Ford has started working on an all-new generation of the Endeavour that is expected to launch in the Indian market sometime next year. Introducing a new generation of the SUV became important for Ford as the competition in the full-size segment market started increasing with manufacturers giving facelift and updates to their vehicles. The new generation of the Endeavour was recently spotted in Australia while wearing camouflage.
Here, we have two render images of the upcoming Ford Endeavour. The source says that these computer-generated images were based on a final clay model of the upcoming Ford Everest. For your information, Ford has renamed the Endeavour as Everest in the foreign markets. The artist has created the front quarter as well as the rear quarter of the Endeavour.
The new generation looks nothing like the current Endeavour. All the body panels on the SUV looks new and it seems like it has also slightly grown in dimensions. Ford will also be introducing an off-road-focused Wildtrak X variant in the international market. That is what has been rendered by the computer. So, expect the production-spec 2022 Endeavour to be toned down a bit in terms of aggressiveness and off-road design elements.
Up-front we can see that the design is inspired by the F-series pick-up trucks of Ford. So, there is a C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamp. The main LED headlamp unit is positioned in the lower half of the ‘C’. There are three slats that run across the front grille. There is a skid plate mounted in the lower half of the bumper that also flanks the projector fog Lamps.
Then we come to the side profile where we can see the boxy shape of the SUV. There are 5-spoke blacked-out alloy wheels that run on off-road tyres. In the road-going version, the tyres would be changed for a more tarmac friendly compound. There are some flared wheel arches and there are also side steps. The side steps would help in easy ingress and egress. We can see that there is a small door on the front fender. Well, that is for charging the plug-in hybrid version of the Endeavour which we will not get in our country.
Then we come to the rear where we can see an upright tailgate. There is a new set of vertical LED tail lamps that replaces the current horizontal tail lamps. There is also a rear wiper with a washer along with high-mounted brake light.
Powering the new Endeavour will be three engine options. There will be a twin-turbocharged version of the current 2.0-litre diesel engine, a V6 diesel engine and a plug-in hybrid. All the engines will be offered with a 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with SelectShift technology which allows the transmission to skip multiple gears.
The 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine that we would get in India would produce 217 PS of max power and 500 Nm of peak torque. This engine would put Endeavour on par with the competitors. The Endeavour would be competing against the Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, Isuzu MU-X, Skoda Kodiaq, Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace and Mahindra Alturas G4.