The 2020 Ford Endeavour Sport variant is expected to be launched in time for festive season
Ford India is getting ready for the festive season with a special edition version of its flagship Endeavour SUV. To be called as Ford Endeavour Sport, the spruced up SUV has been spotted testing without any camouflage in Tamil Nadu. The new version will aiming to counteract the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo which is already on sale in the country.
The spy shots were clicked at night and hence we can only decipher a few details of the upcoming Ford Endeavour Sport. Save for the ‘Sport’ badge on the tailgate and on the lower part of the rear door, three are no noticeable changes to the exterior. The silver element on the rear bumper appears to be finished in chrome but we will know better when the vehicle is photographed in daylight.
We expect the new variant to offer additional features and accessories inside and outside to justify its tag but details are scarce as of now. The Endeavour is already well equipped and the new variant is expected to further enhance its premium appeal.
Equipment level at a glance
The Ford Endeavour received a BS6 update earlier this year. The ladder frame premium SUV is available in Titanium and Titanium+ trim levels. The equipment highlights of the top-end variant includes multiple airbags including a driver knee airbag, ESC, Rollover Stability, Traction Control, powered tailgate, Hill Descent Control and Terrain Management System (4×4).
It will also get semi auto Parallel Park Assist, Push Button Start/Stop, panoramic sunroof, 8-way power adjusted driver and front passenger seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power folding 3rd row seat, LED headlamps, Active Noise Cancellation, 8-inch SYNC-3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, FordPass connectivity and 10-speaker audio system, cruise control and so on.
In the BS6 era, the Ford Endeavour received a major engine upgrade. The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine dishes out 170 hp and 420 Nm of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range. The Titanium+ variant can also be specified with 4×4 system while the Titanium variant is available only in 4×2 configuration. It remains to be seen if the upcoming Ford Endeavour Sport will offer 4×4 or not. The SUV starts at INR 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
In addition to the Toyota Fortuner, the Endeavour also competes with the Mahindra Alturas G4 and Isuzu MU-X. The MG Gloster will soon join this segment.