Ford Freestyle FX Concept

Car-pooling. Gardening. Mountain biking. Going to the theater. Activities as disparate as these typically require a fleet of vehicles, or the acceptance of a few compromises when matching a vehicle and active lifestyles. Enter the Ford Freestyle FX concept.

The Freestyle FX concept is a unique, purpose-built crossover vehicle. Introduced at the 2003 North American International Auto Show, the Freestyle FX concept is Ford's answer to consumers who demand nothing less than a perfect fit for their transportation needs.

The Freestyle FX concept is a new kind of vehicle that transcends boundaries and can’t be pigeonholed. In the world of crossovers, it is like nothing else because it is based on nothing else. Purpose-built for consumers with active lifestyles, the vehicle was conceptualized as an all-things-to-all-people, no-excuses concept version of the production Ford Freestyle, scheduled to make its debut in 2004.

“The Freestyle FX is a thinking person’s vehicle, a complete surprise box when you open it up,” says Chris Theodore, Ford vice president, North America Product Development. “It offers the aspirational looks of an SUV, great driving dynamics with the quiet and refined ride of a sedan, the capacity and flexibility of a minivan and the security of all-wheel drive. It will truly transform consumers’ notion of how a crossover vehicle should perform.”

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Published : 17/01/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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