Ford India Launches Cool, Capable, Connected Compact Utility Vehicle Ford Freestyle in Chennai


  • Ford Freestyle is India’s first Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) that combines SUV-like design, benchmark performance, innovative in-car technology & outstanding FE
  • 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
  • Introduces an all-new five-speed manual transmission for sportier, quicker gearshifts; features first-in-segment – Active Rollover Prevention, Hill Launch Assist among others
  • To be equipped with segment best connectivity and safety features including Ford’s award-winning SYNC 3 with a high-resolution 6.5 inch touchscreen & up to six airbags

Chennai, April 26, 2018: Ford introduced India’s first Compact Utility Vehicle, Ford Freestyle for Indian consumers in Chennai today

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 Anurag Mehrotra, president and managing director, Ford India. “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 went”

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 generated class-leading 100 PS peak power and 215 Nm of torque

Both engines are paired with all-new, five-speed manual transmission that’s sportier, quicker and enhances its fun-to-drive capabilities

This new manual transmission has 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 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 increased track-width, TCS, ABS with EBD, hill launch assist, a segment first and uniquely tuned EPAS among others

The Freestyle will continue Ford’s leadership on Safety, offering standard dual airbags across the variant line-up. For those looking for 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-road

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 will feature wider 15-inch tyres with aggressive black alloys

The CUVs interiors feature sporty, dual tone interiors. Like all Fords, there are 20 storage spaces throughout the cabin and a boot with 257-inch 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

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 push start. The automatic climate control on the Freestyle will be a 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 parts of 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

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