Ford India announced the launch of new Freestyle Flair Edition earlier this week
Compared to the competition, Ford’s Indian lineup has not been updated as often. However to ensure that its products remain relevant, Ford is trying to bring in special editions of some of its models. The latest one to get a small enhancement is the Ford Freestyle which has received a special edition in the form of Freestyle Flair.
What is it?
Ford Freestyle was launched recently in BS6 format. It is offered with two engine options, a petrol and diesel. The 3 cylinder 1.2 litre petrol motor dishes out 96 hp and 119 Nm of max torque while the 4 cylinder 1.5 litre diesel engine churns out 100hp and 215 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are available with a 5-speed MT as standard.
The Flair edition is based upon Freestyle’s top-end variant, the Titanium+. The petrol variant is priced at INR 7.69 lakhs while the diesel version is priced at INR 8.79 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi prices). Both the models are around INR 30K pricier than the standard Titanium+ trim.
Now, a new walk-around video of the Ford Freestyle Flair edition has surfaced on the internet, thanks to Auto Trend TV YouTube channel. The video can help you get a real-life look and feel of the latest special edition of Ford’s cross-overish hatchback.
Technically, the Freestyle Flair edition just happens to be the standard Titanium+ variant along with some cosmetic highlights which help it to stand out from its regular counterpart. Updates can be found on interiors and exteriors, both. Some enthusiasts would have preferred to get additional features like LED DRLs, projector headlamps and probably some physical updates on the dashboard too. However, to keep costs low, Ford has decided to make-do with just some aesthetic updates.
The Flair edition carries a central theme of red and black. Customers choosing this special edition will be getting gloss black alloy wheels, a gloss black roof, red ORVMs, red roof rails and red skid plates. On the side too, the decals continue with the theme and there are noticeable red and black ascents all around the car. On the inside as well, ‘Flair’ has been stitched onto the seats and there are red and black elements on the door handles and some other places.
On the features front, there are no new additions. The Flair gets the same kit which is offered on the Titanium+ variant. That means, it gets 6 airbags, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, auto wipers and headlamps, rear view parking camera, auto climate control, Ford’s in-car connectivity suite – FordPass and a lot more. It will be interesting to see if the Flair edition can help Ford with some improved sales figures or not.