Ford has deleted some features from the Endeavour starting from this month, December 2020 as revealed by some sources. The cars having their VIN no after MAJAXXMRWALT00001 will likely lose out on the features.
The active noise cancellation will be removed from the entire lineup of the Endeavour meanwhile for the 4×2 Titanium trim two features will be deleted; the 10-speaker setup will be changed to an 8-speaker setup and the front door steel scuff plate will longer be provided. Another feature deletion is the aux heater deletion which used to come standard in all Titanium+ and Sport variants but now this feature has been called off as well.
The current BS-6 compliant diesel engine is a 2.0-litre forced-induction motor producing 170 HP of power and 420 Nm of torque. The engine uses a common-rail direct-injection system and to lower the NOx emission it uses a Selective Catalytic Reduction exhaust after-treat system. To counter the low-end lag and performance Ford has equipped a variable geometry turbo. This Made in India engine which is internally called ‘Panther’ uses a counter clock swirl for two of its piston and clockwise for the other two to help circulate more airflow to the head. The gearbox is a 10-speed unit which uses an algorithm to skip through gears as and when required. The Progressive Range Selector gives control to the driver to lock-out the gears which are quite helpful in the off-road conditions.
From the outside, the new all-LED twin headlight gives a very striking appeal to the SUV, especially in the night time. There is no badging of ‘3.2’ or ‘2.0’ anywhere on the car, instead only ‘Endeavour’ is written. This SUV is heavy, there is no denying this fact and the body-on-ladder-frame makes it a very capable off-roader as well.
The pricing of the Ford Endeavour starts from INR 30.00 lakhs for the base Titanium 4×2 AT variant and the top-spec Sport 4×4 AT is priced at INR 35.11 lakhs. The long-standing rival of the Endeavour is the Toyota Fortuner meanwhile the BS-6 compliant Isuzu MU-X is scheduled to be launched sometime in 2021.