April 29, 2014: Ford India has launched the new 2014 Ford Endeavour at Rs.19.83 lakhs. The SUV sports an entire new front fascia which includes refreshed bold grille, bezel fog lamps, redesigned headlamps along with the bumper skid plate. The mildly facelifted Endeavour will be available in three variants - 4x2 MT, 4x2 AT and 4x4 AT. Inside the cabin, the SUV houses new leather upholstery, touch-screen SATNAV entertainment system with Navigation, audio system with bluetooth connectivity and reverse parking camera. Mechanically, the car remains untouched as it will keep on housing 3.0 litre, Duratorq engine while an option of 2.5-liter Duratorq powertrain is also made available.
Ford India has officially introduced the facelifted version of its luxury SUV, Ford Endeavour in the automobile bazaar. This 2014 version is all about cosmetic updates, while its specifications and features are similar to the outgoing model. The manufacturer has refurbished all the variants in the model portfolio in terms of both exteriors and interiors. At present, the company is selling this vehicle in three trims with two diesel engine options namely, a 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre TDCI power plant. The base trim comes equipped with the 2.5-litre mill and is paired with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. The mid range and the top end versions have been equipped with the powerful 3.0-litre power plant that is coupled with a sophisticated 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox. On the other hand, the manufacturer is also offering the top end version with electric shift-on-fly function, which enables the driver to switch from 2WD to 4WD option very easily. Coming to the exteriors, the car maker has updated the front profile of this four-wheeler, while giving minor tweaks to its side and rear profiles. On its frontage, it gets a pair of restructured fog lamps, modified bumper and skid plates. Also, there are changes that have been made to the headlight cluster to give it an aggressive look. Coming to the interiors, the central console gets a brand new avatar that further enhances the style of cockpit. The finish and build quality of the interiors explains about the company’s hard work towards developing attractive designs for its models. As far as the features are concerned, this facelifted model gets all the aspects that are already available in the outgoing trim. However, the company is now offering a cruise control system with switches mounted on steering wheel, which will further facilitate the driver.
This is the base variant and it sports a 4-cylinder, 2.5-litre, TDCi diesel power plant that displaces 2499cc. This motor is incorporated with a variable geometry turbocharger that enables it to produce 141bhp at 3500rpm, while generating 330Nm of peak torque at just 1800rpm. It is skillfully paired with a sophisticated 5-speed manual gearbox that helps in producing a mileage of 13.1 Kmpl. This entry level trim is incorporated with safety aspects like ABS with EBD, dual stage front airbags, remote key less entry with anti-theft alarm, seat belt pretensioner and load limiter. As far as the comfort features are concerned, it has aspects like electrically adjustable outside mirrors with blind spot mirror, personalized AC vents for second and third row, front center armrest with storage bin, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, large glove box with illumination, height adjustable driver and front passenger seat belts, rear defogger, rear wipe/wash, remote fuel cap release, removable ashtray and tilt adjustable steering. The manufacturer is also offering an MP3 player with USB, AUX-In socket along with 6 speakers as well....
This variant is blessed with a powerful 4-cylinder, 3.0-litre TDCi diesel motor, which is integrated with a common rail direct injection system. It can produce a peak power of 153.86bhp at 3200rpm in combination with a peak torque of 380Nm at 2500rpm. This torque output is distributed to the front wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox. This mid range trim is blessed with a DVD player with roof mounted LCD display, cruise control system, illuminated scuff plates, sporty pedals, two-tone interiors. It also has driver and passenger side airbag and stylish side body claddings. Apart from these, all the other aspects are similar to those equipped in the 4x2 MT trim....
This top end trim comes with the same features that are in the 3.0L AT 4x2 trim. It is also powered by the powerful 3.0-litre diesel motor, but the torque is distributed to all the four wheels with the help of an electric shift-on-fly system. In addition to these, it also has limited slip differential, a touchscreen LCD audio unit with satellite navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and a reverse parking camera with LCD display....
Ed's Take: The mileage offered by the Ford Endeavour is decent. It is the 2.5-litre manual, which is the most fuel efficient amongst the lot.
The 2014 version of Ford Endeavour is available with two diesel engine options. Here, the base trim is blessed with a 2.5-litre TDCI power plant that is incorporated with common rail direct injection system. This engine is capable of delivering a maximum mileage of 13.1 Kmpl on highways, while producing approximately 10 Kmpl in city traffic . The other trims equipped with 3.0-litre engine are coupled with an automatic gearbox. This motor enables the utility vehicle to produce a minimum mileage of just about 8.2 Kmpl under standard road conditions, while delivering a peak mileage of 11.4 kmpl, which is rather less when compared to its competitors.
Ed's Take: The power produced by the Ford Endeavour is good, and the 2.5-litre manual is more than sufficient. The 2.5 also comes with a self-shifting box and the 3.0-litre gets only an autobox.
The entry level trim is powered by a 2499cc TDCI diesel engine that is incorporated with a variable geometry turbocharger. This motor can pump out a commanding power of 141bhp at 3500rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 330Nm at 1800rpm. On the other hand, the top end trim is equipped with a 2953cc diesel motor that is incorporated with common rail direct fuel injection system. This engine can churn out 153.86bhp at 3200rpm and produces a peak torque of 380Nm at 2500rpm, which is rather impressive.
Ed's Take: The acceleration of the Endeavour is good despite the heavy weight of the ladder frame chassis and its gigantic size.
This newly introduced Ford Endeavour is available with the same engine options, which are perkier in terms of acceleration. This SUV equipped with a 2.5-litre engine is skillfully paired with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. This engine enables the vehicle to zoom towards the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in just about 13 to 14 seconds. It can achieve a top speed of approximately 155 to 160 kmph, which is quite good. On the other hand, the mid range and the top end versions have been equipped with a 3.0-litre mill that is coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox. This motor enables the SUV to reach a top speed in the range of 160 to 165 Kmph, while breaching the 100 kmph mark in about 14 to 15 seconds , which is not bad at all.
Coming to the exteriors, this facelifted utility vehicle gets a similar body structure as its outgoing version, but it gets a set of new cosmetics that changes its stature. To start with the frontage, this SUV gets distinctly structured fog lamps that surrounds the large air dam console of the bumper. The company has also modified its structure and given it an urbane look. In addition to these, the front bumper comes fitted with skid plates that gives a rugged appeal, while enhancing the off-road safety of the vehicle. Just above this, the radiator grille gets a more pronounced look, wherein the horizontally positioned slats are now sleeker, which results in better air intake. Apart from this, the car maker has also tweaked its headlight cluster by giving it a wraparound design that amplifies the front facade. The design of the bonnet remains similar, but it is embossed with 'ENDEAVOUR' lettering that adds to its distinct appeal. The overall new look of the front profile is complimented by the company's badge fitted on to the grille. The side profile remains mostly identical to the outgoing trim, but there are some noticeable changes that makes the side facet refreshing. Its masculine wheel arches have been fitted with a stylish set of newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels, which is a major update given to the side profile. Also the external rear view mirrors now come with a blind spot mirror that adds to the convenience of driver. In a bid to enhance the look of its side facet, the company has decorated its body with stylish body graphics and fixed a pair of silver roof rails, which further adds style to the sides. It also has an aluminum side stepper that makes it easier for passengers to gain access to the cabin. Coming to the rear, there is a minor tweak given to the bumper and it is fitted with protective cladding. The remaining aspects have been retained from the outgoing version.
The refurbished version of this 2014 Ford Endeavour gets a new set of dimensions with increased length along with adjusted width and height. The total length is 5062mm and its total height is 1826mm, which is slightly reduced. It comes with an overall width of 1788mm and with a roomy wheelbase of 2860mm, which determines the leg and shoulder space inside. Its front tread is 1475mm, rear tread is 1470mm and its minimum ground clearance is 210mm, which is quite good.
Ed's Take: The interiors of the Endeavour have been upgraded recently. It now gets new leather trim. The seats in the first two rows are comfortable and have sufficient space too. The third row is a bit cramped.
The car maker has also updated the interiors of this SUV by improving the build quality and repositioning a few equipments inside. The major update has been given to the gearbox console, wherein it is accompanied by an electric shift-on-fly system. Also the build quality of the dashboard has been improved and it is equipped with an advanced central console that features sophisticated equipments like a proficient air conditioning unit, infotainment system and several other control switches. The instrument cluster has been retained from the outgoing trim and it features several notifications and driver information based equipments. The four spoke leather wrapped steering wheel has been embossed with the company logo and it is equipped with multi-functional switches, which provides convenience to the driver. Its cabin is blessed with a dual tone ebony and camel color scheme, which is complimented by illuminated scuff plates. However, this two tone color scheme and scuff plates have been given only to the mid range and the top end version. On the other hand, the cabin is blessed with versatile seating arrangement, where the second row gets 50:50 split seating arrangement, while the third row gets foldable and removable seats. The car maker has used high quality leather upholstery for covering these seats, which provides luxury to the occupants. On the other hand, the company has incorporated touch enabled SATNAV system, which also provides rear parking assistance with the help of a rear camera.
The car maker has retained most of the features from the outgoing model, but have also updated some of its aspects. This latest facelifted version now comes with a touch enabled SATNAV system along with a new rear parking camera, which provides enhanced convenience to the driver. It comes integrated with a manually operated air conditioning system personalized AC vents for second and third row along with independent controls that keeps the ambiance pleasant. All the windows are electrically adjustable, whereas the driver side window gets one touch up/down function. It is blessed with a list of features, which includes a power steering with tilt adjustment , height adjustable front seat belts, front center armrest with storage bin, column stalked audio controls, a large glove box with illumination rear wiper, washer and a defogger. In addition to these, the mid and top end variants come incorporated with cruise control system. Furthermore, the car maker is also offering utility aspects like sporty paddles, two sunglass holders and accessory power sockets.
This all new 2014 Ford Endeavour comes with a huge cabin, which can easily accommodate at least seven passengers . This SUV also has a large boot compartment space, which can be increased by removing or folding the third row seats. The second row seats comes with 50:50 split folding facility, which will further increase the storage capacity. On the other hand, this utility vehicle comes with a huge fuel tank that can store up to 71 litres of diesel in it, which is rather good.
Ed's Take: The power of the 3.0-litre is the most, and it has good amount of torque to pull without any issue. The 2.5-litre too is sufficient for daily city driving.
This facelifted version is being offered with the same diesel engine options, which were under the hood of the outgoing models. The mid range and the top end variants have been equipped with a 3.0-litre TDCI diesel engine that is incorporated with a variable geometry turbocharger. This engine has 4-cylinder and 16-valves that displaces 2953cc . This engine is further incorporated with a common rail direct fuel injection system that helps the motor to pump out 153.86bhp at 3200rpm, while producing 380Nm at just 2500rpm. This powerful engine is mated to an advanced 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that delivers the torque output to front wheels. Here, the top end version is available with shift-on-fly system that extends the torque distribution to all the four wheels on demand. The entry level variant is powered by a 2.5-litre TDCI diesel power plant that displaces 2499cc. This engine is integrated with 4-cylinders, 16-valves and a variable geometry turbocharger as well, which enables the motor to churn out 141bhp at 3500rpm in combination with a commanding torque of 330Nm at just 1800rpm, which is quite ideal for city maneuvering. The torque is distributed to the front wheels through a five speed manual transmission gearbox that enhances the performance of engine.
Ed's Take: The Endeavour now gets a new music system with touchscreen and navigation system. The Endeavour is completely loaded and worth its every buck.
This entry level trim is blessed with an MP3 player that supports USB, AUX-In and has 6-speakers for unlimited entertainment. Here, the mid range variant also gets a DVD player along with a roof mounted display, which enables the occupants to watch their favorite videos on the move. On the other hand, the top end version comes equipped with an advanced touchscreen LCD audio unit that is incorporated with a satellite navigation system with improved maps. It also gets an improved rear parking camera with display on SATNAV system, which provides better assistance to the driver. On the other hand, this system also supports Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and for call functions with controls mounted on the steering wheel.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
All the variants of this 2014 Ford Endeavour series have been blessed with a set of newly styled 16-inch alloy wheels. These lightweight rims have been covered with a set of terrain capable tubeless radial tyres of size 245/70 R16 , which ensures commanding grip on any road condition.
Ed's Take: For the size of the SUV, the Ford Endeavour has good braking, while the handling is decent. It has some amount of body roll, but that is due to the high ground clearance.
The front axle is equipped with an independent double wishbone type of suspension accompanied by a torsion bar spring along with a stabilizer. At the same time, the rear axle is fitted with progressive linear rate leaf springs suspension that is assisted by low friction pads. The car maker has also installed tabular double acting type gas filled shock absorbers, which will further reinforce the suspension mechanism. As far as the braking is concerned, its front wheels have been fitted with ventilated disc brakes , while the rear one have been equipped with self adjusting drum brakes. To further enhance the braking mechanism, the company has incorporated anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system, which will further improve its functionality. Apart from these, this SUV also comes with a ball and nut type steering system with variable power assistance that offers precise response depending upon the speed levels and reduces the efforts of driver.
Ed's Take: The Endeavour gets two airbags and ABS as the safety options. The handling is just fine on the Endeavour.
All the trims of this facelifted Ford Endeavour gets standard yet most crucial safety aspects. The entry level trim is blessed with features like dual stage airbags for front passengers, ABS with EBD, front fog lamps, remote key less entry with anti theft alarm and seat belt pre-tensioner with load limiter. The mid range trim also gets the side airbags for the front passengers, which ensures enhanced protection. On the other hand, the top end version gets an advanced limited slip differential function, which will improve the traction of wheels even while taking a turn.
Ford Endeavour Pros :
1. Quality of interiors is impressive.
2. Updated exteriors has enhanced its look.
3. Performance of the engine is remarkable.
4. Leg and shoulder space is very comfortable.
5. SATNAV and rear parking system is improved.
Ford Endeavour Cons :
1. The 3.0-litre engine can be more powerful.
2. There are no added safety or comfort features.
3. Initial price tag is slightly higher.
4. Fuel economy is not as good as other SUVs.
5. Cost of spares and maintenance is slightly higher.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|10.0||13.1||141bhp @ 3500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|8.2||11.4||153.86bhp @ 3200rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|8.2||11.4||153.86bhp @ 3200rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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