New Ford Endeavour showcased on Ford`s official Indian website
The new Ford Endeavour will be launched in the country this fiscal post the launch of the Figo hatchback. The American auto giant is expected to bring in the new Endeavour at the 2016 Auto Expo. The company`s Indian website has started displaying the SUV, though much details are not available at the moment.
Based on the Ranger pickup truck, the new Ford Endeavour would be imported to India in the form of CKD kits and assembled at Ford`s Chennai plant. The Sports Utility vehicle gets a major upgrade in all departments when compared to the previous generation model which didn`t find many takers.
The third generation Endeavour features a new design language (exterior & interior), gets a new engine line-up and an improved suspension setup. The company has laid special emphasis on safety and equipment levels which are seen in abundance on the new Endeavour.
Ford will offer the Indian spec SUV with two engine options – 2.2 litre 4-cylinder motor which produces 158 HP and 385 Nm of twist and the range topping 3.2 litre 5-cylinder mill which is capable of generating 197 HP and a healthy 470 Nm of torque. The 2.2 L motor will be available only in the 4X2 drive mode coupled to a six-speed manual and automatic transmission while the 3.2 L motor will be offered with a 4WD system mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
We expect the New Ford Endeavour to be priced between Rs 23 – 28 lakhs (ex-showroom). When launched the Ford SUV will rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero and the Chevrolet Captiva.