Ford Endeavour reintroduced with manual variants as the recently discontinued 2.2 4×4 MT Trend and 3.2 4×4 AT Trend have reportedly been brought back
Ford recently discontinued two variants of its flagship Endeavour SUV which effectively limited the number of offerings within the range to three. It also meant that the manual gearbox equipped four-wheel-drive versions sold in the 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre engines were no more. It was considered as a bit of a disappointment as its main rival Toyota Fortuner does offer six-speed manual transmission.
According to a report on the internet, the manual variants have been brought back into action. Ford is said to have sent a bulletin to its dealers stating the revised prices following the implementation of GST from 1st July onwards. Due to the new tax structure, the Endeavour has seen massive price reduction resulting in a benefit of up to Rs. 3 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
In the statement to dealerships, Ford has mentioned six variants instead of the three. The stopped 2.2 4×4 MT Trend and 3.2 4×4 AT Trend, that were removed from the company’s webpage too, are now included as perhaps Ford has had a change of mindset due to the price drop. Along with them, the American manufacturer has also reintroduced the entry-level 2.2 4×2 MT Trend.
At almost two lakh rupees less expensive than Fortuner, the new price range of the six variants is listed below: Rs. 23,68,700 for the base 2.2 Trend 4×2 MT, Rs. 25,17,900 for 2.2 Trend 4×4 MT, Rs. 23,91,200 for 2.2 Trend 4×2 AT, Rs. 26,15,800 for 3.2 Trend 4×4 AT, Rs. 26,95,300 for 2.2 Titanium 4×2 AT and Rs. 29,59,000 for 3.2 Titanium 4×4 AT. (all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The 2.2-litre four-cylinder TDCi diesel unit with Variable Geometry Turbocharger produces 160 PS of maximum power at 3,200 rpm and 385 Nm of peak torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,500 rpm. It’s coupled with either a six-speed manual for 2WD and AWD variants or 6-speed automatic transmission for AWD versions.
The top-of-the-range powerful 3.2-litre five-cylinder TDCi engine with Variable Geometry Turbocharger churns out a potent 200 PS maximum power output at 3,000 rpm and 470 Nm of peak torque delivered between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and drives all four wheels.
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