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Ford Freestyle to come with Automatic Gearbox

Ford Freestyle to come with Automatic Gearbox

Snapshot: Ford Freestyle is likely to come with an automatic transmission.

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Launched in April 2018, Ford Freestyle is likely to come with an automatic transmission. The car is offered in petrol and diesel variants paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Anurag Mehrotra President and managing director of Ford India said that was a clear shift towards Automatic Transmissions (AT) that accounted for 20 percent of their vehicles sold. In metro cities such as Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi 40 percent of the customers opted for automatic transmission. “A shift from semi- automatic to full automatics has been seen after a certain price point.”

Ford has also increased the localization of the parts to keep a check on the cost. Currently, Figo has a localized level of  85 percent, while earlier launched in 2010 had 65 percent. Further, Mehrotra said that newer products will have still higher levels of indigenization. Ford has also increased the sub assembly spares like in the case of Figo when launched had 400 sub-assemblies, now has 800 plus sub- assemblies that makes the availability of parts during servicing easier.

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Under the bonnet, the Freestyle copact utility vehicle is offered in both petrol and diesel fuel option. The petrol variant gets a a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine which puts out 95bhp and 120 Nm of torque, and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel unit makes 99bhp and a peak torque of 215Nm. Currently, both the engines come paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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