The Ford Endeavour is one of the most capable 4WD SUVs you can buy under Rs 30 lakhs in India. But even it has its limits, as you can see in this video where an Endeavour 3.2 gets stuck on top of an incline.
Launched in 2003, the Ford Endeavour was one of the first premium SUVs in India. It is based on the Ranger Pick-up, and the Endeavour was specially developed for the Asian market. Since it was one of the very few premium SUVs back then, it had a virtual monopoly in the sales charts, surprising as it was pretty expensive. But that run as the sales leader ended once Toyota launched the Fortuner in 2009, and has never been to be at the top ever since. The second-generation Endeavour was launched in 2015, coming with updated engines, better ride quality, and feature-loaded variants. Today we came across this video where an Endeavour 3.2 and 2.0 are doing some off-roading.
The video has been uploaded by AutosWheel India – Cars & RoadTrips on YouTube where we can watch these two Ford Endeavours going offroading. The Endeavour 3.2 is leading the trail, and then it comes across a steep incline with deep tracks which makes it hard to get traction. After failing at the first try, the Endeavour manages to get to the top of the incline, then manages to get beached there. Since the SUV is now resting on its body, the wheels can’t get any sort of traction and the front wheels are just spinning in thin air. In a bid to reverse out, the rear wheels’ lack of traction sees the Endeavour create a hole, making it even harder to get out. After everything fails, the 2.0 Endeavour has to come up the trail to tow the other one out. The 2.0 manages to tow it back to a point where the 3.2’s wheels are back on the ground, after which it is able to reverse back down the trail.
Prices for the Ford Endeavour range from Rs 29.99 lakh for the base variant to Rs 35.45 lakh for the flagship Sport variant. The 3.2-litre diesel engine has been discontinued from the Endeavour range, it is a 4-pot turbo-diesel which makes 200 PS/470 Nm of peak figures while the 2-litre turbo-diesel unit which is on sale now makes 170 PS/420 Nm of peak figures. It is mated to a 10-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Endeavour is slated for an update around 2022 at the earliest, as the current generation is only 5 years old.