The next-generation 2015 Ford Endeavour has been revealed in concept guise and the American automaker has hinted that the production version will be very similar to the concept in terms of design. The SUV = based on the new Ford Ranger pick up truck – will continue to use a body-on-ladder chassis and a 7 seat layout. New details of the 2015 Endeavour have now emerged onto the interweb courtesy AutoIndustriya.
The 2015 Ford Endeavour will be launched in ASEAN markets before May 2015, indicating that the SUV should arrive into India sometime next year. The 2015 Endeavour is expected to continue using the CKD kit assembly route in India.
The design of the 2015 Endeavour, inspired by Ford’s new global design language, will be carried over from the concept version. The car will get more a rounded profile than featuring squarish/rectangular blocks as is the case currently.
The 2015 Ford Endeavour SUV will retain its 2.5 liter and 3.0 liter TDCI turbo diesel engines. Notably, these engines are available on the India-spec, current generation version of the Endeavour.
However, the 5 speed manual and automatic gearbox options are said to make way for more efficient six speed units. Following this change, Expect the fuel efficiency of the 2015 Endeavour to get better.
The other major change on the SUV regards its suspension. The leaf spring suspension layout at the rear, responsible for the bumpy ride of the current-gen Endeavour will make way for more pliant coil springs on the new model. However, the rear suspension will use a torsion bar set up rather than a fully independent layout.
On the inside, the new SUV will get a dashboard inspired by the Ranger pick up truck but will get many cues from other Ford SUVs such as the Explorer, F150 and the Flex, for a more upmarket look and feel. An 8 inch touch screen and Ford’s second generation SYNC 2 infotainment system are a couple of changes that the 2015 Endeavour will feature.