Ford launches Endeavour 4×2 Automatic

Ford India today launched the Ford Endeavour 3.0- litre 4×2 Automatic (AT). The Endeavour SUV will now be available in three versions  Endeavour 4×4 automatic, Endeavour 4×2 automatic and Endeavour 4×2  manual.

Official Press release

Ford India today unveiled the Ford Endeavour 3.0- litre 4×2 Automatic (AT) – the newest addition to its Endeavour premium Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) range.

At the launch, Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India, said, “We are  excited and delighted to introduce our latest Endeavour variant to India. “Building on  the strong Endeavour sales so far this year, and  the overwhelming response to  the automatic transmission launched last year, we are confident that the Ford Endeavour 4×2 AT will be a popular and well received addition to our product line-up.”

Competitively  priced  at  Rs.  17,88,760  (ex-showroom,  Bengaluru) the  Endeavour  4×2  AT  is powered  by  a  3.0-litre,  156  PS  DuraTorq  TDCi  (common-rail)  powertrain  with  the  Variable Geometry Turbocharger  (VGT)  and 5-speed  automatic gearbox  – with  the overdrive  switch on the  shift  lever  –  to  deliver  a  highly  responsive  drive  that  complements  its  best-in-class  torque performance at 380 NM at 2500 rpm.

Compared to other diesel automatic offerings in the 15-20 Lakh premium SUV segment, the DuraTorq engine of the new SUV delivers class-leading fuel efficiency of 10.7 kpl (ARAI). ”Like other variants  in  the portfolio,  the 4X2 variant  is robust, good  looking, great  to drive and versatile.  We  describe  it  as  a  ‘smooth  operator’  SUV  with  the  state-of-art  5-speed  auto

transmission  technology  that  provides  a  superb  and  effortless  driving  experience  whether negotiating congested city  streets, cruising on  the highway or exploring country hills and back roads, ” said Boneham.

While rugged on the outside, the interior of the new Endeavour includes many creature comfort features. For example, the interior design sports a classy two tone finish complemented by a spacious passenger cabin. Inside, it also boasts ergonomically designed leather upholstered seats, a 6-CD changer music system and DVD player and an environmentally-friendly dual air conditioner with personalized air conditioning vents for the second and third rows.

Other unique touches which enhance the 4×2 AT’s aesthetic and driving appeal include illuminated scuff plates, a titanium-finished instrument panel, sports pedals and a stylish side body cladding. The new variant also offers an array of active and passive safety features such as dual-stage front air bags for the driver and passenger. The air bags work in conjunction with three-point safety belts and pre-tensioners and load limiter features unique to Ford vehicles.

In addition, the Anti-lock Braking system (ABS) coupled with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) provides extra security peace of mind for drivers.  The Ford Endeavour 3.0- litre 4×2 Automatic (AT) is available in five colour options – Diamond White, Moondust Silver, Sea Grey, Panther Black and Morello.