American car manufacturer Ford has been quite popular in America. The successes lead to the increase of global sales of this brand. Currently, this brand happens to be present all across the world.
The Endeavour from Ford has been quite a popular SUV in India. But, owing to the rapid changes happening in the auto sector, Ford decided to bring a few changes to the Endeavour. Here is a review on the 2015 Endeavour that is set to take Indian market by storm most likely in October 2015. Indian market aside, the company will also launch the car in China, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The next generation Ford Endeavour was first previewed as the ‘Everest concept’ model last year in Sydney, Australia. Ford then went ahead with the concept’s official unveiling at the Bangkok Motor Show this year. Now, that Ford has revealed the vehicle’s production ready version as well, the all new Endeavour seems to be very close to its official launch date. The production version of the 2015 Ford Endeavour is exactly the same as its concept, except the new alloys.
New Endeavour 2015:
The all-new 2015 Endeavour is to be based on a pick-up truck chassis. Since 2003, the Endeavour has been plying on Indian roads. Back then; the sales figures of this car were bleak. But, the all-new Endeavour is set to change that perception. The new Endeavour made its appearance at the Bangkok motor show and its international debut has definitely sparked up interest among enthusiasts. The specs, features and all the details have been leaked. So, lets take a look at them and determine if they are worth spending for.
Engine & transmission
Spreading its boundaries across global markets, the 2015 Ford Endeavour is likely to drive with 2 different engine choices. The 2.2 liter four cylinder diesel and 3.2 liter five cylinder diesel engine. India will most likely carry the 2.5 liter and 3 liter diesel mill. To enhance performance, this vehicle will bid farewell to the current 5-speed manual transmission and introduce a 6-speed gearbox. This would also enhance the fuel efficiency of the new car.
The obvious question would pop up in anyone’s mind. “Kitna Degi?”
Well, the Ford Endeavour 2015 is most likely expected to offer a combined fuel efficiency ranging from 12 to 14 kmpl.
The Exterior design of the Ford Endeavour is on the company’s Edge design philosophy. The next-gen model is expected to be more premium than its precursor. The vehicle will also offer enhanced off-road capabilities owing to its new ladder frame chassis. Ford has also endowed new independent coil-spring system at the vehicle’s rear to enhance its drive experience. The new Endeavour will boast of the new ‘Terrano Response’ 4 wheel drive system with adjusting traction control and other technological improvements that will really deliver an overall enhanced off-road performance.
The vehicle’s styling at the front resembles the concept showcased earlier with an upright three-part grille, small sweptback headlamps, a stylish front bumper under-guard flows onto the bumper to merge into the fog lamps. Move to the side and the design theme from the concept continues, with the raked front windshield, a slightly sloping roofline, up-swept window-line and a slight body sculpting near the bottom of the doors. You can also see that the SUV will feature subtle roof-rails, which sit flush onto the roof. At the rear, the Endeavour gets a new tailgate mounted spoiler, which is different from the one on the concept car. Rest of the design though is similar to the concept, with the large split tail lamps, the chunky chrome garnish and the boot lid-mounted number plate holder.
The new Endeavour will be offered in 5-exterior paint shades:
- Cool White
- Black Mica Metallic
- Silver Aluminum Metallic
- Sparkling Gold Metallic
- Red Sunset Metallic
The new Ford Endeavour’s interior is expected to be inspired by the design of the Ford F-105 pickup truck. The next-gen Endeavour will get the company’s new SYNC2 multimedia setup and a large 8-inch display for the infotainment system.
This vehicle will feature Bi-Xenon automatic projector headlamps, Push button Start, Lane departure warning system too. Additionally, it will also have LED DRLs, Projector headlamps, 20-inch mag wheels, Panoramic Sunroof. Additionally, it will also feature 8-way power adjustable front seats, Power adjustment for the third row of seats, Ambient lighting, Driver’s knee airbag, Front parking sensors, Blind Spot monitoring system, Rear view camera, Leather upholstery, Automatic Headlamps and wipers, Cruise control as well as Hill descent control.
The all-new Ford Endeavour is expected to be tagged in the price bracket of Rs. 18 to Rs. 25 lakhs in India. The prices in Australia are already out and the top-end Titanium variant of this car is priced at AUS $76,990. The base variant retails for AUS $54,990, while the mid variant will go on sale for $60,990.
Ford Endeavour 2015 Expected launch date
The next-gen Endeavour is expected to have its Indian launch in September to October 2015.
Ford is bringing out the new Endeavour with an aggressive price. The company seems positive that the new car should achieve pleasing sales figures. Let’s wait and watch.