Third Generation Freed is Here

Launching in Japan in June, the third generation Freed retain the same flexible platform that seats 6/7 with its spacious interior.

Honda Freed will always be the one that got away for Indonesian fans as it was launched locally around 2008 for one generation only, to be replaced by the Mobilio as a 7 seater replacement. Even today the Freed still has its ardent fans in Indonesia, not wanting to trade higher/lower because the car is simply amazing for its time and even today. Where else can you get a 1.5L engine MPV with captain seat arrangement that allows access from first to third row? None, nowhere, gak ada, nanimonai, es gibt keine. Today’s 1.5L engine MPV that offers captain seat is an impersonator that poorly emulate Honda Freed experience like Wuling Conferro and Hyundai Stargazer with a hump in the middle of the second row seat for a worse access to third row from the second row. Heck, on Stargazer, it is obvious to get in to third row it’s designed that you get back with the second row seat folded first.

As a previous owner of the Freed who I reluctantly sold because of an accident, it’s sad to see that Honda Indonesia focuses more on production efficiency.

The one that got away…

Freed Advance Information|Honda Official Website

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