November 03, 2016: Launched in January this year ahead of the Indian Auto Expo, the Ford Endeavour competes with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and others. In September 2016, Ford India had silently slashed the prices of it by up to Rs 2.82 lakh. However, the price drop was only seen in the Trend trims, while the Titanium variants remained unchanged. It comes with two diesel engine options – a five-cylinder 3.2-litre motor (200PS/470Nm) and a four-cylinder 2.2-litre engine (160PS/385Nm). The 2.2-litre comes with an option of a six-speed manual or automatic, while the 3.2-litre is solely available with the six-speed automatic.
Now, Ford has updated the infotainment system of the Endeavour from SYNC 2 to SYNC 3. SYNC 3 is Ford’s latest infotainment system and offers support for both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. SYNC 3 will only be offered with the top-end Titanium trims (Trend will be offered with the existing SYNC 2 unit).
Hi , i had confusion over the new Fortuner & Endeavour, After going through the selected variants which are 2.2 trend MT 4*4 of the Endeavour & 2.8 4WD MT Toyota Fortuner. The reason for me to choose these SUV is for their sheer road presence, comfort and importantly the joy of being a lover of these both cars since they have been launched.Now interms of features i wished at-least one would have offered sunroof/moonroof these SUV would have been a blockbuster in their segments, but sa read more 38
Great balance between ride & handling for a body-on-frame SUV,Equipped with Terrain Management System and comfy seats & lots of storage The 7-seat SUV has loads of space inside and comes with a lot of gadgets to play around with. You get 22 buttons on the steering wheel itselfHighlight of the new Ford Endeavour is the massive 3.2 Litre diesel engine that churns out 200 PS of power and 470 nm of torque. Couple that with a 6-speed automatic transmission and you have a monster under your c read more 6
As the name itself reveals it is an attempt to achieve something, endeavour succeeded in achieving the heart of indians. it comes with a massive 3.2 liter diesel engine which produces 197 bhp@ 3000 rpm and max torque of 470Nm which is a decent figure to offroad your vehicle. it has a good ground clerance which is enough to drive on tupical indian roads. now coming to the exteriors , the outlook is quite stunning. endeavour has its heriditary offroading outlook which keeps you to stare all th read more 23
The blue oval has had it’s share of hits and misses in the country. While vehicles like the Ikon and the Fiesta were runaway hits, certain models like the Mondeo or the updated Fiesta simply failed to make an impression on Indian consumers. 2015 was an extremely good year for Ford India. The Figo twins and the updated EcoSport are currently leading Ford’s arsenal for the Indian market.
However, their claim to fame in India, their piece de resistance, something that helped Ford be an established name in the market was lurking in the shadows and eventually forgotten. However, Ford has now launched an all-new generation of the much loved Endeavour. Can it add to Ford’s revival or be the heaviest anchor in their portfolio? Let’s find out!
Things We Like in Endeavour
Space. Proper big car that can accommodate 7 adults.
Build quality. Feels solid and upmarket inside out. A trait that the current Fortuner skimps on.
Expansive feature list: Panoramic Sunroof, Terrain Management System, Leather Upholstery, electric tail-gate release etc.
Things We Don't Like in Endeavour
6-Speed Autobox is lazy to respond to inputs.
No manual transmission available with the 3.2 litre engine
Top-spec 2.2 litre version misses out on many features like the sunroof, electrically folding seats etc.
Stand Out Features
Terrain management system. Can choose between Snow, Mud & Grass, Sand and Rock modes for traction across various terrain.
Programmable second key is a segment first. Can limit audio volume and set a top speed limit.
The Endeavour, in our books is currently the best big SUV you can place your money on. It seems to have all the right boxes ticked. It has the power, it has the technology and most importantly, the presence and aura an SUV in this price slab should have.
"If you are in the market for a double XL sized SUV, the Endeavour is a brilliant package."
If you are in the market for a double XL sized SUV, the Endeavour is a brilliant package. It remains to be seen how it fares against the updated Fortuner, whenever Toyota launch it, that is.
Background & Evolution
The Endeavour was initially launched in December 2003. It received subsequent facelifts in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Updates were mostly cosmetic, save for the 3.0 litre engine that was made available 2008 onwards. However, now; 7 years later - the Endeavour hits Indian shores in a brand new avatar. Read a detailed post on the Endeavour’s evolution here.
If I had to sum up the current era of motoring, I would call it the ?Era of Downsizing?. Practically everything that we have loved is now, err..smaller. Take Formula 1 for example. Out went the glorious V10s and V8s; only to be replaced by something that is as big as your photocopier. Even back home in India,...
Ever since Ford launched the Endeavour in the Indian market a decade back, it was the 'car' to have to announce your arrival in the meanest way possible. That is till the Fortuner took away its crown of being the best-selling premium SUV from 2008 onwards. Since then, at an average of 1000 units per month, th...
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