Ford India today launched a cosmetically-upgraded version of its Indian flagship, the Endeavour. The facelift comprises a new front grille and bumper, new headlamps, new fog-lamp bezels, new 16-inch alloy wheels, and new rear-view mirrors. In fact, the passenger-side rear view mirror has been specially designed to minimize the blind spot and aid the overall visibility for the driver.
Nigel Harris, President, Ford India, said, “At Ford, we are committed to delighting customers through continuous improvements in our products. Endeavour is a trusted nameplate and holds a special place in Ford India’s product portfolio. It has remained a vehicle of choice for customers who desire a dependable, muscular, rugged yet comfortable and safe SUV. The 2014 Ford Endeavour has been made more stylish, dynamic and comfortable while retaining its core DNA of an all-terrain vehicle.”
The interiors of this seven-seater see changes too in the form of better trim options for the upholstery. A high-end touch-enabled entertainment system with inbuilt SatNav and Bluetooth audio control, and a reverse parking camera complete the list of additional in-cabin goodies.
The Ford Endeavour continues to be powered by the 3-liter Duratorq TDCi common-rail engine that produces 154 bhp at a leisurely 3,200 rpm and 380 Nm of twisting force at 2,500 rpm. Both the 4x2 and 4x4 models come with a five-speed automatic transmission only and Ford has also added cruise control on these two variants. The 4x4 system of the Ford Endeavour features an electrical shift-on-fly system that enables you to send power to the front wheels without stopping the vehicle.
Ford also produces a manual version with a 2.5-litre Duratorq engine but you can have this one in a 4x2 format only.
The three variants of the Endeavour - the 2.5-litre Duratorq TDCi 4x2 Manual Transmission, 3-litre Duratorq TDCi 4x2 Automatic, and 3-litre Duratorq TDCi 4x4 Automatic - will be available at Rs. 19,83,898, Rs. 21,28,119, and Rs. 23,06,302, respectively (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).