In an attempt to make the Ford Endeavour a better value proposition, Ford India today announced the introduction of the electric panoramic sunroof to the features list of the 2.2-litre model of the SUV. Priced at 29.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Ford has introduced the feature on the mid-variant 2.2-litre 4X2 AT Titanium. Apart from this there are no new addition made to the Endeavour, both in terms of cosmetic or mechanical departments and the other two variants – 2.2l 4X2 AT Trend and 3.2l 4X4 AT Titanium, also entirely remains unchanged.
Commenting on the new feature addition, Vinay Raina, executive director, marketing, sales and service, Ford India, said, “Being the most awarded vehicle in its segment, Ford Endeavour truly surpasses what consumers expect from a premium SUV. The introduction of Electric Panoramic Sunroof on 2.2L variant further reinforces our commitment to meet and exceed customer expectations. With the introduction of Sunroof on 2.2L Variant, we have enabled customers to have the perfect combination of style, comfort, space, smart in-car technology, outstanding fuel economy and unparalleled ownership experience,” added Raina
The said model is powered by a 2.2-litre (2,198 cc) four-cylinder TDCi diesel engine that makes a maximum of 158 bhp and develops a peak torque of 385 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission as standard and comes in only front-wheel-drive version. In fact, the SUV returns an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 12.62 kmpl. The top-end variant, which also gets the panoramic sun-roof, is powered by a 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi diesel engine that makes 197 bhp and 470 Nm of torque and is mated to the same 6-speed automatic transmission.
The latest generation of the Ford Endeavour was launched in India in early 2016 and has been doing some decent numbers in the premium full-size SUV space, competing with the likes of the segment-leader Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq and the Isuzu MU-X. The SUV comes with bold and aggressive design language, featuring Ford’s signature chrome grille with projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The cabin features plush, premium interiors with more than 30 storage spaces, multiple power outlets and flexible seating and cargo space of up to 2,010-litres. The SUV also features Ford’s famous in-car connectivity system – SYNC 3 with an eight-inch touchscreen, which allows you to use voice commands to control music, place and receive calls among others. Post GST Cess announcement, Ford increased the price of the Endeavour in India, in September 2017 and the range now starts at ₹ 25.64 lakh