1.) All new Generation: There is a huge fanbase for SUVs in India. The kind of success the first-generation Endeavour tasted was unparalleled in its time. But since then the car hasn’t got any substantial updates. This is about to change with the introduction of the 2015 Ford Endeavour. In this new avatar the 2015 Endeavour is an all new SUV from ground up including the platform, the rear suspension and of course the design and interiors. This new platform has not just resulted in better driving dynamics and more space on the inside as well.
Launch Update : All New Ford Endeavour Launched at Rs 24.75 Lakh
2.) Aerodynamic Design: Although like any other SUV, the new Endeavour too might have a bulky yet aggressive design language, Ford has put some though it ensuring that it is aerodynamic. And for that purpose Ford has a specially crafted front bumper guard. The American car maker has also fitted aero kickers at the back along with a rear spoiler that cuts aerodynamic drag. That aside, the 2015 Ford Endeavour with its massive front chrome grille, a wide stance and the beefy looking wheel arches and alloy wheels give it an aggressive disposition.
3.) New Engine: The 2.5-litre as well as the 3.0-litre diesel mill from the outgoing Endeavour have been given the boot in this new-generation model. The 2015 Endeavour now gets a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder unit that makes max power of 160PS and peak torque of 385Nm. This engine will come mated to a manual transmission as well as a 6-speed automatic one but will not feature a 4WD system. The higher variants will be offered with a 3.2-litre 5-cylinder unit that makes 200PS and 470Nm. This engine will only come with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
4.) Premium Interiors: One of the biggest drawbacks of the current generation Endeavour is that its interior has started to look dated. Ford has addressed the problem and given the 2015 version fresher and better quality interiors. The dual-tone dashboard now looks a lot more premium and the top-end trim that we drove came layered with leather. The seats come with leather upholstery and are pretty comfortable to sit. The overall build quality is impressive too. The 2015 Endeavour comes with 3 rows of seating and offers a fair bit of space even for the passengers sitting on the last row.
5.) Feature loaded: One of the other reasons why the previous generation model didn’t hit the right note on the sales charts is the lack of equipment. In this 2015 model, Ford has made it up for it and more. From electrically foldable last row, reversing camera, touch screen infotainment system with navigation, Bluetooth, AUX and USB. The 2015 Ford Endeavour also gets a dual zone climate control and separate controls for Air cons for the passengers at the back. The 2015 Endeavour will also come with a sun roof. The only thing it misses out on is a button start and keyless go.
6.) Terrain Management System: Like the high end Land Rovers, the next-generation Endeavour too will come with a Terrain Management System in the 3.2-litre version. It gets four modes to suit the kind of conditions you are driving in. The Normal mode is for a rough terrain but not hardcore off roading. Then there is Snow, mud and grass mode for softer surfaces that require more traction. The sand mode for dune bashing. And for those who want to climb upwards on a hill there is also the rock mode. Aside from all of this, the new Ford Endeavour also gets 4-wheel low and hill descent control.
7.) Competition: While Ford has made a strong product which looks butch, feels premium and comes loaded with features, competitors Toyota, Chevrolet and Mitsubishi too have been working on an offering in this segment. The new Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Mitsubishi Pajero too are around the corner, and each of them look mightily impressive. It seems like this segment is sure going to see some hardcore battle for the top spot.
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