In February 2020 Ford ‘s flagship SUV, the Endeavour, was updated to a BS6 engine. Although it was released with the discounted rates effective until April 30, the national lockout culminated in the price hike being postponed. Now the carmaker has hiked the costs of the SUV.
The price of the base-spec Titanium 4×2 AT has shot up by Rs 44,000 when the mid-spec and top-spec Titanium+ 4×2 AT and Titanium+ 4×4 AT are having a price boost of Rs 1.20 lakh.
With a fresh 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine that produces 170PS and 420Nm, Ford is selling the Endeavour. This engine is coupled to a 10-speed automatic gearbox in India. The SUV totally loses out on a manual transmission.
FordPass linked car system on the front screens launched with the BS6 Endeavour and is being sold as standard. This helps drivers to conduct remote vehicle operations, monitor live position, and get a telematics rundown of the car using the mobile device. Certain amenities such as the cabin’s integrated noise cancelation, semi-autonomous parallel park support, third-row power-folding seats, dual-zone climate control, and a panoramic sunroof remain on sale. This also arrives with the 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment interface with a connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The protection features include up to seven airbags, a hill launch assist, and sensors for front parking.
Only the Toyota Fortuner (Rs 28.66 lakh to Rs 34.43 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi) and Mahindra Alturas G4 (Rs 28.69 lakh to Rs 31.69 lakh, ex-showroom) are currently on sale with BS6 engines. These SUVs are more competitive from up to Rs 2.76 lakh than the Ford Endeavour. What’s worth mentioning is that the three full-size SUVs sell just the Toyota Fortuner in both manual and automatic transmission models. It would also challenge the forthcoming MG Gloster (anticipated in 2020) and the planned 2021 Skoda Kodiaq petrol. The next-gen Technology was globally spied on, and is scheduled to launch in India in 2022.