Rumour: Ford Freestyle launch on April 18, 2018


According to a media report, Ford is set to launch the Freestyle on April 18, 2018. Meanwhile, Ford dealerships have already started taking bookings for the new model. It has also been reported that Ford will be offering the first 100 units of the Freestyle on Amazon India starting April 14. Customers will be able to place their orders online by paying a booking amount of Rs. 10,000 via Amazon's certified payment modes. Ford had employed a similar strategy to promote the EcoSport last year.

Last week, Ford launched the official website of the Freestyle. As per the website, the new model will be available in four variants - Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+. Features like touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, electric ORVMs, automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers will be offered on select variants. However, safety features like ABS with EBD, front dual airbags, seat belt reminder, high-speed warning and reverse parking sensors are standard across all variants.

The Ford Freestyle will be offered with 2 engine options - the new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine with 95 BHP and 120 Nm of torque is derived from the 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder Dragon Series engine that powers the EcoSport. Additionally, the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel from the Figo hatchback will be carried over. This engine makes 99 BHP and 215 Nm of torque. Both engines will come paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Source: Autocar India

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