Ford goes Freestyle: Latest CUV to be available on Amazon

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The Amazon-exclusive bookings will open on April 14 at 2:00 PM for a period of 24 hours.

"While it starts with Focus, this approach will further strengthen with future Ford vehicles as the company moves from individual vehicle platforms to all-new flexible vehicle architectures paired with modular "families", streamlining common components such as engines, electrical systems, and high-end features, such as sunroofs", Ford wrote in a press release.

Ford India has confirmed that the Freestyle will be launched in the country on April 18, 2018.

Ford had recently launched the updated EcoSport in India. Ford offers accessories for the exterior and interior of Freestyle. A booking amount of Rs 10,000 has been set which can be paid by Amazon's certified payment modes. "From everyday things to high-value purchases like mobile phones, they are buying everything online".

Under the hood, the new Ford Freestyle will be offered with two engine options including a new 1.2-litre Dragon series petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The tried-and-tested 1.5-liter diesel engine also powers the diesel models of Freestyle, which produces 99 bhp and 215 Nm of peak torque. As nice as the vehicle is, we can only watch and envy as it does not look like Ford has any plans to bring it over to the US. As per the website, the new model will be available in four variants - Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+. A five-speed manual is standard on both engine options, although the petrol will get an automatic option, at a later date.

Freestyle rides on 15-inch 185/60 alloy wheels and comes with 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic climate control, push-button start/stop, an automatic headlamp and rain-sensing wipers. Even the base variant (Ambiente) gets a safety kit with ABS with EBD, dual-front airbags, three-point rear seat belts, reverse parking sensors and rear fog lamps.

The top Titanium+ trim receives additional features such as Active Rollover Protection (ARP) and Emergency Assistance.