FORD Australia will offer a new five-seat Endura vast SUV in 3 flavours, that kicks off during $44,990 before on-road costs and tip out during $67,990, when a new indication lands in internal showrooms in December.
Opening a “premium focussed”, diesel-only SUV choice is a Trend grade, while a mid-tier ST-Line checks in during $53,990 and a top-spec Titanium starts during $63,990 – all in front-wheel-drive form with torque vectoring.
However, an all-wheel drivetrain is also accessible to all 3 variants for a $4000 premium.
This places a entry-level Endura about $5000 cheaper than a rear-drive Everest Ambiente stablemate ($49,190), though also somewhat some-more costly than viewed vast SUV rivals with 7 seats including a Hyundai Santa Fe ($43,000), Kia Sorento ($42,990), Mazda CX-8 ($42,490), Toyota Kluger ($44,500) and Nissan Pathfinder ($41,990).
Powering a Endura operation is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 140kW of energy during 3500rpm and 400Nm of torque from 2000-3000rpm, interconnected to an eight-speed torque-converter involuntary transmission.
Fuel economy in both front- and all-wheel-drive guises is pegged during 6.7 litres per 100km, while limit braked towing ability is rated during 2000kg.
As standard, a Endura Trend is versed with keyless entry, power-folding and exhilarated side mirrors with reservoir lamps, 18-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, LED headlights with involuntary on/off and high lamp functions, LED tail-lights, integrated roof rails and twin empty tips.
Inside, a new Ford SUV sports black fabric seats, 10-way energy tractable driver’s pew, leather-wrapped steering circle with paddle shifters, electrochromatic rearview counterpart and dual-zone meridian control, while a infotainment complement featured is an 8.0-inch Sync3 touchscreen section with satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone mirroring, digital radio and nine-speaker output.
The Endura is also propitious with an all-digital 10-inch orchestration display, rotary shifter and 8 cupholders.
Safety systems extend to 8 airbags, front and back parking sensors, unconstrained puncture braking with walking detection, active journey control, brazen collision warning, trade pointer recognition, tyre vigour monitoring and lane-keep assist.
Stepping adult a ST-Line nets buyers a sports-tuned cessation set-up, bodykit, and blacked-out front grille and 20-inch wheels.
The ST-Line also gains exhilarated and cooled front seats, seperated leather steering wheel, sports pedals, back load net and blind, and a powered tailgate with handsfree operation.
Finally, a top-spec Titanium rises apparatus to adaptive bi-LED headlights, 20-inch splendid finish amalgamate wheels, Salerno leather-accented interior, light-up front damage plates, involuntary parking, blind-spot showing with cross-traffic warning and a dual-panel Panoramic potion roof in lieu of roof rails.
Endura business can also cherry collect series of options from aloft grades, as good as status paint ($600), a draw bar ($1000) and back party complement ($1600).
With a wheelbase measuring 2849mm long, a Endura can swallow 800 litres of volume with a back seats in place, that expands to an undisclosed volume with a split-fold 60:40 second-row pews stowed.
Ford Australia and New Zealand boss and CEO Kay Hart pronounced a Endura completes a brand’s SUV range.
“Endura presents Australians with an SUV distinct anything we’ve charity before in terms of equipment, pattern and sophistication,” he said.
“It builds on a endless SUV portfolio, that now spans from a urban-friendly EcoSport, family sized Escape and by to a off-road able Everest.
“Endura sits in a possess space as a reward charity that we’ve formerly not offered.”
2018 Ford Endura pricing*
*Excludes on-road costs