The Ford Endeavour is a full blown SUV offered by Ford. Surprisingly, it is one of the best selling cars that is is sold by the company even though it costs upwards of 30 lakh rupees. It is known to be the only car in the market to compete with the dominant Toyota Fortuner. Now, with the update of the BS6 engine, it is expected to get a brand new motor and ditch its previously offered 2.2 litre and 3.2 litre diesel engines. The car is also expected to get other changes such as a new transmission. Find out more below.
The Ford Endeavour has been popular because of its dominating design and huge road presence. It has the commanding SUV stance that Indians really like and is seen by its sales figures as it sells around 700 units per month in India which is more than many of its other cheaper offerings.
Endeavour BS6 Engine
On the engine front sadly for enthusiasts, the Endeavour BS6 will loose out on the five-cylinder 3.2 litre engine as it would get too costly in its BS6 avatar. the 2.2 litre will also be ditched, and instead it will get a 2.0 litre diesel engine that is called the “panther”. The engine gets a single turbo and the power outputs are in between the two engines that were previously offered. The 2.2 litre used to produce 160bhp and 385nm of torque while the 3.2 litre produced 200hp and 470nm of torque, while the new ‘panther’ engine produces a respectable 170bhp and 420nm of torque.
In terms of transmission, the Endeavour BS6 gets a major upgrade and gets the company’s 10-speed automatic unit. This will be the country’s only 10 speed gearbox. The transmission also comes with a lot of tech for off-roading such as Progressive Range Selection which lets you lock-out gears so the transmission doesn’t shift up, real-time adaptive algorithms that let it skip gears when the driver’s in a hurry. The Endeavour does not come with paddleshifters. Instead, it gets a thumb-operated manual gear selector.
The car is also expected to get some minor changes on the outside such as a mild redesign for the headlights and on the inside it get’s Ford’s new connected car tech known as Ford Pass which allows you to remotely control some of the features of the car such as the AC and the lock unlock controls of the car.
The BS6 Endeavour also competes with the Isuzu MU-Max and the Mahindra Alturas G4. It will be priced around 1-2 lakh higher than the outgoing model. Check out our video on the Endeavour with its competition: