Ford India has just launched the facelifted Endeavour SUV in India, and prices start from Rs. 28.19 lakhs ex showroom
Delhi. This makes the facelifted Endeavour cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner, whose diesel variants start from Rs. 29.59 lakhs. The new Ford Endeavour primarily competes with the Toyota Fortuner, the Isuzu MU-X and the Mahindra Alturas G4. The SUV also rivals the Skoda Kodiaq, which is priced a lot higher though.
The new Ford Endeavour is available in two variants – Titanium and Titanium +, and 3 trims – 2.2 manual 4X2, 2.2 automatic 4X2 and 3.2 automatic 4X4. While the 2.2 manual is priced at Rs. 28.19 lakhs, the 2.2 automatic is pegged at Rs. 30.60 lakhs. The top-end 3.2 manual 4X4 variant is priced at Rs. 32.97 lakhs. All three variants of the new Ford Endeavour are diesel powered.
The 2.2 liter turbo diesel motor puts out 160 PS of peak power and 385 Nm of peak torque. 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearboxes are on offer. The 2.2 liter diesel engine drives the rear wheels of the SUV. In manual trim, the 2.2 diesel delivers 14.2 Kmpl, and in automatic guise, it delivers 12.62 Kmpl. The 3.2 liter-5 cylinder diesel engine is a lot more powerful. It produces 200 PS of peak power and 470 Nm of peak torque, both of which are class leading outputs. The gearbox is a 6 speed torque converter automatic unit while there’s a four wheel drive transfer case as standard.
The Endeavour Facelift gets mild cosmetic changes at the front and rear. The front and rear bumper get minor tweaks, and also offer skid plates as standard. The grille design has also seen a mild revision. Also, the 18 inch alloy wheels feature a new design. On the inside, there are three major changes on the luxury SUV – push button start, keyless entry and a power adjustable co-passenger’s seat. As these changes signify, the facelift for the Endeavouris a minor one. It’s more of a mid-life makeover to make another splash at the market rather than bring in anything that’s radically different. The Endeavour will continue to be imported into India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route.
The SUV more or less plays to its original strengths, which include a solid build, massive street presence, butch looks, ample ground clearance, go-anywhere ability with a Terrain Response system equipped 4 wheel drive system, and powerful turbo diesel engines. The key mechanical change is the reintroduction of the 2.2-manual variant, which was discontinued sometime ago.
Talking of the Endeavour Facelift’s introduction in India, Anurag Mehrotra, president and managing director, Ford India, said,
As one of India’s most loved, trusted and revered premium SUV brand, Ford Endeavour has helped each of its owners to make every drive extraordinary. Taking forward its rich legacy, the New Ford Endeavour will also enable customers to take on the most epic adventures and conquer tough terrains with ease while delivering on its value proposition.