Ford Freestyle launched at Rs. 5.09 lakh

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The petrol variants have been priced between Rs 5.09 lakh and Rs 6.94 lakh, whereas prices for the diesel variants will range from Rs 6.09 lakh to Rs 7.89 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

The vehicle will get the all-new 1.2-litre Dragon series petrol engine which is expected to generate about 90bhp of power. The diesel option comprises of a 1.5-litre TDCi engine that has a higher max power and torque rating of 100 PS and 215 Nm respectively.

The engines on both the petrol and diesel models are mated to an all-new Getrag-sourced five-speed manual gearbox, which according to Ford is more refined and lighter than the unit it replaces, and also uses 40 per cent less oil.

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Anurag Mehrotra, President and Managing Director, Ford India said, "The compact utility vehicle is yet another segment created by Ford and will complement our existing portfolio such as the EcoSport and Endeavour".

The Ford Freestyle gets similar design cues as the Figo, but that is all.

The Ford Freestyle will be offered in eight variants.

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The crossover also sees body cladding running all across, and the presence of functional roof rails which can take up to 50kg of load.

Ford has put a lot of emphasis on safety features too with Freestyle, introducing the Active Rollover Prevention with the Titanium and Titanium+ trims of the crossover hatchback.

In terms of features, all variants of Ford Freestyle get keyless entry, variable speed wipers, and more as standard issue.

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Inside the cabin, Ford Freestyle features a sienna-themed interiors and a dual-tone dashboard. The Titanium and Titanium+ variants also get push button start, automatic climate control and driver seat height adjustment among other things. Ford's lineup in India is going to be in line with our promise of bringing value to Indian customers. The system will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Ford's SYNC3 connectivity system.

Mehrotra said that popularity of the segment can be gauged by the fact that one in four customers in the country now want to buy an UV. And this has led us to the Ford Freestyle. Ford will be more focused on premium hatchback segment, which now does not provide many options to the Indian consumer.

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