The new Ford Endeavour is a totally different animal when compared to its predecessor. This SUV has received a complete design overhaul and looks butch with its prominent front grille, bulging bonnet, skid plates and more. The Endeavour in India will most likely get the same 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre engines as before.
The sides and rear of this car also have not escaped from the brush of the designer. The rear gets new tail lamp clusters connected by a broad strip of chrome, rear foglights, a skid plate and more. The new 6 spoke alloy wheels also look very striking.
The beautifully appointed interior comes equipped with loads of features like an infotainment system, USB ports, 12 volt and 240 volt sockets, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, ESP, roll stability control, blind spot warning and so on.
The new Endeavour also gets different terrain control modes. The driver can switch between normal mode, snow and grass mode, sand mode or rock crawl mode. The car is also equipped with hill ascent and descent control and curve control as well.
The instrument binnacle displays vital information like the driving mode and selected gear to the driver at a glance and the multi function steering wheel enables to easily control functions like the cruise control, phone and the audio system.
The new Ford Endeavour gets the Sync2 infotainment system. This system comprises of an 8 inch touchscreen with 2 USB ports mounted near the top of the centre console. Through this system, occupants can work with a paired smartphone, control the audio system, navigation module and several other functions.
This 7 seater SUV from Ford has a flexible seating configuration which, when completely folded down, increases the storage volume to 2,010 litres. It can also haul 750kg of cargo and 100kg on the roof. The passenger cabin also has several storage spaces and useful cubby holes to stow small items.
We expect Ford India to launch this SUV next year and without doubt the new Endeavour is a massive leap forward when compared to the current one and will give stiff competition to its rivals. It also depends how the India spec Endeavour will be priced. SUV lovers, wait for this one.