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India Bound: 2015 Ford Endeavour enters production in Thailand

Just like the current Endeavour, the new SUV will also be imported from Thailand through CKD (Completely knocked Down) route and the launch is expected later this year

Ford has started the production of new Endeavour in Thailand at the Auto-Alliance-Thailand (AAT) manufacturing unit in Rayong. The outgoing Endeavour aka Everest (as known in other ASEAN countries) is also manufactured from the same facility and exported to other countries as CKD kits. 

The new Endeavour is already doing test runs in the country and recently, it was spotted next to a Ford Mustang at ARAI for final approvals. The launch is expected later this year. Speaking of the changes, it's built from scratch, new - platform, design, interiors, features and engine. The SUV offers projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs, LED taillamps, 8-inch touchscreen Ford’s SYNC 2 infotainment system, etc. 

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The 2015 Endeavour in India will offer new engines - 2.2-liter 4-cylinder and 3.2-liter 5-cylinder diesel engines. The smaller 2.2-liter - 2,198 cc motor generates 160 PS @ 3,200 rpm and 385 Nm of max torque in-between 1,600 - 2,500 rpm. The powerful 5-cylinder 3.2-liter - 3,198 cc oil burner chucks out 200 PS @  3,000 rpm and a max twist of 470 Nm in-between 1,750-2,500 rpm. Globally, it will be also available with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged petrol but Ford will not offer this engine in India. Speaking of the transmission options - the new Endeavour will come with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic options in 4x2 and 4x4 with Terrain Management System. 

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