The revised Ford Endeavour is expected to make its way to India in 2019 with all the exterior tweaks you see in the pictures
Ford was testing the upgraded Everest or Endeavour as we know in India for more than a year across the globe and it has finally been unveiled before going on sale in Australia. Since the big SUV has appreciable fan following in ASEAN markets, it will soon make its presence felt there.
The main rival for Endeavour in our domestic market is the segment leading Toyota Fortuner. The American auto major was the first to react to the comprehensive update in the segment when the latest generation Endeavour was introduced in early 2016 but Toyota launched its new-gen Fortuner just a few months later to claw back the lost advantage.
The revised Ford Endeavour is expected to make its way to India in 2019 with all the exterior tweaks you see in the pictures. The exterior gains tweaked grille, headlamp and bumper making the Endeavour in line with the global utilitarian cousins.
Other significant updates include enlarged 20-inch alloy wheels, modified cabin with subtle revision, upgraded touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC3 connectivity and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection. As for the powertrain, the facelifted Endeavour or Everest comes equipped with a newly developed 2.0-litre diesel engine.
It is the same unit that can be found in the latest Ranger pickup series and comes connected to a new ten-speed automatic transmission. While the twin turbocharged version of the engine makes 213 horsepower and 500 Nm torque, the lower-spec non-turbo unit puts out 180 hp and 420 Nm.
For India though the existing 2.2-litre four-cylinder and 3.2-litre five-cylinder diesel mills will likely continue in their updated avatars to meet BS-VI regulations coming into effect by the end of this decade. The former produces 158 bhp of power and 385 Nm of torque while the latter generates 197 bhp and 470 Nm. Both are connected to six-speed automatic transmission.