New Delhi, April 26, 2018: The much-anticipated Ford Freestyle crossover is all set to be launched in India tomorrow and bookings for the car have already commenced. The new Compact Utility Vehicle a.k.a. CUV is the first of its kind model from Ford India and upon launch, it will rival the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, and even Fiat Urban Cross. Based on the Ford Figo hatchback, the Freestyle comes with new design and styling, crossover-style features and an all-new 1.2 petrol engine along with 1.5 diesel. We have already driven the petrol version of the Freestyle and have told you all about it.
According to report published in auto.ndtv.com by Seshan Vijayraghvan Visually, the new Ford Freestyle comes with the signature crossover hatch-like stylings which are accentuated by design elements like heavy plastic cladding, black mesh grille up front and black treatment for exterior features like foglamps, headlamps, and ORVMs. The car also gets side body cladding, wheel arch cladding, front and rear skid plates, roof rails, body coloured door handles, and integrated turn indicators for ORVMs.
Among the comfort features the standard offerings include – 12V front power socket, all 4 power windows with one-touch down function for the driver, keyless entry and more. Other optional features include – height adjustable driver’s seat, rear windshield wiper, push-button start, rear defogger, electrically operable ORVMs, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, and Ford MyKey.
The Ford Freestyle comes with a host of standard safety features like – dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, four 3-point seat belts and lap belt for rear middle passenger, seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors, door ajar warning, speed sense lock and anti-theft alarm. Optional features include – rear parking camera, front and rear foglamps, Hill launch assist, electronic stability programme (ESP), and traction control system (TCS), emergency assistance, and 6 airbags in the top-end model.