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Ford Endura confirmed for Australia

New Ford SUV to join local line-up in 2018

ford edge

We already had confirmation that the Ford Australia line-up would welcome a new five-seat medium-sized SUV in 2018, now comes confirmation that it will be known as the Ford Endura.

The vehicle that will arrive here late next year is known as the Ford Edge, including in its home market – the U.S.A.

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Ford this afternoon telling us that the Australian version will be known as the Ford Endura (short for ‘endurance’) and promised that it will offer SUV buyers a highly-equipped SUV with cutting edge design and performance.

It will be powered exclusively by a diesel engine, at this stage though there is no official word on power and torque outputs – though the Ford Edge in overseas markets is available with a 2.0 litre turbo-diesel.

In confirming that the model was coming our way, and the local name strategy, Ford boss Graeme Whickman said the new offering will be worth the wait.

“The Endura reflects the dynamic motoring landscape in Australia, where buyers are now looking for more specific features and attributes in their SUVs as opposed to a one-size-fits-all solution,”

“The appetite for SUVs in this country is impressive, so we’re excited to bring a premium new offering from our global portfolio to local audiences.”

Ford endura edge suv interior
Ford Edge interior (U.S. model shown)

The new SUV will compliment a refreshed version of the EcoSport due next year, along with updates for the Escape and Everest.

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The confirmation of the U.S.-sourced SUV for Ford comes just days after arch-rivals Holden confirmed a December 2017 arrival for their own U.S.-sourced medium-size SUV offering – the Equinox.

We will bring you further updates on the new Ford SUV in our Ford Endura News section.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director.

Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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