Ford has launched the All-New Figo Freestyle
It appears that Ford South Africa is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing utility vehicle sector with its first-ever Figo Freestyle - a sub-B segment compact utility vehicle (CUV) that is based on the popular Figo hatchback.
The Figo Freestyle line-up is available in two models – the Trend series then followed by the Titanium. Both models share a 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ti-VCT engine which delivers an output of 91kW and 150Nm of torque. Power is delivered to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.
On the exterior is a sporty black painted grille, along with a new front bumper. The Figo Freestyle gets around on 15-inch alloy wheels which are framed by muscular black wheel-arch mouldings. The special details in the lower sections of the doors, along with "Freestyle" badging on the rear hatch.
The Figo Freestyle Trend is equipped with Ford's clever Device Dock which comes with Bluetooth, USB, and Aux connectivity and a handy receptacle to hold a smartphone. While the Titanium range benefits the most from a reverse camera which is linked to the 6.5-inch colour display for the SYNC®3 system, this also features Bluetooth and voice activation. The SYNC®3 system is easy to use and even comes paired with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Other cool features on the Titanium range include a keyless push-start button, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic headlamp activation, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
The Trend models will come with the standard safety and security package which includes driver and passenger airbags, ABS brakes, remote central locking with a drive-away locking function, electric windows all round, and a perimeter anti-theft alarm. Other extras on the Titanium models will be side and curtain airbags, along with the Ford MyKey which allows owners to programme a key for younger drivers that can restrict incoming phone calls and top speeds. It will also reduce the audio system's maximum volume and disable the audio system altogether if occupants are not using safety belts.
The Figo Freestyle comes in six colour choices – Canyon Ridge, Diamond White, Smoke Grey, Moondust Silver, Ruby Red, and White Gold.
Figo Freestyle 1.5 Trend Hatch 5MT R226 700
Figo Freestyle 1.5 Titanium Hatch 5MT R247 500
All Figo Freestyle models come standard with Ford Protect, which is a 4-years/60 000km service plan. Ford is also offering a 4-year/120 000km service plan.