Tweet TweetToyota prepared a special edition for the Etios hatchback in Brazil. The new Toyota Etios Cross benefits from a series of styling tweaks such as black plastic moldings, roof bars, new wheels and a restyled front grille. Power is provided by the stock 1.5-liter engine capable to deliver 96 horsepower and linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Japanese model is based on the range-topping XLS grade, therefore, you will find a quite comprehensive list of features at the interior. Among them we note the new trim and seat fabrics. Last but not least, the new model comes with a retuned suspension which increases the ride, therefore, it should improve the model’s offroad capabilities. The new Toyota Etios Cross is scheduled to go on sale on November 28. Toyota prices the new model from R$45,690 in Brazil, the equivalent of roughly $20,000. … [Read more...] about Toyota Etios Cross Edition debuts in Brazil
In April 2018, the Figo based crossover Ford Freestyle was launched. The CUV or Compact Utility Vehicle, as Ford calls it, has sold more units than fellow hatch based crossovers Hyundai i20 Active and Toyota Etios Cross according to a report by CarToq.Sales data from May 2018 reveals that Ford shipped 3,027 units of the Freestyle during its first full month in the market. As per CarToq's report, the Hyundai i20 Active registered sales of 1,069 units while the Toyota Etios Cross could only manage 42 units. This means the Ford Freestyle managed twice as many units as its competitors combined. Traditionally, crossover hatchbacks have not been very popular in the market, but the Ford Freestyle seems to be bucking that trend.Further, the Ford Freestyle was able to outsell the Mahindra KUV100 as well. The KUV100 sold only 1,481 units in May 2018.The Ford Freestyle petrol is powered by a 1.2 L 3-cylinder engine producing 96 PS and 120 Nm paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel … [Read more...] about Ford Freestyle outsells Hyundai i20 Active, Etios Cross
Ford India launched the Freestyle pseudo-crossover towards the end of April. The Freestyle is based on the Figo hatchback but comes with an SUV-ish styling, more features, and an all-new petrol engine. Prices of the Freestyle start at Rs 5.09 lakh. Last month, Ford India sold 3,027 units of the Freestyle, which is much more than what the Hyundai i20 Active (1,069 units) and Toyota Etios Cross (42 units) could manage. The Ford Freestyle enjoys a great pricing advantage over the Hyundai i20 Active and the Toyota Etios Cross. Prices of the petrol Freestyle start at Rs 5.09 lakh and go all the way to Rs 6.94 lakh. The diesel version costs Rs 6.09 lakh to Rs 7.89 lakh. In comparison, prices of the petrol-powered i20 Active start at Rs 7.04 lakh and go all the way to Rs 8.70 lakh. The diesel version costs Rs 8.10 lakh to Rs 10.11 lakh. Prices of petrol-sipping Etios Cross start at Rs 7.35 lakh and go all the way to Rs 7.66 lakh. The diesel version costs Rs 8.77 lakh to Rs 9.44 lakh. So, … [Read more...] about New Ford Freestyle OUTSELLS the Hyundai i20 Active & Toyota Etios Cross put together: Here’s why
Ford has launched its first-ever hatchback based crossover, Freestyle in India. The Freestyle is available with both petrol and diesel engine options and the price starts from Rs. 5,09,000. This makes it over Rs. 1.6 lakhs cheaper than the Hyundai i20 Active and about Rs. 1.4 lakhs cheaper than the Toyota Etios Cross. The rugged version of the Figo hatchback is available in 4 trim levels for both petrol and diesel variants. The Freestyle is based on the updated Figo that is yet to launch in the Indian market. It gets a list of exterior and interior changes to set it apart from the regular model. Ford has also introduced the new petrol engine with the Freestyle. Here is a list of variants and prices: Ford Freestyle Petrol Prices (ex-showroom) Ambiente – Rs 5.09 lakh Trend – Rs 5.99 lakh Titanium – Rs 6.39 lakh Titanium + – Rs 6.94 lakh Ford Freestyle Diesel Prices (ex-showroom) Ambiente – Rs 6.09 lakh Trend – Rs 6.99 lakh Titanium – Rs 7.35 … [Read more...] about EXCELLENT pricing! Ford Freestyle launched, a lot cheaper than i20 Active & Etios Cross
What is it? Ford’s ticket into the world of cross-hatchbacks comes in the form of the new Freestyle. This is based on the upcoming face-lift Figo and is its rugged cousin. Known internationally as the Ka+ Active, the Freestyle will make its Indian debut later this month. It will lock horns with the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active and the Toyota Etios Cross. Is it any good? To find out just that, we drove it around the pink city of Jaipur and came back to Delhi rather impressed! Looks smart enough? Definitely! Its no fact that we Indians love our vehicles to be big with enough road presence and the Freestyle manages this easily. It has the same length as the Figo but with a raised height, body cladding, roof rails and 15-inch alloy wheels, it does turn heads easily. This was evident on Jaipur roads and onlookers were rather curious about this new car. Bumpers at both the ends are heavily revised and a lot has already been said about these. The clever C shaped inserts, pseudo skid … [Read more...] about Ford Freestyle First Drive Review : Can this challenge the i20 Active & Etios Cross?