wipers
- Push Button Start-Stop
- 12V Power Socket
- Tilt Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Steering Mounted Audio Controls
- Voice Commands
- Rear Window Washer And Wiper
- Automatic Day and Night Inside Rearview Mirror
Ford Freestyle Safety Features
The Freestyle is going to offer a host of safety features. These are in-line with the new safety regulations which are set to come into play starting next year. The automaker has already started launching new products well ahead of the set deadline which meets these guidelines. Ford India is amongst these. That said, Ford cars have always been a step ahead of the competition when it comes to the safety of the vehicles. The Freestyle comes with the following safety features:
- ABS with EBD
- Dual Front Airbags
- High-Speed Warning Chime (over 80km/h and 120 km/h)
- Reverse Parking Sensors
- Auto Door Lock above 15 km/h
- Rear View Camera
- Active Roll-over preventions
- Electronic Stability Control
- Traction Control System
- Side and Curtain airbags (top-variant only)
Ford Freestyle Dimensions
This compact utility vehicle will measure 3954 mm in length, 1737 mm in width and 1570 mm in height. The Freestyle is going to have a wheelbase of 2490 mm. While the boot space will stand at 257 L.
|Boot Space||257 L|
Ford Freestyle Walkaround Video
Ford Freestyle Brochure
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