The powerful and feature-rich Ford Endeavour 2019 gets a makeover
The latest edition of Endeavour features a Ford family grille that is finished in chrome, a new bumper and revised skid plates. While these changes are subtle, the SUV does look more upmarket and its sheer on-road presence has definitely been enhanced.
Inside the car, you will find the familiar upmarket cabin finished in fine materials including a soft-touch dashboard and large leather-clad seats. The other features that you get include the push button start/stop for that added convenience, an electronically eight-way adjustable front passenger seat and a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system that gets SYNC3. Last but not the least, this variant gets a hands-free electronic tailgate that can be opened by simply swiping your leg under the rear bumper.
High on comfort
The vehicle is feature-rich with a massive sunroof, tons of storage space inside the cabin, three-zone climate cool air-conditioning, steering mounted controls, a high-end audio system, emergency assistance, cruise control, rear parking camera, front parking sensors, active noise cancellation in the cabin, tilt adjust steering, power adjustable ORVMs, ambient lighting, and semi-auto parallel park assist.
Packing a punch
Offered with both the 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre diesel engine options, the Endeavour promises an engaging drive experience. The former delivers 160 PS of power and 385 Nm of torque and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission for the entry variant, however, you can also get it with a 6-speed automatic. The top-of-the-line version comes with the 3,198 cc TDCi engine that churns out 200 PS of power and 470 Nm of torque. It is offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission and 4x4, along with the terrain management system that gives you maximum traction despite the challenging terrain.
Big on safety
In terms of safety, the manufacturer has packed the car with all the vital features. You get seven airbags including one for the driver’s knees, ABS, EBD, a body built from ultra-high strength steel, a tyre pressure monitoring system and emergency assistance that automatically dials for help in the event of an accident. In addition to that, you also get electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, hill descent control and hill launch assist.
If you are in the market for a full-size SUV, then the Endeavour is the king of the hill. It comes with the promise of a low cost of ownership (68 paisa per km and a three year or 1,00,000 km warranty). Ford has priced the Endeavour rather well too with the range starting from `28.19 lakh and going up to `32.97 lakh for the top of the line variant.