The all-new Ford Endeavour has started reaching dealerships. Motoroids reader Chandrasekar Lakshminarayan from Chennai sends us these exclusive images of the all new Ford Endeavour, which was caught with protective covering on the outskirts of Chennai near Chengalpet. An Indian launch is likely to happen in the month of January next year, while bookings are expected to start by the end of this month. Ford India has already listed the premium SUV on their website.
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Mechanically, the new Endeavour will come equipped with two diesel engines from Ford’s Duratorq family. First up is the 3.2-litre, Duratorq, five-cylinder TDCi diesel engine that delivers 197 hp of power and 470 Nm of torque. This engine will be exclusively paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 4WD system with Terrain Management. The second engine is a more humble 2.2-litre Duratorq, four-cylinder, TDCi diesel unit that puts out 158 hp of power and 385 Nm of torque. This engine can be had with either six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. In 2017, Ford India plans to introduce the Endeavour with an India made 2.2-litre diesel engine, to be dubbed the Panther.
Ford has not revealed the prices for this upcoming SUV but we expect the new Endeavour range to carry a price tag of INR 20-28 lakh. To be locally assembled at Ford’s Chennai plant with minimal levels of localization, the new Endeavour will rival SUVs like the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Sport, the Ssangyong Rexton and Hyundai Santa Fe.