Ford unveiled the upcoming Freestyle pseudo-crossover early last month. The company is now getting ready to launch the Figo-based car in the fast-growing Indian small car market. Basically, the Freestyle is a slightly rugged-looking version of the Figo hatchback. Moreover, it marks the debut of the new 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine and all the changes that will be carried by the upcoming Figo facelift. The Freestyle was recently spotted parked near the company’s corporate office in Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.
To differentiate itself from the Figo, the Freestyle offers a different grille, new color options, many chrome appliques, plastic cladding, roof rails, and black alloy wheels. The front-grille of the Freestyle is a tad narrower. The body cladding starts from the lower part of the front bumper and runs along the side profile to extend till the rear bumper. The Freestyle also gets 6-spoke dark-colored alloy wheels. Interior of the Freestyle closely resembles that of the upcoming Figo facelift. The major highlight here is the advent of the SYNC3 infotainment unit.
Like we said, the Ford Freestyle will mark the debut of the new 1.2-liter petrol engine from the company’s Dragon series of motors. It’s noteworthy here that the company has already launched the 1.5-litre motor from the Dragon series with the EcoSport facelift. The upcoming 1.2-liter motor is a three-cylinder unit that offers a maximum power of 95 bhp along with a peak torque of 120 Nm. The motor comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. ABS, EBD, and dual front airbags will be offered in the Freestyle. The launch of the Freestyle is likely to be followed by the introduction of the updated versions of the Figo and the Aspire. The new Figo hatchback and the Aspire compact sedan aren’t really setting the sales charts on fire. The introduction of the facelifts, along with the launch of the Freestyle, is likely to do at least some good to the company.
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