The America-based car maker, Ford, has today announced its new compact utility vehicle in India. Dubbed as the Ford Freestyle, the car will be launched in the second quarter of the year.
The cross-hatch is powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine which generates 96 PS of power with 120Nm of maximum torque, while the Dieselvariant packs 1.5-litre diesel engine at 100PS of power and 215Nm of a peak torque, which is operated by a 5-speed manual transmission. it runs on 185/60 R15 tyres and features four twin-spoke alloys with a darker finish
The compact crossover spots a hexagonal mesh grille, conventional LED Headlamps, fog lamps and a sharp-edgedbumper and bonnet, which adds a sporty look.Inside the cabin, the FordFreestyle has a floating 6.5-inch touchscreen display similar to the EcoSports, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Ford’s SYNC3 connectivity system and much more.
Meanwhile, the company has announced the latest edition of its famous EcoSport SUV series, EcoSport Storm, in Brazil. The car comes with a price tag of $99,990, which roughly translate to Rs 20 lakh and itcan be considered as the most expensive variant in the EcoSport series. The SUV is available in Brown Trancoso colour option. There is a Strom badge on the front grille, which gives an aggressive look to the car.
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Under the hood, there is a 2.0-litre Direct Flex engine that runs both on petrol and ethanol. On petrol, the car gives a power of 170hp along with 202Nm of torque, while on ethanol, it gives a power of 176hp and 221Nm peak torque.The EcoSport Storm comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the inside, one will find a combination of orange and grey colour theme. There is an 8-inch Sync3 touchscreen that supports navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, there is no information on whether the brand will introduce the top-end model for the Indian market for not.