Bhubaneswar: Ford introduced India’s first Compact Utility Vehicle, Ford Freestylefor Indian consumers in Bhubaneswar today. The brand new CUV is available in four variants across two fuel options and six new colours. Ford Free Style petrol variant starting price is Rs. 509,000 and the diesel variant starting price is Rs. 609,000.
“The all-new Ford Freestyle is a cool-new car for the young, new age, emerging Indian customerswho aspire to own an SUV-like vehicle,” said Anurag Mehrotra, president and managing director, Ford India. “Freestyle will meet this unmet need of customers and enable them to own a vehicle that combines both SUV styling as well as capabilities, at a price that they want.”
The Freestyle comespaired with Ford’s all-new, three-cylinder 1.2L TiVCT petrol engine that is small, light, strong and delivers outstanding fuel efficiency. The naturally aspirated engine will generate best-in-class 96 PS of peak power and 120 Nm of torque to deliver Ford’s fun-to-drive DNA. Consumers will continue to have a choice to opt for Ford’s trusted 1.5L TDCi diesel engine that generates class-leading 100 PS peak power and 215 Nm of torque. Both engines are pairedwith an all-new, five-speed manual transmission that’s sportier, quicker and enhances its fun-to-drive capabilities.
This new manual transmission has almost 15% lighter and helps improve fuel economy while reducing NVH. It requires 40% lesser gear oil than its predecessor too. Drivers will experience slicker, more responsive gear shifts when they behind the wheel, enhancing Freestyle’s sporty appeal.
Adding to the list of all-new features and technologies, Ford has introduced innovative and first-in-class intelligent technology, Active Rollover Prevention (ARP) with the Freestyle. The system works with Electronic Stability Control and applies brakes on relevant wheels to decrease engine torque and help prevent any potential rollover situations.