Ford's recent activities in India including filing a patent for the Endeavour, opening new job opportunities and reconsidering the sale of its Chennai plant, have generated discussion about the possible return of the Endeavour to the Indian market. Sources suggest that Ford is preparing for a comeback to Indian sales after suspending operations in 2021. Ford's bounce-back into the Indian scene could mean they're really doubling down on their game here and might just bring something thrilling for the SUV crowd.
Ford plans to assemble the new Endeavour at its Chennai factory, with the possibility of considering direct imports as well. With the current import regulations allowing for fully-built cars without homologation, Ford could import the Endeavour while preparing for local assembly in 2025. The decision to retain the Chennai plant despite previous attempts to sell it, facilitates Ford's return to manufacturing in India. Since the plant previously produced the previous generation Endeavour, retooling for the new model would be relatively straightforward.
The new Ford Endeavour, built on the Ranger pickup platform, retains the ladder-frame architecture and shares design elements with the Ranger. Its engine options include two 2.0-litre turbo-diesel variants and a new 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, similar to the new Ranger. Gearbox options range from a 6-speed manual to a 10-speed automatic, depending on the engine.
The new Ford Endeavour features a boxier front end with a prominent grille, Matrix LED headlights, and C-shaped daytime running lights, giving it a commanding road presence. The Endeavour's build with its squared-off contours and striking rear design, showcases an air of ruggedness paired with refined style. The inverted L-shaped LED tail-lights connected by a black plastic panel accentuate the SUV's distinctive appearance ensuring it stands out on the road.
Inside, the three-row cabin of the new Ford Endeavour boasts a modern dashboard design dominated by a portrait-oriented 12-inch touchscreen (10.1-inch on lower trims) running Ford’s latest SYNC infotainment software. A 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster (8.0-inch on entry-level trims) complements the touchscreen, providing drivers with intuitive access to essential information and entertainment features. The cabin design prioritizes comfort, functionality and cutting-edge technology ensuring an elevated driving experience for occupants.
Safety and technology are paramount in the new Ford Endeavour which offers a comprehensive apartment of features to enhance driver and passenger confidence. Nine airbags, hands-free parking, adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist, and Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Intersection Assist are among the safety highlights. Boost your ride, the SUV boasts a top-tier infotainment system that effortlessly integrates with your phone for voice-activated connectivity on the go.
Ford's thinking about bringing the Endeavour back to India showing they are invested in this place and have big plans for what is coming up. Packing a punch in the Indian market, Ford's new Endeavour lands with top-tier features and muscular engines, all wrapped up in a design that's sure to turn heads and blend the pot among SUV buyers. The Ford Endeavour steps up the game with super tech and dynamic performance ready to transform what Indian drivers expect from their SUVs.