Ford has recently launched its new generation flagship SUV – the Endeavour. The all new Ford Endeavour was introduced for the Indian market in January, 2016 and takes the game further by bringing some never before features in the segment along with an authentic all American SUV styling and a choice of two mighty powerful engines to match its sheer presence.
Quick Facts –
- Ford has done a decent job in designing the Ford Endeavour Exterior by giving its curves and creases in the right places.
- The Ford Endeavour is offered in two engine trims, a 2.2 liter and a 3.2 liter which is a five cylinder unit.
- It comes in a total of six variants to choose from.
- The Endeavour offers a unique mix of comfort, luxury, strong road presence as well as punchy diesel engines.
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The straight line edgy and boxy design of the old Ford Endeavour is now just a passé and it is replaced by a modern smooth styling in the new Ford Endeavour. The big chrome laden grill houses a huge blue oval Ford logo that gives the car an imposing front face. The rectangular lights suit the butch American SUV tradition and look striking with the presence of projector headlamps. The creases work wonders to break the absolute vastness of the bonnet, giving the Ford Endeavour Exterior a contemporary yet authentic American SUV appearance, something that has been missing in the segment and which should work for the Ford Endeavour in India.
If the all new Ford Endeavour is all butch and big-bad-mean from the outside, it is a cocoon of a long list of creature comforts when it comes to Ford Endeavour Interior. From, dual zone climate control to a big touch screen at the centre of the console taking care of most of your needs, the Ford Endeavour brings in a variety of features for its occupants. The best trick in the box has to be the way the speakers play an opposite wavelength to cancel out the engine noise that creeps into the cabin.
The 2.5 ton Ford Endeavour utilizes the fire power of all around ventilated disc brakes with ABS, Traction control.
Hill assist is a safety feature that lists here for added safety for the Ford Endeavour.
7 air bags feature in the top variant. This undoubtedly plays the key role in keeping the safety measures under control.
Engine and performance
The Ford Endeavour is offered in two engine trims, a 2.2 liter and a 3.2 Liter which itself is a great asset for the car and comes in a total of six variants which are absolutely lucrative and so very alluring. The offered listing for Ford Endeavour colour options is in total six in number. The base model in the range being the 2.2 liter 6 Speed manual that produces a decent 160PS and 385Nm while the range toper variant comes in with a 3.2 Liter 6-Cylinder producing 200PS and 470Nm and the transmission duties are handled by a dual clutch 6-speed automatic.
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Handling and Ride Comfort
The Ford Endeavour is still a big huge SUV and has all the traits of one, however, the way it handles does satisfy the Ford badge tradition of making good handling cars. The steering is light and responsive with low body roll under cornering against the segment standards. The massive tyres soak in almost everything that is thrown its way offering a plush ride through almost all sorts of terrain. The car accelerates with intent and refinement levels are very nice indeed.
The new Endeavour takes on the established Toyota Fortuner and the Hyundai Santa Fe in the premium SUV segment. The Endeavour also competes with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport which comes with only one engine option and the Chevrolet Trailblazer that is available only in automatic. The car has been equipped with the top notch features that surely make it favourite in the market.
Overall Rating- 4/5
Value for Money-4
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