With the Freestyle, Ford is attempting to find the middle ground between a hatchback and a crossover, while also trying to give it a clear identification of its own. The Ford Freestyle is being called a Compact Utility Vehicle. It is basically a Ford Figo body shell that sits higher and gets excellent looks.
The Freestyle makes a hexagonal mesh grille and sculpted bumper with blacked out lower half and few elements to distinguish it from the regular Figo hatchback. The vehicle gets bumper mounted fog lamps, roof-rails with blacked out wing mirrors. It also gets all-around cladding for the crossover SUV looks along with stripes that run along the doors for sportiness.
The upholstery appears to have gone the new EcoSport way and will add feature a new floating 6.5inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system. The system will help Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Ford’s SYNC3 connectivity system. Since it is the Figo shell, there is enough place for three in the second row while the passengers in the front are also seating easily. In terms of safety, you will get dual airbags in the front as well as ABS as standard fitment.
Under the hood, the upcoming Figo Cross will be available in petrol and diesel engine options. The vehicle will take the all-new 1.2-litre Dragon series petrol engine which generates about 90bhp of power. The diesel alternative will get the current three-cylinder 1.5-litre Dragon engine that produces 100bhp of power. Both the engines will be available with a five-speed standard transmission.
Expected Launch Date:
The Ford Freestyle will be launched in April 2018.
Expected Price is likely to be between 7.0 lakh-9.20 lakh.
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