Ford launches Endura
by Andy Bryenton
The sporty and finely crafted new Ford Endura — described as the company’s most technologically advanced sports utility vehicle yet — arrives in New Zealand showrooms February 2019.
Available in stylish Trend, performance-inspired ST-Line and upscale Titanium, the new Ford Endura offers a comprehensive range of Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technologies. including a suite of camera and sensor-based driver assist technologies all designed to give drivers more confidence on the road, be it the driveway or the motorway.
These include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Post Collision Braking and “with the addition of the new Endura, Ford is offering a complete, no-compromise range of SUVs to fit the New Zealand lifestyle,” said Ford New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Rutherford.
“We’re very excited to add the new Endura to our stable of SUVs; it’s really a rolling showcase of the latest Ford active safety technology as well as fantastic head turning design. It’s a vehicle that has stand out presence on the road and will further impress with its attention to detail inside and out.”
“The new Endura is squarely aimed at customers wanting something a bit more special, a bit more than the usual, yet still retain the pragmatic element,” added Mr Rutherford.
Rear seat-room is expansive and behind the rear seats an electronic tailgate gives access to the 800L of stowage space. The tailgate can be operated by either the key fob or dash-mounted push-button.
The Endura’s interior brings not only a high level of content as standard on every model, but a premium ethos at every point. The 10-way adjustable driver’s seat allows personalised comfort while enabling easy viewing of the 10-inch instrument cluster. A sweeping centre console crosses to an elegant, space-saving rotary e-shifter and electronic park brake.
The Endura’s 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen delivers SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility through a standard nine-speaker audio system. Or customers can opt for the Titanium and enjoy a premium 12-speaker B&O Play audio system. Endura’s SYNC 3 system also includes built-in sat-nav as well as application compatibility with Spotify and Waze. SYNC 3 also offers a full-colour reversing camera, teamed with front and rear parking sensors.