The current Ford Endeavour has been on sale in the Indian market for quite some time now. Yes, it did receive a minor update that was still very similar to the previous one. But most of the rivals have now upgraded to more powerful engines and are now also better looking. Fortunately, Ford is working on an all-new Endeavour that is slated to launch in 2022. Here are the first spy shots of the Endeavour that has been spotted in Australia. In the international markets, the Endeavour is sold as Everest.
In the spy shots, we can see that it looks much bigger than the current Endeavour. The design of the SUV is now more up-right and squared-off. The design of the SUV is clearly inspired by the F-series of pick-up trucks that Ford sells in the international markets. The Ford F-150 is the best selling pick-up truck in the world.
The C-shaped headlamp cluster is inspired by the F-series pick-up trucks. There will be revised wrap-around LED tail lamps. All the body panels of the SUV will be new. So, expect a new redesigned front bumper and rear bumper and fog lamp housing. The air dam and the front grille should also be much bigger than the current generation. We can see that there are side running boards for easy ingress and egress of the occupants. There are also new 5-spoke alloy wheels that are using road-biased tyres. Because the SUV was fully covered with thick camouflage not many details can be seen.
For the mechanicals, Ford will not be bringing back the 3.2-litre, five-cylinder diesel engine. Instead, there will be a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine and a V6 turbo diesel engine. In India, we get the 2.0-litre diesel engine but only with a single turbocharger. Due to which it produces 170 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 420 Nm.
However, with the new generation, Ford is expected to offer the twin-turbocharged version of the engine because currently, the Endeavour is lacking behind in terms of power and torque figures. The twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 217 PS of max power and 500 Nm of peak torque. With this engine, the power and torque figures of the Endeavour will on par with the competitors.
The V6 turbo diesel is not expected to make its way to India as it will be more thirsty. It produces 252 PS of max power and 600 Nm of peak torque. Ford is also working on a plug-in hybrid petrol engine which will have a capacity of 2.3-litres and will also be turbocharged. This engine will put out 367 PS of max power and 680 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be available at a later date but it will not be offered in India.
All the engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission which we have experienced on the current Ford Endeavour. It comes with SelectShift technology which allows the transmission to skip gears to improve drivability and performance. This ensures that the engine stays in its power band all the time. Ford will also be offering a 4×4 drivetrain with the 2022 Endeavour.