The Ford Endeavour comes with 7 airbags and a host of electronic aids that helped the premium SUV score full 5 stars in the Australian NCAP crash tests.
The new generation Ford Everest (Endeavour in India) will the automaker’s next major launch in the country and recently achieved a full 5-star rating at the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The premium SUV known for its rugged build and off-roading capabilities scored a total of 35.38 of the available 37 points. The model tested was the Everest 4×4 Auto variant powered by a 3.2-litre diesel engine.
In the front offset test, the 2015 Ford Endeavour scored 15 out of 16 points with head and upper leg protection achieving full 4 points while the chest and lower legs scored 3.77 and 3.61 points respectively. The SUV achieved full 4 points in the side impact test and full 2 points in the Pole test. Further, the test remarked whiplash protection as good while pedestrian protection was rated as acceptable.
The ANCAP reports concluded that the passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset test with the pedal and steering wheel displacements being well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable and all doors remained closed during the crash. All doors could be opened with normal effort after the crash, the report stated. In terms of safety features, the Australia spec Endeavour comes equipped with dual front, side chest, side head airbags (curtains) and driver knee airbags as standard. The SUV also comes with EBD and EBA as standard along with advanced seatbelt reminders fitted on the front and second row seats.
The higher variants of the 2015 Ford Endeavour get ESC, emergency stop signal, Hill Launch Assist, reversing collision assistance, rollover warning, rolling stability system, trailer stability control, speed assist system (speed limiter) and head restraint for all seats. Further, the 2015 Endeavour comes with auto high beam, lane support system, blind spot monitoring, LED DRLs, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Attention assist among other electronic aids.
The India bound Ford Endeavour will be brought in the country via the CKD route from Thailand and is likely to get a host of safety features but not as elaborate as the Australian version. While a launch date is not set at present, the SUV is expected to make its Indian debut by the end of this year or early 2016.
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