Ford Endeavour 2019 launched: Price, variants, specifications, features and everything you need to know

first_imgFord India launched the 2019 Endeavour at an introductory price of Rs 28.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) on February 22. Assembled at the company’s integrated manufacturing facility in Chennai, the new edition of the premium SUV will challenge the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.The 2019 Ford Endeavour sports a new front bumper design and chrome plated bold trapezoidal grille. Both front and rear bumpers have integrated skid plates to protect the SUV’s underbody. The ORVMs feature puddle lamps. There are new 18-inch alloy wheels as well.Below I give all the details about the new Endeavour that you need to know in case you are planning to go for this powerful SUV.Variants– 2.2-litre Titanium (Manual)– 2.2-litre Titanium+ (Automatic)– 3.2-litre Titanium+ (Automatic)Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)– 2.2-litre Titanium (Manual) – Rs 28.19 lakh– 2.2-litre Titanium+ (Automatic) – Rs 30.60 lakh– 3.2-litre Titanium+ (Automatic) – Rs 32.97 lakhEngine2.2-litre TDCi MT/ 2.2-litre TDCi AT– Displacement (cc) – 2,198– Transmission/ driveline – Six speed/ 4×2– Max engine output, PS (kW) @ rpm – 160 PS (118 kW) @ 3,200 rpm– Max torque, Nm @ rpm – 385 @ 1,600-2,500 rpm– Kerb weight (with 90 per cent fuel) – 2,204 kgs (MT)/ 2,238 kgs (AT)3.2-litre TDCi AT– Displacement (cc) – 3,198– Transmission/ driveline – Six speed/ 4×4– Max engine output, PS (kW) @ rpm – 200 PS (147 kW) @ 3,000 rpm– Max torque, Nm @ rpm – 470 @ 1,750-2500 rpm– Kerb weight (with 90 per cent fuel) – 2,394 kgsDimensions– Overall length (mm) – 4,903– Overall width (mm) – 1,869– Overall height (mm) – 1,837– Wheelbase (mm) – 2,850– Front track (mm) – 1,560– Rear track (mm) – 1,564– Fuel tank capacity – 80 litresadvertisementSuspension– Front – Independent coil spring with anti-roll bar– Rear – Coil spring, watts linkage type with anti-roll barBrakes– Front and Rear – All wheel disc brakesTyres and wheels– 265/60 R18 alloy– 265/65 R17 steel (spare wheel)FeaturesTitanium– Dual front, side and curtain airbags– ABS with EBD– Electronic stability control with rollover stability and traction control– Hill launch assist– Volumetric burglar alarm system– Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter– Ford MyKey– Emergency assistance– Automatic headlamps with rain sensing wipers– Rear view camera with active parking guideline– Front and rear fog lamps– Rear wash wipe with electric window defogger– Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder with pretensioner– Powewr door locks with remote keyless entry– Tyre pressure monitoring system– 8-inch touchscreen advanced SYNC 3 infotainment system– FM/AM radio + two USBs + CD/MP3 Player with bluetooth– Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Connectivity with Embedded Navigation– Premium 10 speaker system with sub-woofer power amplifier– Multifunction steering wheel with audio and voice control and microphone– Active noise cancellation– Premium leather seat upholstery– Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob– Interior release chrome door handles– Front door steel scuff plate– Cargo load management system– 2nd row LED map lamps and 3rd row LED dome lamps– HID (high intensity discharge) headlamps– LED daytime running lamps– LED tail lamps– Chrome side mirrors with turn indicators and puddle lamp– Chrome radiator and fender grille– Chrome door handles– Front and rear bumper skid plate– Front and rear mud flaps– Bright finish roof rails– Rear spoiler with high mount stop lamp– Premium alloy wheels– Hands free power liftgate with anti-pinch sensor– Push button start-stop with smart passive entry– Eight way power adjustable driver seat with lumbar support– Dual zone electronic automatic temperature control– Rear air conditioner switch and ceiling vents for 2nd and 3rd row– Acoustic laminated windscreen– Tilt adjusting steering– Power adjustable and foldable outside mirrors– Front centre armrest with storage– Rear armrest with cup holder– Side stepper with bright inserts– Illuminated and lockable glove box– Advanced multi information instrument cluster– 2nd row 60:40 split seats – tip and slide, fold flat with sliding and reclining function– 3rd row seat 50:50 flat foldTitanium+All the features of Titanium and– Driver knee airbag– Front parking sensors– Electrochromic inner rear view mirror– Hill descent control (4×4 variant)– Soft IP dashboard– Ambient lighting– Panoramic sunroof– Eight way power adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar support– Power folding 3rd row seat– Semi auto parallel park assist– One touch up/down with anti pinch – global open and close windows– Terrain management system (4×4 variant)advertisementColours– Diffused Silver– Sunset Red– Diamond White– Absolute Black– Moondust SilverALSO READ | Honda Cars India commences production of tenth-generation Civic in IndiaALSO READ | Tata H7X spied testing, seven-seater SUV to be based on Land Rover’s D8 platformALSO READ | Production variant of Tata 45X concept to make debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Showlast_img read more

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Ancient fish species discovered in Nova Scotia opens door for future research

first_imgA species of fish that lived 350 million years ago has been discovered in Nova Scotia, casting new light on a little-understood time period.The discovery was made in 2015 by Jason Anderson, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Calgary, at Blue Beach, N.S., and announced Wednesday.Chris Mansky, fossil researcher and curator of the Blue Beach Fossil Museum, says Anderson located the skull of the early Carboniferous fish and was able to compare it to the family tree of better-known relatives of the fish.Mansky says the research of Anderson and his team show the fish’s lineage appears to be a survivor of the Devonian extinction, which contradicts the notion that the extinction wiped out that group.The species — Avonichthys manskyi — was named after the nearby Avon River and for Mansky, in honour of his years of collecting and exhibiting the fossils of Blue Beach.The findings were published Wednesday in the United Kingdom’s peer-reviewed Royal Society Open Science journal.Mansky said the fish is unique, and the discovery means that researchers may start looking at evolution differently.“It paves the way for future researchers. It gives us new theory and it upsets the old theory,” he said.“The old politics of the Devonian extinction is very much in debate. This is essentially a road map of new opportunities for young researchers who can work at this for many years… The actual shape and patterns of evolution are not so clear. To gain an understanding of how it really was, we still have a lot of work.”Anderson said he came across the specimen by chance during a stroll on Blue Beach.“There’s nothing extraordinary about that moment at all. I was just literally walking along looking at the ground, kicking rocks, and I found one that was the shape of a bone. I didn’t even know it was a fossil,” said Anderson from a conference in Ottawa.“It wasn’t until a few months later that I actually put it under a microscope.”Anderson said there are many lingering questions, including how many of these fish species survived the extinction.“Or is it an artifact of preservation, the fact that we just don’t have very many fossils of this age? Now that we’re actually actively exploring, will we start filling in more of these lineages? Or is this one real lucky one that managed to squeak through?” he said.“We need to get a better idea of what other fish lived at that time, and in other places at the same time, and that will tell us more about how severely vertebrates were impacted by the mass extinction.”He said that research has already taken him back to Blue Beach.The site where the fossil was located is on the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin, which has the highest tides in the world. The sea has eroded into the shoreline, uncovering 350-million-year-old fossils.“This highly dynamic environment, over four kilometres in length, creates unique opportunities for discoveries that would otherwise be very difficult to make,” said Mansky.“Nature does the digging here.”Mansky said his museum has a collection of roughly 10,000 fossils, weighing roughly 100,000 pounds. He described it as “busting at the seams,” making it impossible for researchers to examine and catalogue the material properly.“These were findings and a paper generated from a single fossil, so we can only imagine how much more there is to be learned in the upstairs of Blue Beach Fossil Museum,” said Mansky.“There needs to be a new paleontology centre developed here to establish a permanent foothold for this fossil collection. It’s a world-class collection and right now we have a private home-based, ma-and-pa museum. The collection has outgrown its home.”Conrad Wilson and Jason Pardo were also authors of the article published Wednesday.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

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