Ford Endeavour Sport Reaches Dealerships
Ford is buckling to unleash the Endeavor Sport in India and it’s going to be prowling at its top rival, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo. The Endeavour is one of the most popular SUVs in our country, due to its butch appeal and a huge fan following. Ford also sells a ‘Sport’ variant of the SUV that was introduced in late-2019 in Australia. On many occasions, the same variant has been spotted and it has reportedly started reaching dealerships too!
The spy shots that rounded the Internet before showed on the boot lid only the ‘Sport’ badge. The spy shots we have now, however, reveal the Ford Endeavour Sport in all its glory!
Among the design elements to get a blacked-out treatment are a front grille, front and rear bumpers, and the alloy wheels. A further Sport badging will be offered from the visuals along with the variant, with a Sport vinyl on the side. The tailgate of the vehicle features a Sport badge, as well as a black stripe running between the taillights. The Endeavour is a handsome looking SUV even in its standard trim and the Sport variant only adds to its overall visual appeal. The blackout elements make it look a little more sporty than before.
The cabin of the Ford Endeavour Sport could get a few cosmetic updates, like an all-black theme, to distinguish itself from the standard model. We have witnessed the same treatment being implemented by other manufacturers as well when they roll out sportier variants of their standard models. In the top-trim variant, we expect all the features on offer, including panoramic sunroof, terrain management system, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with SYNC 3, active noise cancelation, and seven airbags, to be present on the ‘Sport’ variant, along with a few more goodies.
Ford is expected to offer the Ford Endeavour Sport variant with the 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbodiesel engine of the regular model, which puts out 170PS and 420Nm. This engine is coupled to a 10-speed automatic gearbox in India. Don’t get us wrong, the 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbodiesel engine is good enough for the job, but the enthusiast in us would like to see the 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine being deployed in the Ford Endeavour Sport variant. The 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine produces 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque. In some markets, it is a substitute for the 3.2-liter single-turbo five-cylinder diesel engine, which develops 200 PS and 470 Nm of torque and was previously offered in India. However, the chances of introducing the bi-turbo diesel engine are highly improbable.
In addition to the joy of the upcoming festive season, Ford India recently expanded its Ford Freestyle model lineup with the edition of Freestyle Flair, a new, top-of-the-line variant. The Freestyle is considered one of the most driver-centric cars in its segment, and appeals in particular to people who are more inclined to drive a pleasure. The new Freestyle Flair is available for the petrol variant at an attractive, introductory price of INR 7.69,000 while for diesel engine powered variant at INR 8.79,000.