Ford India will be opening the Pre-Bookings for their soon to be launched CUV Freestyle on April 14th on www.amazon.in. This pre-booking of the Ford Freestyle would be open for 24 hours starting 2:00 PM and would be limited to the first lucky 100 bookings.
Amazon has setup dedicated brand page for Ford Freestyle, www.amazon.in/freestyle, to help consumers select their preferred variant, engine option and colour. Customers can book their Ford Freestyle by paying INR10,000 via payment options available on the dedicated brand page or through Amazon mobile application.
“Ford Freestyle has been designed for young, progressive, independent & free-spirited customers who love to stay connected. From everyday things to high value purchases like mobile phones, they are buying everything online,” said Rahul Gautam, vice president Marketing, at Ford India. “Through this partnership with Amazon, Ford is bringing an exclusive opportunity for such customers to own India’s first compact utility vehicle Ford Freestyle, from the convenience of their homes, offices or wherever they may be.”
The Ford Freestyle comes in as a compact utility vehicle or in layman’s terms, a crossover. The car also debuts the company’s brand new 1.2-litre petrol motor from the dragon family. The engine produces a class leading 96 PS and 120 Nm. This is very impressive as the competing 1.2-litre units like the Maruti K-series and Honda i-vtec produces 83 PS and 89 PS respectively. It is based on the bigger 1.5-litre Dragon petrol that does duty on the 2018 Ford EcoSport facelift. The engine is mated to a brand new 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Ford Freestyle gets a rugged exterior and looks much more aggressive than the Ford Figo, the car that it is based upon. So you get a new blackened grilled with a new mesh design, smoked headlamps, black plastic garnishes and black cladding all around the car. It also gets new design 15-inch alloy wheels, carbon fibre finish ORVMs and roof rails too. The company has not mentioned the ground clearance but it does look a bit jacked up than the standard Figo.
On the insides, you get the same instrument cluster but the most important addition is the fantastic touchscreen infotainment system from the new Ford EcoSport. The screen size is a bit small at 6.5-inches but you still get support for Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The car will also be available with the fantastic 1.5-litre Diesel engine with 100PS and 215 Nm. The Ford Freestyle also gets a host of safety features like TCS, ABS with EBD, EPAS and Active Rollover Prevention (ARP), Freestyle is designed to perform safely in extreme situations, without compromising on the fun-to-drive elements. Combined with Electronic Stability Control, the ARP system will be able to automatically detect potential rollover situations by applying brakes to individual tyres and decrease engine torque.