Published on February 2nd, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford Freestyle crossover might not make it to Malaysia
Ford has a new crossover, ‘Ford Freestyle’ with an Asian market launch set for in the Q2 of 2018. Ford is calling it a CUV or a compact utility vehicle.
The Ford Freestyle gets blacked out bumpers along with cladding all over to give it that SUV look. Plus, Ford has given styling upgrades to the cars throughout such as blacked out wing mirrors and roof rails as well. In order to make it look sportier, the Ford Freestyle gets a racing stripe down the middle as well. Then, you have LED-lighting in order to make it look more contemporary when compared to the other hatchbacks in the segment.
The interior too get upgrades in the form of a new color scheme and an infotainment system which has smartphone integration in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the company’s SYNC3 connectivity system. It also gets the new and massive 6-5-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system sourced from the EcoSport facelift.
The Ford Freestyle gets the tried and tested 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine making 100 bhp and the new 1.2-litre Dragon series petrol engine that makes 94 bhp, mated to an all-new 5-Speed gearbox.