Ford Freestyle Compact Utility Vehicle Unveiled in India
Ford Freestyle. (Image: Ford)
Ford today unveiled its latest global product offering – The All-New Ford Freestyle compact utility vehicle (CUV) for Indian consumers. India will be amongst the first across the globe where the all-new Freestyle will go on sale in the second quarter of 2018. With a commanding stance, unique grille and three-dimensional mesh along with sweeping straight lines moving from front to the rear give the Ford Freestyle robust, muscular, & SUV look.
The front bumper of the vehicle has an integrated skid plate and sculpted fascia sections. The sculpted rear fascia conveys Freestyle’s athletic stance while precision detailing.
The Freestyle will come paired with Ford’s all-new, three-cylinder 1.2L TiVCT petrol engine. The engine will generate best-in-class 96 PS of peak power and 120 Nm of torque. Consumers will continue to have a choice to opt for Ford’s 1.5L TDCi diesel engine that generates 100 PS peak power and 215 Nm of torque.
Inside the cabin, the Freestyle will come with 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.
In terms of safety, The Freestyle will continue Ford’s standard safety, offering up to six airbags. The new offering will also get uniquely tuned suspension with increased track-width, high ground clearance, TCS, ABS with EBD and uniquely tuned EPAS among others.
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