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Ford Freestyle to make Nepal debut on May 1

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 20, 2018-Ford is set to launch the all-new Ford Freestyle, a compact utility vehicle (CUV) in Nepal. The new vehicle will make its debut at Labim Mall, Kathmandu on May 1.

The latest product from Ford combines SUV-like design, benchmark performance, innovative in-car technology and outstanding fuel efficiency, reads a press release. The much-awaited Ford Freestyle is based on the Figo hatchback.

The all-new Ford Freestyle embodies the aspirations of free-spirited buyers who are uninhibited and love to live life to the fullest. Featuring a striking-look and a commanding stance, the Ford Freestyle uses design elements more commonly found on pricier SUVs. The rugged look of the Freestyle is accentuated by the dynamic, three-dimensional mesh grille on the front and sweeping straight lines across the vehicle. The front bumper of the vehicle has an integrated skid plate and sculpted fascia sections that create a protective full-width beam element.

Further boosting the rugged look of the Ford Freestyle are the black-out high contrast headlamps, complemented by a fog lamp bezel, roof mounted spoiler with integrated brake lights, LED taillamps and rear windshield wiper. The vehicle also gets integrated turn signal lights with the ORVMs, automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers.

Powering the Ford Freestyle is the company’s all-new three cylinder 1.2L TiVCT petrol engine that promises outstanding fuel efficiency and power. The naturally aspirated engine claims to deliver the best in class 96 PS of peak power and 120 Nm of torque. Customers can also opt for the tried and tested 1.5L diesel engine option that generates 100 PS of peak power and 215 Nm of torque.

Freestyle aims to deliver sporty performance in all driving conditions and features uniquely tuned suspension with increased track-width, high ground clearance, TCS, ABS with EBD and more. The new vehicle will continue Ford’s focus on safety, offering up to six airbags. Ford has also introduced Active Rollover Prevention (ARP) in the Freestyle to allow customers to drive safely in extreme situations without compromising on the fun-to-drive elements. Combined with Electronic Stability Control, the ARP system will be able to automatically detect potential rollover situations by applying brakes to individuals tyres and decrease engine torque.

Inside the cabin of the Freestyle, customers will notice the floating infotainment display immediately. Similar to the one found on the EcoSport, the 6.5 inch high resolution touch screen display gets smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the company’s SYNC3 connectivity system. This feature will be offered on all variants.

The Ford Freestyle also comes with keyless entry, one touch-down front windows, rear parking sensors with a camera, push-button start, height adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control and more.

Published: 20-04-2018 08:49

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