Ford Endeavour is a very popular full-size SUV in the Indian market. It is known for its rivalry against the Toyota Fortuner. People have been modifying their Endeavours to make them unique and stand out from the crowd. Here, is another Endeavour that has been customized by IDE Autoworks and the pictures have been shared on their Instagram page.
The Endeavour has been wrapped in a matte military colour which is very unique and is only seen on army vehicles. Some of the elements are in black which goes well with the overall style of the vehicle. The side badging, door handles, B and C-pillar, outside rearview mirrors, the lower half of front and rear bumper, front grille, alloy wheels and the name badging on the tailgate is finished in black colour.
Currently, Ford sells the Endeavour in only three variants. There is Titanium Plus 4×2, Titanium Plus 4×4 and Sport. The 4×2 is priced at Rs. 33.81 lakhs, the 4×4 costs Rs. 35.61 lakhs and the Sport trim is priced at Rs. 36.26 lakhs. All the prices are ex-showroom. The Endeavour competes against Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, MG Gloster, Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace.
The Endevaour is sold only with a diesel engine. It is a 2.0-litre unit that produces 170 PS of max power and 420 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to only a 10-speed automatic gearbox and there is no manual transmission on offer. It is offered in rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configuration.
Army colour not allowed on civilian vehicles
In our country, civilians are not allowed to use olive green colour because it belongs to the army. It could only be offered on army vehicles. So, you would have seen Tata Safari Storme, Maruti Suzuki Gypsy and Royal Enfield Bullets finished in olive green colour because they belong to the army. This law is mentioned under the Motor Vehicles act.
However, most people do not know about this law. They would get their vehicle repainted in the olive green colour and then cops would stop their vehicle and issue challan. On the other hand, wraps fall under a grey area because they are not permanent and can be peeled away easily. As of now, there is no rule for the wraps. Having said that, a person cannot change the colour of their vehicle. If he does so then he would need to get it updated on their registration certificate too.
Army colours are sold in international markets
Some manufacturers like Royal Enfield do sell their vehicles in an army green colour in the international market because this law is only applicable in our country. So, they are allowed to export the vehicle to international markets. Royal Enfield sells their Classic 500 in a unique Battle Green colour which looks really good. Unfortunately, this colour is not available in India.