New Ford Endeavour tumbles 400 feet into a valley – All 7 passengers survive
New generation Ford Endeavour gets a 5 star safety rating.
Jitendra Singh is a businessman by profession and is based in Vasai, Maharashtra. He was travelling with his family in the new Ford Endeavour Titanium 4×2. They were heading to Tarkarli Beach for holiday. It was a close to 12 hour drive and there were 7 people in the car, including the driver.
When they were crossing through Gaganbawada in Kolhapur, the accident took place. As per Jitendra, who was sitting in front with the driver, a truck came in their lane from the opposite immediately after a blind turn. In order to avoid head-on collision the driver swerved left.
With the road being narrow, and no room on the side of the road, the Ford Endeavour broke the barricading wall and fell into the valley. They tumbled down for 400 feet, rolling multiple times on the way. Seeing this, the truck driver fled from the spot with his truck. Luckily, next few cars stopped and they got down to help.
To everyone’s surprise, all 7 passengers of the car survived. Jitendra, his wife, three kids, a friend and driver – all are safe. They were taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance, where they were treated for some minor injuries. Jitendra says that it was the solid built quality of his Ford Endeavour that saved him and his family. All six airbags had inflated to save occupants.
The new generation Ford Endeavour was launched in India back in 2016. Based on the Ford’s T6 platform, new Endeavour SUV receives bold chrome grille flanked by projector headlamps with DRLs. Its new bumper is dominated by meaty silver skid plate. Another feature which is highlighted in the front is its LED fog lamps. One of the largest cars to be on sale in India, Ford Endeavour measures 4,892 mm in length, 1,860 mm in width and 1,837 mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,850 mm, and has a ground clearance of 225 mm.
Engine specifications on offer with the new Ford Endeavour includes 3.2 liter and 2.2 liter Duratorq diesel engines. The 2.2 liter TDCi engine generates 157 bhp power and 385 Nm torque. The more powerful 3.2 liter TDCi engine delivers 197 bhp power and 470 Nm torque. Only automatic transmission is on offer.
Features on offer are multi-information display, remote key entry and power windows, voice control function on steering wheel, rain sensing wipers, dual zone air conditioning, cruise control, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, Hill hold, and a terrain management system in rock, snow/mud and sand modes. Read our Ford Endeavour Review for more details.