Thanks to our regular reader Sundar, we are able to show you a Ford Endeavour test mule caught in Chennai city traffic. Visually the test mule had no differences to a showroom model except for the "On Test" badge pasted on the rear windshield.
When we started digging for a connection, we unearthed what we were looking for.
Michael Boneham, President and Managing Director, Ford India to Zigwheels at the Endy launch last year -
As far as offering a manual transmission on the 3.0 litre goes (3.0 comes only with automatic transmission), I can't say anything right now. In the future we might introduce an automatic on the 2.5 litre TDCi (2.5 comes only with manual box) as well and a manual on the 3.0 litre. It depends on demand and right now we feel that there is a need for an automatic box.
Although Mr.Boneham doesn't confirm any plans, he hints about a 3.0-liter manual and the 2.5-liter automatic transmission variants. What Sundar has caught here could well be one of the two.
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Quote borrowed from Zigwheels