Ford Freestyle Unveil Highlights: Images, Specifications, Features

The Ford Freestyle makes its global premiere in India and it comes with a new hexagonal grille which takes inspiration from the Mustang and looks sporty flanked by the sweptback headlamps. The bumper gets additional black body cladding including a faux bash plate.

Ford Freestyle Unveil Highlights: Images, Specifications, Features View Photos

Ford has unveiled its new compact utility vehicle for India today and it's made its global premiere here in the country. It's called the Freestyle and India is the first country it has been launched in. The model has been in the works for a while now and was recently spied sans camouflage revealing the new offering. The Ford Freestyle is based on the current generation Figo hatchback but comes with additional body cladding, new features and an updated design too. The new product will see Ford enter a new segment and lock horns with the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Urban Cross and the likes in the segment.

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We see a new hexagonal grille which takes inspiration from the Mustang and looks sporty flanked by the sweptback headlamps. The bumper gets additional black body cladding including a faux bash plate. The black plastic inserts for the rugged appeal run across the sides as well, on the wheel arches and will be see on the rear bumper too. You also get split racing stripes on the car along with roof rails. We've spotted it in a copper brown shade and that immediately reminded us of the Punto based Fiat Avventura. However, there are some features it misses out on like projector lens and LED DRLs, which are increasingly becoming common on smaller cars.

Inside, the new compact utility vehicle from Ford gets an updated dashboard, which will make it to the Figo/Aspire facelift as well. More prominently, there's a new and massive floating touchscreen infotainment system borrowed from the EcoSport facelift. The system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Ford's SYNC3 connectivity system. There's no automatic climate control though.

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Ford Freestyle gets the tried and tested 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine making 99 bhp

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The roof rails add to the crossover styling of the car
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The Ford Freestyle comes with 15 inch tyres 
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That's what the Ford Freestyle looks like up front. very Similar to the Figo except for the mesh grille, which takes inspiration from the Mustang
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That's the Freestyle badge on the rear
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The doors of the Ford Freestyle are locked so we grabbed a sneak peek into the cabin and we see that big 6.5-inch infotainment system there. It gets SYNC 3 and there's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.
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Ford will launch the car in the second quarter of 2018 but the company promises that it'll come with a sportier suspension
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It gets a 1.2 litre petrol engine, 3 cylinder engine which churns out 94 bhp and 120 Nm of peak torque. There's also an all new 5-speed manual transmission
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It's called the Freestyle and here it is in the flesh 
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Rahul Gautam, VP, Marketing, Ford India now on stage to talk more about the Ford Freestyle. 
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Ford's newest crossover is called the Freestyle and it will be launched in India first and the Brazil unveil is in 9 hours from now 
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And things have kick started with Anurag Mehrotra, President MD, explaining about the company's strategy in India 
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 There is an all-new and massive floating touchscreen infotainment display and some buttons and dials below it. There are air-con vents on either side and below near the centre console, there are three large dials, which means no climate control.
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And finally, we're in. The stage is set and we can't wait for the global unveil of Ford's newest compact utility vehicle
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Well, we're here but we're not being let in. Ford India is still holding its cards close to its chest. 



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The new compact utility vehicle will share some parts and components with the Figo hatchback but the design is all-new with a new dashboard, instrument cluster, centre console and more.
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The new crossover get a set of large roof rails, LED taillamps, and maybe a larger set of sporty alloy wheels.
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The ORVMs are coloured in black and come with integrated turn signal lights. There is a chrome strip running along the base of the window and the door handles are also finished in chrome.
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On the sides the crossover gets a lot of black treatment with the addition of some chrome elements. The black plastic inserts for the rugged appeal run across the sides as well, on the wheel arches and will be see on the rear bumper too.
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There's a lot of anticipation for Ford's new car and the poll result says it all
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The exterior of the car comes with a new hexagonal grille, which is inspired from the Mustang, looks sporty and is flanked by the larger sweptback headlamps. The car also gets an all-new front bumper with a lot of muscle to show, with round foglamps, bumper cladding and faux skid plate.
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To go with its crossover nature, the compact utility vehicle comes with additional body cladding, a new aggressive face, and an updated design too, which essentially makes it look like a pumped-up version of the Figo hatchback.
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Based on the standard Figo, Ford's new Crossover will command a slightly higher price tag than its sibling.