The updated Freestyle gets new ruby colour option along with other changes like body coloured ORVMs and adjustable headrests at the rear
We reported earlier this week that Ford is going to introduce a new colour and features on Freestyle. The updated model has been spotted at a dealership and an official announcement is expected to happen soon. The Freestyle was launched in April and the Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) is getting good momentum in the Indian market.
The updated model comes with new ruby colour option along with other changes like body coloured ORVMs instead of black colour on the current model and adjustable headrests at the rear, which is much safer than fixed ones. Apart from this, Ford hasn’t made any changes to Freestyle.
The Freestyle is already available in six colours – Canyon Ridge, Smoke Grey, Moondust Silver, White Gold, Absolute Black and Oxford White. Ford is offering a similar Ruby Red colour option with Aspire compact sedan. The CUV is based on Figo hatchback model and the basic design has been carried over.
Ford has given black plastic cladding across the body along with 190 mm ground clearance and roof rails for crossover look. The front gets new honeycomb grille with the updated bumper, which gives a fresh feel for the Freestyle and the rear also gets a new bumper but the tail lamp has been carried over.
When compared to current Figo, the interior of Freestyle gets lots of changes and it is finished in a reddish-brown colour even though the design theme of the dashboard is same. The centre console gets 6.5-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system and it comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options.
Ford has also given lots of features like climate control, automatic headlamp, reverse camera, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, hill launch assist, electronic stability program, traction control system and more. The Freestyle is powered by two engine options- the 1.2 L 3 cylinder petrol engine with 96 PS and 1.5 L TDI with 100 PS. Recently, the company has also increased the price across variants marginally.