The big five-seat Ford Endura, officially not a successor to the Aussie-made seven-seat Ford Territory, will land in December with a $44,990 opening price. The new imported SUV will be 'nothing like we've ever offered before,' the Blue Oval reckons.

Australian pricing and specifications for the new, imported 2019 Ford Endura have been announced today, almost exactly two years since the company killed its Australian manufacturing program.

The last Aussie-made Territory and Falcon models rolled down the line on the 7th of October, 2016. The Mondeo lives on as something of a successor to Ford's big sedan, and, from December, there'll finally be another large 'softroader' SUV in blue oval showrooms.

Known elsewhere as the Edge (a name Ford couldn't secure locally), the Ford Endura was revealed in mid-2014, but a facelifted and upgraded model was rolled out earlier this year to ensure local buyers benefit from a fresher and more competitive offering.

NOTE: Australian photos remain unavailable, UK and North American photos used throughout.

The local line-up will kick off with the $44,990 Trend model, followed by the sportier $53,990 ST-Line. The range tops out at $67,990 for the high-grade Titanium spec (all prices in this article exclude on-road costs).

All models will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine only, producing 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Petrol and more powerful diesel options exist for overseas markets, but those have not been confirmed for Australia. Petrol engines for the US include 183kW 2.0-litre and 224kW 2.7-litre V6 turbo units, while the UK gets a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with 154kW and 450Nm.

Also hands-off for us is the new ST model, producing a mighty 250kW and 515Nm.

Back to poor deprived Australia, an eight-speed torque converter automatic will be standard, with a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive available in all three trim levels. Opting for AWD will add $4000 to the price of each model.

The five-seat Endura's 2849mm wheelbase is 7mm longer than the departed seven-seat Territory, making for comparable interior space – but, at 4775mm long, it is shorter overall by 80mm. A seven-seat model exists for China, which adds 70mm to the model's length, but that's just another version of the Endura we won't see here.

For rear storage, the longer Territory claimed 1153 litres behind the second row (floor to ceiling), while the Endura lists 800 litres. Ford has not specified if this is also floor-to-ceiling, although earlier figures for the Endura's floor-to-seat-top storage were listed at 602 litres.

While the Edge won't tow 2700kg like the all-wheel-drive diesel Ford Territory could, Ford claims it will tow 2000kg with a braked trailer – making the big ute-based Everest the only option for buyers towing larger loads.

Standard-fit safety highlights across the range include Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, along with Roll-Stability Control, Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steer Assist and Lane Keep Assist.

Features, equipment and pricing are listed below.

Features and equipment

Ford Endura Trend (FWD/AWD)

Ford Endura Drivetrain (all models):

  • 2.0L turbo diesel engine with 8-speed SelectShift automatic
  • Power: 140kW@3500rpm
  • Torque: 400Nm@2000-3000rpm
  • Fuel Consumption (L/100km,combined) 6.7L(FWD),6.7L(AWD)
  • Maximum braked towing capacity: 2000kg

Standard equipment on MY19 Ford Endura Trend FWD/AWD:

  • Smart Keyless entry
  • Power folding exterior mirrors, heated with puddle lamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 245/60R18 tyres
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • LED cornering headlamps with auto levelling, auto on-off and auto high beam LED foglamps with Daytime Running Lights
  • LED taillamps and rear foglamp
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Silver roof rails
  • Dual exhaust tips finshed in brushed aluminium

Interior features:

  • Push-button engine start/stop
  • Active Noise Cancellation system
  • Five seats in Ebony fabric trim
  • 10-way power adjust driver seat with power lumbar support
  • Six-way manual adjust front passenger seat with lumbar support
  • Leather-wrap steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column adjustment
  • EasyFold second row seat with 60:40 split-fold back
  • Driver instrument cluster with 10-inch display screenRotary e-shifter Electronic park brake
  • Interior lighting with theatre dimming
  • Electrochromatic rear-vision mirror
  • Eight cupholders
  • Dual zone climate control

Infotainment and connectivity:

  • Nine-speaker audio with single CD, AM/FM/DAB+
  • SYNC® 3 with Voice Control, Emergency Assistance and MyKey
  • Satellite-navigation with Traffic Message Channel#
  • Interior Command Centre with 8.0-inch colour touchscreen
  • Voice control Bluetooth® mobile phone integration and iPod connectivity
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • Two x USB ports, One x 230V inverter, three x 12V power sockets

Safety and security:

  • Eight airbags including driver and passenger frontal airbags - Driver and passenger knee airbags - Front side airbags (first row), Side curtain airbags (second row)
  • Perimeter and volumetric alarm with battery backup system

Driver Assist:

  • Remote key fobs (for Smart Keyless Entry and push button engine start/stop) Full-colour Rear view camera
  • Front and Rear parking sensors
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Post-Collision Braking
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Evasive Steer Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Beltminder system (for first- and second-row occupants)
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points (for second-row outboard seats only)

Trend factory options:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-panel Panoramic Glass Roof (deletes roof rails)
  • Twin head restraint DVD rear entertainment system
  • Tow-bar
  • Prestige paint

Ford Endura ST-Line FWD/AWD

ST-Line includes the following features additional to, or an enhancement over Trend:

Exterior features:

  • Sports Tuned Suspension
  • Black trapezoidal front grille and surround
  • ST-Line body kit
  • Black door frame and beltline
  • Black roof rails
  • 20-inch ultra-bright finish with black insert alloy wheels with 245/50R20 tyres
  • Powerfold exterior mirrors heated with puddle lamps, memory setting, electrochromatic on driver’s side, auto-dip on reverse
  • Chrome-finished fog light bezels

Interior features:

  • 10-way power adjust passenger seat with power lumbar support Ebony Miko Suede perforated seat trim with leather accents
  • Memory driver’s seat
  • Heated and cooled front-row seating
  • Perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel Aluminium floor pedals
  • Front aluminium scuff plates
  • Rear cargo net
  • Rear cargo blind
  • Power liftgate with hands-free operation

Infotainment and Connectivity:

As per Endura Trend

Safety and Security:

As per Endura Trend

Driver Assist:

As per Endura Trend

ST-Line options:

  • Dual-panel Panoramic Glass Roof (deletes roof rails)
  • Twin head restraint DVD rear entertainment system
  • Premium B&O 12-speaker audio with 180-degree front-split view camera
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Tow-bar
  • Prestige paint

Ford Endura Titanium FWD/AWD

Standard equipment on MY19 Ford Endura Titanium FWD/AWD (additional to enhancements in Trend):

Exterior features:

  • Adaptive Bi-LED headlights with glare free function
  • 20-inch ultra bright finish alloy wheels with 245/50 R20 tyres Dual-panel Panoramic Glass Roof (deletes roof rails)
  • Chrome finish headlamp bezel

Interior features:

  • Salerno micro-perforated leather-accented Ebony seat trimMemory power tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Heated second-row seating
  • Illuminated aluminium front scuff plates

Infotainment and Connectivity:

As per Trend

Safety and Security:

Blind spot detection with cross-traffic alert

Driver Assist:

Enhanced Active Park Assist

Endura Titanium options:

  • Twin head restraint DVD rear entertainment system
  • Premium B&O 12-speaker audio with 180-degree front-split view camera
  • Soft Ceramic micro-perforated leather-accented seat trim
  • Tow-bar
  • Prestige paint

Pricing

  • Endura Trend FWD 8-speed automatic - $44,990
  • Endura Trend AWD 8-speed automatic - $48,990
  • Endura ST-Line FWD 8-speed automatic - $53,990
  • Endura ST-Line AWD 8-speed automatic - $57,990
  • Endura Titanium FWD 8-speed automatic - $63,990
  • Endura Titanium AWD 8-speed automatic - $67,990

Options

  • Prestige Paint (all models) - $600
  • Tow bar (all models) - $1000
  • 19-inch alloy wheels with 245/55R19 tyres (Trend only) - $1000
  • Dual-panel Panoramic Glass Roof (deletes roof rails – Trend and ST-Line) - $2500
  • Twin head restraint DVD rear entertainment system (all models) - $1600
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist (ST-Line only) - $1000
  • Premium B&O 12-speaker audio with 180-degree front split-view camera (ST-Line and Titanium) - $1000

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