Planning To Buy The Ford Endeavour? Here Are Some Pros And Cons
Over generations the Ford Endeavour has undergone a complete transformation and it's one of the most potent four-wheel-drive (4WD) SUVs in India.
- The Ford Endeavour is one of the most potent 4WD SUVs in India.
- It gets a 2.0-litre engine mated to 10-speed automatic gearbox.
- It is quite well loaded when it comes to creature comforts.
The Ford Endeavour was one of the oldest nameplates in India that started the full-size seven-seater SUV segment but it has undergone a complete transformation with new generations entering the market. It's one of the most potent four-wheel-drive (4WD) SUVs in India and is offered with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox as standard and is quite well loaded in the creature comforts department. However, Ford has announced shutting down of local manufacturing and that affects the mighty Endeavour as well. If you are planning to buy the new Ford Endeavour, here are some pros and cons.
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- Macho Looks: The Ford Endeavour still looks beast of sorts retaining its bold and intimidating demeanour. In fact, it stands identical to its predecessor at every corner and the only new additions are the LED Headlamps with more prominent DRLs.
- Upmarket Cabin: Even the cabin of the Endeavour appeals with a simple and sophisticated design, use of upmarket upholstery like soft padding on the dash and doors and even the dual-tone colour combination of beige and charcoal black along with grey inlays on the dash, doors and central console worked.
- Feature Packed: t's also loaded to the gills with features like dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, 8.0-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats, powered boot gate and third row seats, auto headlamps and obviously panoramic sunroof and parallel park assist. There are plenty of other driver aid features as well like hill descent control (HDC), hill-start assist (HSA), a dependable four-wheel drive system, differential lock that comes really handy when the going gets really tough, terrain assist modes and cruise control among others.
- Powerful Engine: The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder BS6 diesel engine belts out 168 bhp and develop 420 Nm peak torque and is mated to a 10-speed gearbox that's not only a segment-first, but is the only 10-speed gearbox sold in the country and is claimed to offer better in-gear ratios compared to the six-speed automatic gearbox in its predecessor. The new oil-burner offers 20 per cent more low-end torque compared to the outgoing 2.2 L TDCi engine and it's also more fuel efficient now, delivering 13.90 kmpl in the two-wheel drive version and 12.4 Kmpl in the four-wheel drive guise. The brand new engine is also more refined and quieter with a four decibel reduction in idle noise.
- Dependable 4x4 System: The Ford Endeavour is still one of the most reliable four-wheel-drive (4x4) SUVs you'll see on Indian roads. Other than the robust 4x4 transfer case, it also gets differential lock which really comes handy if the vehicle gets stuck or while taking a steep elevation. Then, there are terrain modes too to optimise traction.
- Ford Ending Local Production: As we already know, that Ford has discontinued local production in India and even the Ford Endeavour has been discontinued. Only vehicles already in stock are on sale.
- Spare Part Availability: Ford India did confirm that it will maintain its warehouses in metro cities and will continue to supply spare parts in India for 10 years. However, since spare parts availability and services will still be an issue as its reach across India through dealerships will be limited as quite a few dealerships in tier 2 markets are likely to shut down.
- Connected Car Tech: The FordPass is basically an app based connected car tech and not an e-Sim based tech. That said, it does support features like pre-cooling the cabin, locking or unlocking the SUV, check fuel levels & distance to empty along with giving locating the vehicle remotely.