Ford has announced that it will be officially launching its latest Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV), Freestyle, on April 26 in India. The company has already started taking the booking of the latest CUV.
Ford is also taking the booking online through Amazon India website. On Amazon, 100 units will be available for booking from April 14 2 PM onwards. You have to pay Rs 10,000 on Amazon to book it. One can also book the car from Ford dealers across the country. With this, Ford is trying to give a stiff competition to the likes of Hyundai i20 Active, Honda WR-V, Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Polo Cross.
The Freestyle is expected to price between Rs 6-8 lakh (ex-showroom) and it will be available in both the petrol as well as diesel variants and 4 sub-trims, including the Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+.
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.