In the last few years, a new segment of cross hatchbacks have gained popularity in the country. Many manufacturers like Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat had tried introducing cross hatchbacks in the past but failed miserably. But with manufacturers like Honda and Ford things were a bit different. WR-V from Honda and Freestyle from Ford became popular choices of people who were looking for a cross hatchback. Just like other manufacturers, Ford has also introduced their Freestyle hatchback with a BS6 engine. Here we have a walkaround video of the Ford Freestyle BS6 version that shows what all has changed in the new version.
The video has been uploaded by Auto Trend TV on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the exterior of the car. The car looks more or less the same from the outside. It gets the gloss black grille, ‘C’ shaped insert on the bumper with fog lamp placed inside it. Cladding on the lower part of the bumper with a faux skid plate. The wheels arches and the side of the car also get similar cladding which adds up to the rugged look of the car. The alloy wheels also remain the same as that of the BS4 version.
At the rear, the tail lights, defogger, wipers, bumper, faux skid plate all remain unchanged. Moving inside the cabin and the layout remains the same with all black interiors with dark brown inserts on door pads. Major change on the inside is the touchscreen infotainment system which does not get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Sync 3 system is also missing on the BS6 version of the Freestyle. The infotainment system is the unit that we have seen in the updated Ford Figo.
Apart from that it gets safety features like Airbags, ABS & EBD as standard. Titanium plus trim of the Freestyle gets as many as 6 airbags and other features like Hill Launch Assist, ESP with traction control and Rollover mitigation. The Freestyle is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine that generates 96 Bhp and 119 Nm of torque. The 1.5 litre diesel unit produces 100 Bhp and 215 Nm of peak torque. Prices for the Ford Freestyle BS6 trim now starts at Rs 5.89 lakh and goes up till Rs 8.19 lakh, ex-showroom. The Freestyle is aimed at those who want SUV-like ground clearance from a hatchback. The good ride quality and tall ground clearance mean that the Freestyle can handle bad roads with ease.