New Ford Endeavour launched at Rs 24.75 lakh
Ford has launched the new Endeavour starting at Rs 24.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai, with Octroi). The third-generation Endeavour is available in two trim levels – Trend and Titanium – with a choice of two diesel engines, gearboxes and the option of an all-wheel drive.
The two engines on offer include a 158bhp 2.2-litre four cylinder unit that comes paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox; the option of an all-wheel drive is also available. The second motor is a larger 197bhp 3.2-litre five-cylinder unit, that gets the six-speed automatic gearbox as standard and a permanent all-wheel drive.
There’s a healthy amount of equipment on the Endeavour. Standard features include dual airbags, ABS, traction control, hill-start assist, Ford MyKey, eight-way power adjustable front seats, Ford SYNC infotainment system with touchscreen and voice control, CD/MP3 player with a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and aux connectivity with steering-mounted controls, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, powered tail-gate and cruise control.
The all-wheel-drive model, in addition, gets hill descent control and Ford’s Terrain Management System – a system similar to Land Rover’s Terrain Response System. The top-spec Titanium model additionally gets features such as seven airbags, automatic headlamps, LED daytime-running lamps, LED tail-lamps, ambient lighting, front parking sensors and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
The new SUV gets a seven-seat layout as standard with the middle row providing the sliding and reclining function. The third row seats can be folded at the touch of a button.
The new Ford Endeavour rivals the likes of the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
(All prices are ex-showroom)