Ford has brought in the Freestyle, its own cross hatch version of the Figo which is set to battle the Hyundai i20 Active. The car gets a stylish new bumper and body cladding which makes it visually appealing. The cross hatchback sits on 15-inch alloy wheels and has an impressive ground clearance of 190mm. Its SUV-like traits is evident through silver roof rails and silver skid plates.
The Ford Freestyle scores high on safety with six airbags, ABS with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), ESC (electronic stability control) and TCS (traction control system) along with ARP (active rollover prevention). With a ground clearance of 190mm, the Ford Freestyle rides 16mm higher than the Figo. It has a 6.5-inch touchscreen unit featuring Ford’s latest SYNC3 infotainment system (only in the top-end variant) that supports both Apple Carplay and Google Android Auto. Other features include auto climate control, passive keyless entry with push-button engine start-stop, auto dimming IRVM, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers.
Ford Freestyle is the first product from company to get the new 1.2-litre Dragon series naturally-aspirated petrol engine which generates 94bhp of power and 120Nm of torque. Compared to the older 1.2-litre engine on the Figo, the new petrol generates an additional 7bhp of power and 8Nm of torque. The cross hatchback offers an impressive ground clearance of 190mm, which is about 10mm lesser than the EcoSport!
Ford will be launching the Freestyle very soon and we will update you as it happens.
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