The Ford Endeavour has always been a tough-as-nails, rugged but comfortable and luxurious SUV and has made its presence felt and even makes up for a good chunk of the market share in its segment. Ford has been quick in updating its SUV, and this latest model comes with a BS6-compliant diesel engine. The SUV now gets a more frugal engine under the bonnet and is a proper, body-on-ladder-frame vehicle. We delve a little deeper into the Endeavour’s details.
The BS6-compliant model has been launched in our market at a price of ₹ 29.55 lakh for the base Titanium 4×2 variant and ₹ 33.25 lakh for the top-of-the-line Titanium+ 4×4.
The updated Ford Endeavour gets an all-new, BS6-compliant 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine that produces 167bhp and 420Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the only one available in the country. The 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine in 4×2 guise delivers a fuel efficiency figure of 13.9kpl while the 4×4 variant delivers a figure of 12.4kpl.
The Endeavour continues to look brawny and muscular with its high-set bonnet, large grille, tweaked headlight clusters, flared wheel arches and that thick band of chrome that joins both the tail lights in the middle. And ‘Endeavour’ is embossed in bold on the front fenders.
The cabin layout of the new Endeavour is similar to the older car, but what’s new is the gear lever. Everything around feels well built with a top-notch quality, premium feel. The top-of-the-line model comes equipped with 8-way power adjustable front seats, front and rear parking sensors, seven airbags, semi-automatic parallel park assist, driver knee airbag, front parking sensors, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, automatic day/night inside rear view mirror, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, 8-way power adjustable driver and passenger seats, power folding third row, semi-auto parallel park assist, one-touch up and down electric windows with anti-pinch feature, Active noise cancellation system, Leather upholstery, steering wheel and gear knob, hands-free powered tailgate, push button start/stop system, 8-way power adjustable driver seat, dual-zone climate control, rear AC with roof vents for second and third row and tilt adjust steering wheel.
The new Endeavour also gets the FordPass connected car app that has 55 new features that allow the user to start and switch on the AC with the help of a remote. The Ford Endeavour rivals the likes of the updated BS6 Fortuner, while the Mahindra Alturas and Isuzu MU-X are yet to receive updates. Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.