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Ford Freestyle launched in India at Rs 5.09 lakh

Aditya Chatterjee  /
26 Apr 2018 13:38:56 IST

Ford India has launched the Freestyle in India.  Priced at Rs 5.09 lakh, ex-Delhi, the Freestyle is a crossover offering based on the Figo hatchback. Ford dealerships have already started accepting bookings and the deliveries should commence shortly. Available in both petrol and diesel, the Ford Freestyle competes with the Honda WR-V and the Hyundai i20 Active in India.

APRC champion Gaurav Gill and Ford India MD Anurag Mehrotra at the launch of the 2018 Ford Freestyle

In term of design, the front end of the Freestyle looks similar to the Figo. However, the new grille looks more distinctive, though the biggest visual differentiators up front are the C-shaped surrounds for the fog lamps.

There are faux skid plates at both ends as well as black plastic cladding all around, including the wheel arches, to add to the SUV-like feel. The Freestyle also gets a set of roof rails and we're told these aren't merely ornamental and can hold up to 50kg of weight.

There are faux skid plates at both ends as well as black plastic cladding all around, including the wheel arches, to add to the SUV-like feel. The Freestyle also gets a set of roof rails and we're told these aren't merely ornamental and can hold up to 50kg of weight.

The Ford Freestyle will be offered in eight variants and here is a detailed list of the features and options that will be offered in them. The Freestyle's interiors look identical to the updated EcoSport's. Effectively the Titanium variant gets the same 6.5-inch touchscreen, equipped with Ford's SYNC 3.0, which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The interface is slick and touch sensitivity is good though menu options can be slightly confusing. A slight disappointment was the design of the instrument cluster and air-conditioning controls. The design hasn't changed much since the Fiesta's days and looks dated. A white background and different font for the numbers on the meters would have surely brought some novelty.

Ford will be offering the Freestyle in both petrol and diesel engines, mated to a manual transmission. The diesel unit has been retained from the Figo hatchback whereas the petrol is Ford's new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Dragon series. We have already driven the 2018 Ford Freestyle and here are our initial impressions.

Also See:

2018 Ford Freestyle: Variants explained

2018 Ford Freestyle first drive review

2018 Ford Freestyle image gallery

Ford Freestyle unveiled before Auto Expo 2018

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.09 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
100
Max Torque(Nm)
215
Mileage
24.4 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.67 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
100
Max Torque(Nm)
200
Mileage
25.5 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.7 Lakhs
Displacement
1197cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
114
Mileage
17.19 Kmpl

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