Ford Freestyle hits city roads

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Apr 2018 12:26:12


Business Bureau

Ford on Thursday introduced India’s first Compact Utility Vehicle, Ford Freestyle for Indian consumers at a compelling price starting from Rs 5,09,000 in Nagpur. Rahul Gautam, Vice-President, (Marketing) Ford India, Ravikansh Singh, Regional Sales Manager, WEST Region Ford India. Shabbir Vali, Dealer Principal, Sequel Ford, Karan Patni, Dealer Principal, Arun Ford, Sachin Tiwarkhede, General Manager, Sequel Ford, Ravi Joshi, CEO, Arun Ford and others were present on the occasion.

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 new colours. “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 Rahul Gautam. “Freestyle will meet this unmet need of customers and enable them to own a vehicle that combines both SUV styling as well as capabilities, at a price that they want,” he saidThe 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.

This new manual transmission has almost 15 per cent lighter and helps improve fuel economy while reducing NVH. It requires 40 per cent 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.