Ford Freestyle is a crossover-style hatchback based on the Figo. It is an extremely sturdy and strongly-built vehicle, as discussed in the video below.
Thankfully, safety has recently become one of the parameters that influence the buying decision of an increasing number of car buyers in India. While some manufacturers are busy making their cars safer for Indian roads, others have decided to refrain from safety testing altogether. Regardless, the importance of safety is only known after one is either involved in an accident or witnesses one. The video below is one such example.
Massive Accident of Ford FreeStyle. Driver Safe | Ford Lovers
In the video above, posted by YouTube channel ‘Ford Lovers’, we learn about a Ford Freestyle that meets with a rather massive crash. The car in question was crushed between two heavy trucks. The owner of the car, a resident of Bangalore, had lent the car to his neighbour, who had to urgently go to the airport. The Freestyle was then driven for a two-way trip of nearly 200 km, a distance which was covered in just 3-and-a-half hours. Considering how jam-packed airports usually are, and how picking someone can be time-consuming, we can safely assume that the car was being driven at a fairly high speed.
With just around 15-20 km to go, the car rammed into a stationary truck, presumably parked in an ill-fashion. Next, another truck rams the Freestyle from behind. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this accident. One thing pointed out in the video was that the airbags haven’t deployed in the accident, which means the driver and front passenger did not have their seatbelts on. Still, it's heartening to know that the occupants of the ill-fated vehicle are safe.
Ford Freestyle is one of the best budget vehicles available in India. Its SUV-inspired crossover styling gives it a fairly muscular look. It is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated inline-3 petrol, and a 1.5-litre turbocharged inline-4 diesel. Both powerplants come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox each. Competitors to the Freestyle include Maruti Celerio X, Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Ignis.