Ford Endeavour No Longer Available With Manual Transmission
Ford Endeavour is now available only with an automatic transmission, all manual variants have been discontinued.
How the times have changed! At one point, it was rare to see customers buying vehicles with automatic transmissions. But these days, the demand has clearly shifted towards automatics. Ford, in fact, has discontinued all the manual transmission variants of the Ford Endeavour, as it was seeing very poor demand.
Ford has discontinued its entry-level Endeavour 2.2 Trend 4x2 manual transmission variant. This Endeavour variant was priced at Rs 23.65 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
It was the cheapest variant in the Endeavour line-up, but was fairly well equipped. It was the variant targeted at people who were stretching the budget to pick up a large 7-seater SUV, being just a couple of lakhs more expensive than the top-end Mahindra XUV500.
The other variant that Ford has discontinued, is the Endeavour 2.2 Trend 4x4 variant. This came with a six-speed manual transmission and Ford’s Terrain Management four-wheel drive system. The 2.2 litre diesel engine put out 160 PS of power and 385 Nm of torque.
The Endeavour 2.2 Trend 4x4 was priced at Rs 25.49 lakh at launch, making it the most inexpensive four-wheel drive variant in the Endeavour line-up. It was targeted at off-road enthusiasts and those looking for an adventure-touring SUV.
Sadly, both these variants haven’t seen much demand. Most of the demand has been for the top-end Titanium variants only, according to a Ford spokesperson.
Currently, Ford has only three Endeavour variants on sale – all three with six-speed automatic transmissions. These are the Ford Endeavour 2.2 4x2 AT Trend, priced at Rs 25.49 lakh, Ford Endeavour 2.2 4x2 AT Titanium, priced at Rs 28.62 lakh, and Ford Endeavour 3.2 4x4 AT Titanium, priced at Rs 31.5 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
Interestingly, the highest demand has been for the Ford Endeavour 3.2 4x4 Titanium variant. This comes with a 5-cylinder diesel engine putting out 198 bhp of power and 470 Nm of torque, with a six-speed automatic and four-wheel drive Terrain Management system.
It is loaded with features such as semi-automatic parallel park, panoramic sunroof, seven airbags and electric tail-gate among others.
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