New Ford Endeavour launch pushed to 2016

first_imgFord India has plans to launch multiple new vehicles in the Indian market this year. With the launch of Ford Figo Aspire just a few days away, reports now say that Ford will launch the new edition of Endeavour at the Auto Expo 2016. The new Ford Endeavour, also known as Ford Everest in other countries, was first unveiled at the Bangkok Motor Show 2014.The new Ford Endeavour will come with two engine options. The 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, diesel engine produces a maximum power output of 158bhp and maximum torque of 385Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.2-litre, five-cylinder diesel engine churns out peak power of 197bhp and peak torque of 470Nm and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.The new Endeavour looks like a proper full blown SUV rather than a pickup truck with a cab mounted on the back of it. The front sports a butch hexagonal three slat grille with Mustang-esque headlamps on either side and flared wheel arches. The rear, however, comes across as a bit underwhelming with simpleton tail lamps with a chrome strip with the car’s name running between the two sides.The car sits on brushed aluminum diamond cut 20-inch wheels adorning 265 section tyres. The 20-inch wheels will not be coming to India and expect the car to sport extra high-profile tyres.The thing that impresses the most about Ford Endeavour is the interior for it feels plush, comfortable and expensive. There is leather all-around, even the dash is draped in stitched leather. The leather seats feel comfortable and the dash sports a touchscreen SYNC2 system. The clocks displays ample information with the speedometer taking centre-stage with two TFT screens on either side.advertisementMoreover, there is a separate climate control for the rear passengers with vents on the roof which also houses a panoramic sunroof. The third row is electrically foldable with a 50:50 split. The boot space is ample and the tailgate is electrically operated as well.So the new Endeavour seems promising but Ford will really have to keep the pricing competitive to reclaim its lost SUV customer base. The new Ford Endeavour might come with a price tag of Rs 25- Rs 30 lakh.last_img read more