2019 Ford Endeavour comes with cosmetic changes and added equipment while the power sources remain the same as before
Ford India has today launched the facelifted version of the Endeavour in the domestic market and the starting price stands at Rs. 28.19 lakh (ex-showroom). The latest generation Endeavour was introduced in India back in 2016 and more than three years later, Ford has come up with a mid-cycle facelift with substantial updates.
The updates and cosmetic revisions do not ask for price increase though and in fact the 2019 Endeavour costs lesser than the outgoing model. The 2.2-litre Titanium manual carries a price tag of Rs .28.19 lakh while the 2.2-litre Titanium+ AT is more than two lakhs dearer at Rs. 30.60 lakh.
The range-topping 3.2-litre Titanium+ AT costs Rs. 32.97 lakh with updated features list. Ford has eliminated the base Trend variant in the 2019 Endeavour as only two trims are being offered: Titanium and Titanium + with the latter only in the bigger 3.2-litre diesel powertrain.
The refreshed full-sized SUV comes with reworked front grille and new chrome finish while the headlamps are smoked out and the front bumper has minor updates. Out the rear, the tail lamps adorn LED inserts and the side profile has newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels. The new shade in the form of Diffuser Silver replaces the Smoke Grey paint scheme.
The American auto major has upped the safety standard of the SUV this time around and it is equipped with six airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), HAS (Hill Start Assist), stability control, etc. The top-of-the-line model gets panoramic sunroof, semi automatic parallel park assist, front parking sensors, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), eight-way adjustable powered driver seat and so on.
No performance changes have been made though as the Endeavour continues to use the 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre diesel engines. The former is good enough to produce 158 bhp and 385 Nm while the latter develops 197 bhp and 470 Nm. The 3.2-litre unit has four-wheel-drive system as standard and it can only be had in six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2.2-litre four-cylinder mill, on the other hand, can be bought with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. The seven-seater competes against segment-leading Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X and recently launched Mahindra Alturas G4.