Ford India has discontinued the manual variants of their biggest SUV in the country, the Endeavour. The variants which have been discontinued include the 2.2 4X4 MT Trend and the powerful 3.2 4X4 AT Trend trim. The car was earlier launched with a total of six variants out of which only three are on sale currently. Ford Endeavour as listed on the company’s website is now available in the 2.2 Litre 4X2 AT Trend, 2.2 Litre 4X2 AT Titanium and the top of the line fully loaded trim which is the 3.2 Litre 4X4 AT Titanium. This is now the only model with the AWD option and the one which can be considered for some serious off-roading activities. Also Read: 2018 Ford Endeavour aka Everest first spy images emerge while testing in Australia
Ford Endeavour had completed one year on sale in the Indian market couple of months back. This move has been taken to phase out the variants which were selling in abysmally low numbers. The Endeavour couldn’t keep up against its direct rival, the Toyota Fortuner facelift which entered the market at the end of last year but has still managed to storm the full size 7 seater SUV territory. Also Read: Ford Endeavour-Off Road Experience
Even the overall sales of the Ford Endeavour have been low due to the competition and was lapped up by only 335 customers in the previous month as against the Toyota Fortuner which sold nearly 2000 units in the same month with a number of 1961.
In terms of engine options, the 2.2 litre oil burner which churns out 158bhp @ 3200 rpm along with a peak torque of 385 Nm @ 1600 rpm whereas the 3.2 litre diesel engine delivers the highest power in its lineup with max power output of 197 bhp @ 3000 rpm along with max torque of 470 Nm @ 1750 rpm. Both the engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Watch Video: Video : Ford Endeavour-Off Road Experience
The starting price of Ford Endeavour now stands at INR 25.49 lakh for the 2.2 Trend, INR 28.62 lakh for the 2.2 Titanium and INR 31.50 lakh for the 3.2 Titanium + option. Apart from the Fortuner, the Ford Endeavour locks horns with the recently launched the Isuzu MU-X and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.