Ford Figo based crossover to make its global debut on 31 January

22/01/2018 - 16:56 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Ford has announced that it will unveil a new ‘Compact Utility Vehicle’ in India on 31 January, 2018. The new CUV has been dubbed the Ford Freestyle by the Indian web media.

Ford Figo Cross (Ford Figo Freestyle) rear three quarters dynamic spy shot
The Ford Freestyle brings SUV-inspired styling to the Ford Figo hatchback.

The Ford Freestyle brings SUV-inspired styling to the Ford Figo hatchback. Spy shots have revealed that the Ford Figo Freestyle features additional body cladding, raised ride-height, black roof rails, black mesh grille with black surround, distinctive front bumper, black ORVMs, chrome beltline, chrome door handle trim and unique 15-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in 185/60 R15 tyres. The Freestyle variant offers 189 mm of ground clearance, 15 mm more than the regular variant.

Inside, the Freestyle has a newly designed centre console with a large colour display for the new SYNC 3 infotainment system. Powering the crossover is a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon engine family. The naturally aspirated engine produces 95 hp and 115 Nm of torque and sends drive via Getrag’s new MX65 5-speed manual transmission. Ford may introduce an automatic transmission option at a later stage. For those preferring a diesel engine, Ford will offer the 1.5-litre TDCi engine that produces 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque.

Ford Figo Cross (Ford Figo Freestyle) rear spy shot
The Ford Figo Freestyle will have enhanced rough road capabilities than the Ford Figo.

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Ford hasn’t confirmed, but the Freestyle’s launch could take place sometime next month.

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