Ford unveils 'Freestyle', a cross hatch avatar of Figo hatchback

Ford has taken the covers off the new Freestyle, its Figo-based crossover.

Exterior changes include a new bonnet, grille, skid plate, alloys and blacked-out headlights.

The Freestyle previews the updated styling of the Figo and Aspire facelift models. It also showcases additional features that Ford is likely to introduce in the updated duo soon.

The Ford Freestyle will be launched in the second quarter of 2018.

The Freestyle is also debuting Ford’s brand new engine – a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol from the Dragon engine family. It makes 96hp and 120Nm, making it the most powerful engine in its class.

The 1.2 is paired to a new five-speed gearbox from Getrag.

The 100hp, 1.5-litre TDCi diesel will also be available and a petrol-automatic variant should arrive in due course.