Ford India Launches Cool, Capable, Connected Compact Utility Vehicle Ford Freestyle at INR 509,000

Strengthens Ford’s fun-to-drive credentials with an all-new 1.2L three-cylinder petrol engine, offering best-in-class 96PS peak power and 120 Nm torque

Ford today introduced India’s first Compact Utility
Vehicle, Ford Freestyle for Indian consumers at a compelling introductory price starting from
INR 509,000.
The all-new global product from Ford combines SUV-like robust design, benchmark
performance, innovative technologies and outstanding fuel efficiency – for greater choice to
customers. The brand new CUV is available in four variants across two fuel options and six
“The all-new Ford Freestyle is a cool-new car for the young, new age, emerging Indian
customers who aspire to own an SUV-like vehicle,” said Anurag Mehrotra, president and
managing director, Ford India. “The compact utility vehicle is yet another segment created by
Ford and will complement our existing portfolio of capable SUVs like Ford EcoSport and
Ford Endeavour.”
Capable & Safe
The Freestyle comes paired with Ford’s all-new, three-cylinder 1.2L TiVCT petrol engine that
is small, light, strong and delivers outstanding fuel efficiency. The naturally aspirated engine

will generate best-in-class 96 PS of peak power and 120 Nm of torque to deliver Ford’s fun-
to-drive DNA.

Consumers will continue to have a choice to opt for Ford’s trusted 1.5L TDCi diesel engine
that generates class-leading 100 PS peak power and 215 Nm of torque.
Both engines are paired with an all-new, five-speed manual transmission that’s sportier,
quicker and enhances its fun-to-drive capabilities.
This new manual transmission is almost 15% lighter and helps improve fuel economy while
reducing NVH. It requires 40% lesser gear oil than its predecessor too. Drivers will
experience slicker, more responsive gear shifts when they behind the wheel, enhancing
Freestyle’s sporty appeal.
Adding to the list of all-new features and technologies, Ford has introduced innovative and
first-in-class intelligent technology, Active Rollover Prevention (ARP) with the Freestyle.

The system works with Electronic Stability Control and applies brakes on relevant wheels to
decrease engine torque and help prevent any potential rollover situations.
Freestyle will deliver sportier performance in all driving conditions and will feature a uniquely
tuned suspension with TCS, ABS with EBD, and a segment first – hill launch assist.
The Freestyle will continue Ford’s leadership on Safety, offering standard dual airbags
across the variant line-up. For those looking for greater safety, Freestyle will offer up to six
airbags on top Titanium+ trim.

Cool & Compact

The latest Ford looks modern, aggressive, inviting and ready for action, whether on or off-

Featuring a striking-look, and a commanding stance, the Ford Freestyle uses design

elements common to more expensive mini SUVs. The unique Freestyle grille with three-
dimensional mesh gives this car a sportier look.

The front bumper has sculpted sections – that inspire a sense of confidence and add to its
SUV-like look & rigidity. The skid plates on the front and rear, make the car a perfect
companion whether on-road or off-it.
Freestyle, with its best in class ground clearance of 190MM, can conquer challenging
surfaces with greater ease and feature 15-inch tyres with increased track-width and
aggressive black alloys to give a SUV stance.
The CUVs interiors feature sporty, dual tone interiors. Like all Fords, there are 20 storage
spaces throughout the cabin and a boot with the 257-litre capacity to easily accommodate
two suitcases. The rear leg room of 871 mm and headroom of 959 mm is amongst the best
in the hatchback segment.
There is extensive use of damping and sound absorbing materials to reduce vibrations or
road noise, making the Freestyle’s cabin quietest among its peers.
Clever, Connected & Convenient
The Ford Freestyle also features Ford’s in-car infotainment system, SYNC 3 with a 6.5-inch
touchscreen which allows drivers to control their entertainment and their connected
smartphone with conversational voice commands.
SYNC 3 system is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
The Freestyle is replete with convenience features including, a reverse parking camera,
keyless entry and a push start. The automatic climate control on the Freestyle will be among
the best-in-class, capable of bringing cabin temperature down from 50-degrees to a
comfortable 25-degrees, in just 15-minutes.
The all-new Freestyle is produced at Ford India’s Sanand factory in Gujarat, for consumers
in India and all around the world, including Europe and Africa. The CUV is available in six
colours, including a new White Gold, Canyon Ridge, Moondust Silver, Oxford White, Smoke
Grey and Absolute Black.Petrol (1.2L TiVCT) Diesel (1.5L TDCi)
Variant-wise prices*:
Model              Petrol            (1.2L TiVCT) Diesel (1.5L TDCi)
Ford Freestyle Ambiente          INR 509,000 INR 609,000
Ford Freestyle Trend                INR 599,000 INR 699,000
Ford Freestyle Titanium           INR 639,000 INR 735,000
Ford Freestyle Titanium+          INR 694,000 INR 789,000

Source : Ford

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