Ford has brought out a new car variant, the Ford Freestyle which is a crossover unveiled in January this year. The car was already doing the rounds in various dealership with the expectation of a pre-launch of the car in April and a tentative price by the end of this month. The wait for the Compact Utility Vehicle is finally over with bookings of the car on its way. Positioned below the popular Ford EcoSport one can expect a price anywhere between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh. The car will also make its way into the global market with the name Ford Ka+ Active in European countries.
The car will be equipped with an all-new 1.2 L 3-cylinder petrol engine which will be a new addition to the Dragon family. The engine can churn out 96 PS of power and 120 Nm of peak torque and will be mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. In petrol variant the car will be fitted with a 1.5 L TDCi unit that generates 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of torque. It will be mated with a 5-speed manual transmission as well.
The car will receive a few new and attractive feature such as a new mesh grille, a new set of alloy wheels, body cladding, a few body decals, chunkier front, and rear bumpers with faux silver skid plates, roof rails, centrally mounted touchscreen, Ford’s iconic SYNC3 infotainment setup which gets smartphone integration in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the company's SYNC3 connectivity system, two 12V power charger, keyless entry, one touchdown function for driver side window, and day/night IRVMs, 4 power windows, one touch up and down function for driver side window, push-button start, height adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, and Ford MyKey. In terms of safety the car will receive ABS with EBD and dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, engine immobiliser and 3 point seatbelts as standard across the trim-options.