In 2003, a specially equipped factory Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario was released the first prototype Ford Freestar 2004 model year. It is the only plant that will build the new minivan Freestar. Company Ford Motor Company has invested in this company $ 600 million for the modernization of the equipment and the introduction of new technologies.
This model is designed to come to replace the Windstar. Since now the names of all models of Ford cars will start with letters «F», then an updated Windstar minivan turned into Freestar. In fact, it\'s the same Windstar, only a little remodel and with much better handling. The frame body is substantially the same, but about 60% is frequently updated.
The car boasts of such innovations as: folding completely flat state to the third row seat to which access has become more convenient, new lift door luggage compartment, 4-speed automatic transmission is the latest generation, new, wider disc brakes for all wheels with the new system \" Panic Brake Assist »as standard on models equipped with AdvanceTrac from Ford.
Freestar is the first \"venom\", equipped with the Swedish Safety Canopy System (system of \"curtains\" of security).
It protects the heads of passengers of all 3 rows of seats in side impact and roll-over. The front passenger side-impact covered also the \"cushions\" built into the seat backs.
Interior Design and the instrument panel is also characterized by novelty and is in no way resembles the famous interior Windstar. Moreover, the interior materials are more expensive and quality.
There are actually all the options that can please the most discriminating buyer. The set of holders and supports both convenient for a family trip, and the climate-control car into three zones will provide a good atmosphere.
The car is equipped with a cast-iron, 3.8 liter engine «Essex» V-6. A new camshaft profile allows more smoothly integrate with an average rotation of 1500 rev / min and a power of 193 horsepower. Intended for Freestar and the biggest engine of 4.2-liter minivans v6. Also, the engineers worked hard to lower engine noise - have been completely eliminated and replaced by mounting the vibration. Fuel consumption is 10, 5 liters on the highway and 15 liters in the city.
Suspension has become tougher, which protects the vehicle from overturning.