Ford Freestyle Easily Goes Down Stairs And Water-filled Ditches

by Jatin Chhibber | 25/07/2020
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Ford Freestyle is one of the most capable hatchbacks in its segment. Here’s a YouTube video which shows how effortlessly it counters all the tough terrains. 

Launched back in 2018, the Ford Freestyle is the crossover version of the Figo. It features plastic cladding and a few other styling tweaks to make the hatchback look more rugged. The Ford Freestyle is a combination of an everyday city car along with a rugged off-roader. Honestly, Ford’s B-segment hatchback is a capable off-roader and can tackle some challenging surfaces. Here a new video uploaded by a YouTube channel named as Harpreet Singh, which clearly shows off-roading capabilities of the car. The video shows a Ford Freestyle and Ford Endeavour is driven on a track specially built to demonstrate the off-roading capabilities of both the cars. Obviously, in terms of off-roading, the Ford Endeavour is more capable than the Freestyle, but the latter was also able to effortlessly counter all the challenges thrown at it.

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The video starts by showing Ford Freestyle taking a turn on a barren ground at a very high speed. Ford Freestyle comes equipped with the company’s Active Rollover Protection (ARP), which makes sure that the car remains planted even if someone is going hard around the corner. Next, one can see the crossover hatchback effortlessly tackling the chicken holes. What’s more exciting is to see the car climbing down a set of stairs. The video also shows the water-wading capabilities of the car. Mechanically, it derives power from 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The former puts out power and torque outputs of 95bhp and 119 Nm, while the latter churns out 99bhp and 215 Nm of peak torque.

Front-side-look-of-the-Freestyle

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Both the powertrains come paired with a 5-speed MT.  The hatchback sits on 15-inch alloy wheels which are wrapped with sufficiently wide tyres that offer a good amount of grip on challenging surfaces. The hatchback is priced between Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Inside, it comes loaded with features like a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, ARP, emergency assistance and much more. 

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