The Ford Freestyle can be had with two engines – a petrol and a diesel – both paired to a new 5-speed manual gearbox. There are no automatic transmissions on offer, yet.
The 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol develops 96PS of maximum power and 120Nm of peak torque and Ford claims it has a fuel-efficiency of 19kmpl. The 1.5-litre, turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine develops 100PS of power and 215Nm of torque, while its claimed fuel-efficiency is 24.4kmpl.
The Ford Freestyle cross-hatchback has been launched in India and will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis along with other cross-hatchbacks like the Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura, Hyundai i20 Active, etc. The new model is available in four trim levels – Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+ – priced between Rs 5.09 lakh and Rs 7.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the cross-hatch have already been started at a token amount of Rs 11,000.
This cross-hatch also marks the debut of Ford’s new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Dragon-series petrol engine that offers segment leading 96bhp of power and 120Nm of torque. The diesel version is powered by the same 100bhp, 1.5-litre TDCi unit. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.