This video shows several SUVs including the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner try out different sorts of off-roading challenges among which is an extremely steep hill climb.
Indian customers have a deep passion for SUVs, especially off-road ones. Two of SUVs which are popular among the off-road enthusiasts are the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. They have competed against each other for quite some time. This video shows how the two SUVs tackle off-road challenges including a steep hill climb. Before going to further details, please take a look at the video first.
Besides the Endeavour and Fortuner, several other SUVs such as a Maruti Gypsy, Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and Renault Duster also try to overcome the challenges. In the beginning, the hill climb races are very steep and intimidating. A small turn also appears on one of them, which is where most of the vehicles get stuck. Both the Endeavour and Fortuner get stuck; however, the Isuzu D-Max overcomes it easily.
As expected, despite some difficulties, the Endeavour and Fortuner easily overcome most of the challenges. The D-Max V-Cross have difficulty at some points due to low ground clearance and long wheelbase, but still shows great capabilities for the most parts. The two smaller cars, Renault Duster AWD and Maruti Gypsy try to overcome the obstacle at their own pace; nevertheless, they need to try several times in most of the challenges.
The Ford Endeavour manages to overcome the off-road hill climb with almost no difficulties.
The Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu D-Max V-Cross come with a 4WD system with a low range transfer case and locking differential. Moreover, the Endeavour and Fortuner also get active traction control, which helps them handle well on muddy roads. All of these help them succeeding in overcoming the off-road challenges. In the meanwhile, Gypsy and Duster get minimal electronic. Disappointingly, both of them are not on sale in the Indian auto market any more but used units are always available in the used car market for you to choose from.