Ford has today announced the official launch of its latest Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) in India, the Ford Freestyle. The CUV comes with at a starting price of Rs 5.09 Lakh and goes up to Rs 7.89 Lakh (ex-showroom).
The base model Ambiente comes with a price tag of Rs 5.09 lakh for the petrol variant, while the diesel is priced Rs 6.09 lakh. Freestyle Trend model comes with a price tag ofRs 5.99 lakh for petrol and Rs 6.99 lakh for diesel. Ford Freestyle Titanium and top-end Titanium+ modelsare priced at Rs 6.39 lakh and Rs 6.94 lakh for the petrol variant respectively and Rs 7.35 lakh and Rs 7.89 lakh for the diesel variant respectively.
As far as specifications of the Ford Freestyle are concerned, the 1.2-litre petrol engine will be capable of delivering 95 bhp of maximum power along with the peak torque of 120 Nm, while the 1.5-litre diesel motor will produce 99 bhp of power and 215 Nm of peak torque. In terms of fuel consumption, the petrol variant is claimed to deliver the mileage of 19kmpl, however, the diesel is said to stand at 24.4kmpl.
Moving to the safety part, the compact utility vehicle will get the SRS dual airbags system as a standard feature, while the side and curtain SRS airbags are limited to the Titanium+. Further, anti-lock braking (ABS) system, seat belt reminder and the rear parking sensors will be available on all the trims.
In terms of design, the rugged hatchback boasts of a 189mm of ground clearance which is 15mm more than the Ford Figo. The car gets a lot of black elements such as Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs), the B-pillar, front grille and even for the headlight masking. On the front one can find a new front and rear bumper. It will also have roof rails mounted on the top. The plastic cladding starts from the lowest part of the front bumper and then makes it way throughout the car.