Ford launched the current generation Endeavour here in 2016 and it has since proved to be among the best SUVs of its segment. Now, the company plans to bring in a new facelift version of the SUV in India which is already on sale in many countries. The facelifted Endeavour has recently been caught in India testing without any sort of camouflage. Some spyshots have surfaced too which show the changes made on the new Endeavour.
As you might already be thinking the changes made on the vehicle are blink-and-miss type. Closer observation however will reveal the many subtle changes made to the exteriors. The biggest change is the new triple slat chrome grille, with sleeker chrome bars in place of the broader ones on the current generation SUV. Other changes to the front include slightly redesigned bumper and fog lamp housing, which would again need a closer look to be distinguished from the one in the ongoing model.
The side profile remains the same save for new 20 inch alloy wheels. The rear side is no different with slightly tweaked tail lights and a revised rear bumper. Talking about the interiors, it will more or less be the same, albeit with some changes. The possible changes include a dual tone upholstery and dash along with a dark ebony theme. Other new features include passive keyless entry,new touch infotainment system with SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity along with satellite navigation.
The biggest alteration, however, will be in terms of the powertrains. The facelift will get a new 2 litre turbocharged diesel engine, which was first seen in the Thailand spec Endeavour. The engine will come in two different configurations. The entry-level model will have less powerful version of the engine with 177.5 Bhp of power and 420 Nm of torque. The top end model will be more powerful and will have 212 Bhp of power along with 500 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to an all new 10-speed automatic gearbox, offering better efficiency and performance. The Endeavour will have a two-wheel drive option along with a four-wheel drive option to choose from.
The launch date has not been revealed yet but speculations are rife that the new Endeavour would come sometime by mid 2019. Upon its launch this time, the SUV will also have a new formidable rival to beat in the form of Mahndra Alturas G4. It will be interesting to see how the competition turns out, especially as the Alturas is expected to cost much less.