New 2019 Endura Revealed
May 1, 2018
Australians have been clamouring for a new SUV replacement after the Australian-built Ford Territory went out production nearly two years ago. And it seems Ford is doing everything they can to satisfy the appetite for a new SUV, with the 2019 Ford Endura set to make a splash in Australian showrooms later this year.
Australians have been clamouring for a new SUV replacement after the Australian-built Ford Territory went out production nearly two years ago. And it seems Ford is doing everything they can to satisfy the appetite for a new SUV, with the 2019 Ford Endura set to make a splash in Australian showrooms later this year. Ford is positioning the 2019 Endura as not just a replacement of the Territory, but as a more luxurious, high-end SUV.
Luxurious High End SUV
The five-seat, mid-size SUV is set to feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, with Paddle Shift Activation, boasting 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Ford says the Paddle Shift Activation allows the driver to enjoy the sporty feel of a manual transmission with the convenience and ease of an automatic. It’s slated to come in three variants: the standard Trend, the sportier ST (which comes equipped with unique suspension and braking) and the top of the line Titanium. Each model is available in both All-Wheel Drive and Front-Wheel Drive. It stands apart from counterparts thanks to its spacious design, premium feel, high-end craftsmanship and innovative technologies.
Perfect For Long Road Trips and Towing
At 4,775 mm long, the Endura is about 80mm shorter than the Territory, but maintains comparable interior space with a wheelbase that is 7mm longer than the seven-seat Territory (2859mm overall, making it the most spacious SUV in Ford’s Australian offerings). This high end vehicle is surely suitable for long trips, with Ford touting 800 litres of rear storage, and is capable of towing up to 2000kg with a braked trailer.
Class Leading Performance
This high-end vehicle is meant to compete with luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q5, and what truly sets it apart is the premium features Ford has packed into it. It’s designed to be a smooth ride, with Ford’s Active Noise Cancellation reducing nose from the cabin by using sound waves to block road and engine noise. Technologies that come standard include a 10-inch instrument display, and an 8-inch infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as well as Ford’s SYNC3 Voice Control Connectivity System, which allows for hands-free calling, 000 Assist and Sirius XM Radio.
Packed With Safety Features
The Endura is no slouch when it comes to safety features. Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection is designed to help the driver with avoiding collisions with vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists, and has the ability to apply the brakes automatically. Roll-Stability control, Evasive Steer Assist, Lane Keep Assist as well as Post-Collision Braking coming standard across the range. The Lane Keep Aid makes the steering wheel vibrate if it detects that you accidently drifted too close to a lane market, and can apply steering torque to correct any swaying and guide you back into your lane. The Titanium gets even more features, such as Blind Spot Detection and Cross Traffic Alert.
Luxurious Safety Options
Standard features on the Trend trim include Smart Keyless Entry, Rain-sensing Windscreen Wipers, Power Folding Exterior Mirrors, LED Cornering Headlamps with Auto Leveling, LED Tail lamps and Rear FogLamp, Rear Privacy Glass, Silver Roof Rails and Dual Exhaust Tips finished in brushed aluminum. The interior includes Push-Button Engine Start/Stop, 10-Way Power Adjust Driver Seats with Power Lumbar Support, a Six-Speed Manual Adjust Front Passenger seat with Lumbar Support, Dual Zone Climate Control and an Electrochromatic Rear-Vision Mirror.
Ford Endura ST-Line
The ST-Line takes things to another level with Sports Tuned Suspension, a unique ST-Line Body Kit, Blame Roof Rails, enhanced Exterior Mirrors with Puddle Lamps, Memory Setting and Auto-Dip on Reverse, as well as Chrome-Finished Fog Light Bezels. The Interior includes Heated and Cooled Front-Row Seating, a 10-way Power Adjust Passenger Seat, Memory Driver’s Seat as well as Perforated Leather-Trimmed Steering Wheel with Aluminum Floor Pedals.
Ford Endura Titanium
Finally, the top-of-the-line Titanium trim includes Adaptive Bi-LED headlights with Glare Free Function, 20-inch Ultra Bright Finish alloy Wheels, A Chrome Finish Headlamp Bezel, while the interior boasts Salerno Micro-Perforated Leather-Accented Ebony Seats, Heated Second-Row Seating and Illuminated Aluminum Front Scuff Plates.
Enhanced Active Park Assist Technology
Other features included in the Ford Endura meant to provide a superior driving experience include Enhanced Active Park Assist, which automatically steers the vehicle into a parking space with unmatched precision. All you have to do is put the vehicle in to gear, take your hands off the wheel, press the gas and brake and allow the vehicle to take over, even when parallel parking or getting into perpendicular parking spaces. There’s also a front 180-degree Split View Camera that sits under the Ford oval in the front grille, providing enhanced confidence and extra visibility for motorists undertaking low speed, limited sight manoeuvres. The camera even includes a washer to keep the lens clear. With the 2019 Endura, Ford has already thought of everything so you can focus on enjoying a premier driving experience.