Has an 800 mm water wading depth.
Ford has released a short video detailing the exterior and interior of the new Endeavour which is announced to go on sale in India next year.
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Ford is hoping to break new ground with the new Endeavour as it claims the off-road potential of the SUV has increased drastically. Design wise, the overhangs have been shortened to enable a 29-degree approach angle, a 21-degree ramp-over angle, and a 25 degree departure angle.
The Blue Oval claims that the Endeavour can now wade water up to a depth of 800 mm. To put that in perspective, the new Range Rover Sport has a water wading depth of 850 mm. And speaking of the British brand, Ford has given the new Endeavour a similar Terrain Management System, allowing the driver to choose between different terrain modes such as Sand, Gravel, Mud etc.
Inside, the SUV ditches its utilitarian cabin and instead features a modern dashboard befitting its 20-25 lakh price tag (expected price). A new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes center stage, and brings along with it Ford's SYNC 2 multimedia system with voice commands.
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The new Endeavour is announced to get 2.2- and 3.2-liter diesel engines and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost petrol. Ford has not divulged the engine options for specific markets, but India is sure to miss out on the petrol model as diesel is the fuel of choice in the Endeavour's segment.
Competitors: Ssangyong Rexton, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V, Isuzu MU-7, Toyota Fortuner
Expected Price: INR 20-25 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date in India: Mid- to late-2015