AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 7, 2018 – The sporty and finely crafted new Ford Endura – 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. Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 Technologies are 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 Evasive Steering Assist, and Lane Keep Assist enacted via the Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) with pull-drift compensation to keep the vehicle within marked traffic lanes. There’s also Traffic Sign Recognition as standard to help alert the driver to the local speed limit. The Endura ST-Line and Titanium include Enhanced Active Park Assist.
“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.
Endura: palatial space
The Endura sits on 2849mm wheelbase, enabling one of the most spacious SUVs offered in the Ford line-up; head and shoulder room is greater than any other Ford SUV. Engineers have also focused on comfort in the cabin to ensure offers unmatched levels of refinement.
Rear seat-room is also 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 ST-Line and Titanium add the popular handsfree tailgate, allowing another access option with the swipe of your foot.
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 compatibaility with Spotify and Waze. SYNC 3 also offers a full-colour reversing camera, teamed with front and rear parking sensors.
Ford MyKey, which enables programmable memory settings including a ‘valet’ mode for peace-of-mind, is also standard with SYNC 3 on Endura.
“The new Endura’s refinement and array of technology, features that previously have been reserved for luxury vehicles, make it an impressive value,” said David Herbert, Ford New Zealand, Marketing Manager, SUVs and cars.
A suite of seven airbags with an expansive suite of Driver Assist Technology is fitted to every Endura. ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Roll-Stability Control and Post-Collision Braking and Evasive Steer Assist joins Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection as standard across the range.
Clean, Fuel-Efficient Power
The 2.0-litre commonrail turbodiesel produces 140kW and 400Nm and is fitted exclusively to an eight-speed paddleshift automatic. Customers can choose from front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive on the entry Trend variant, while all models boast Torque Vectoring Control. The AWD and FWD powertrains both have a combined fuel figure of 6.7L/100km. In addition, the Endura has a braked towing capacity of 2000kg with towing made easier and safer with Trailer Sway Control.
Ford’s Customer Service
All New Ford Enduras are covered by Ford’s new five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. Ford New Zealand has been building a comprehensive after-sales care package since 2016, which already includes highly competitive offerings for customers such as Sat Nav updates, Loan Car, Roadside Assistance extensions when serviced at a Ford dealer, Vehicle Report Cards and Service Price Menus.
The new five-year warranty extends the after-sales care package even further, offering customers additional peace of mind when purchasing a new Ford.
In addition, the warranty has other advantages:
For full terms and conditions on Ford New Zealand’s service options, please visit: https://www.ford.co.nz/owners/service/
Specifications, Line Up and Pricing
The new 2019 Ford Endura is offered in three specification levels:
Trend: As befitting the entry model of a premium-derived SUV, the Endura Trend delivers a highly comprehensive list of standard features that includes an outstanding driver assist / safety technology package including Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Keeping System as standard.
ST-Line: The Endura ST-Line provides a sports-inspired experience with its unique sports suspension, distinctive dark 20” alloys, sports body kit and exterior styling cues consistent with the ST-Line DNA. It also features standard equipment like handsfree power liftgate, Enhanced Active Park Assist, ‘Miko-suede’ seats with heated and cooled front seats.
Titanium: As the high series offering, Titanium includes premium content consistent with the series name. It features plush micro-perforated leather accented seat trim in ‘Ebony’, Dual-panel panoramic power glass roof, adaptive Bi-LED headlamps and heated second row seats. Passengers will also enjoy the premium sounds of a B&O 12 speaker system.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
*Combined cycle, tested to ADR 81/02
^Using Ford-approved towbar
INFOTAINMENT / CONNECTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS
DRIVER ASSIST TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS
SAFETY & SECURITY HIGHLIGHTS
Ford Endura Pricing
Recommended Retail Price (RRP)** for 2019 Endura:
|MY2019 Ford Endura
|Endura Trend FWD 8-speed automatic
|Endura Trend AWD 8-speed automatic
|Endura ST-Line AWD 8-speed automatic
|Endura Titanium AWD 8-speed automatic
**Recommended Retails Pricing only. Price shown includes GST but excludes Dealer delivery fee and On Road Costs. The selling price of any vehicle is at the discretion of the selling Dealer.
^Maximum braked / unbraked towing capacity when fitted with a genuine Ford tow pack and tow ball. (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCrjgXbZJGE )
About Ford Motor Company
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