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New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

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Indian SUV lovers are buzzing with the excitement of the news of Ford’s return to India. The company for this re-entry to the Indian automotive market has planned the launch of its full-size SUV – Endeavour. However, it has now been reported that it could be renamed as Everest. Internationally, Ford sells the Endeavour as Everest, and now India could also get the same badge.

New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

For those who may not be aware, Ford sells the Everest in a number of international markets. However, as the Everest name was trademarked by another company, it had to settle with Endeavour.

Now reports have suggested that Ford has managed to trademark the name Everest in India and will now launch it with the same. This move could help the brand in strengthening the Everest nameplate.

However, it could create confusion amongst Indian car buyers. This is because it has been called the Endeavour for the longest. The first generation of this SUV was launched back in 2003. It was based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck.

Ford Everest spotted in India

New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

Just a few weeks ago, a fully undisguised Ford Everest was spotted on a flatbed in Chennai. The exact location of this particular car was not revealed.

However, it was noted that it was finished in a silver color and had an Everest badge. In addition, this particular model was equipped with the Trend badge on the left lower part of the bootlid.

The model was most likely the two-wheel drive variant as there was no 4X4 badge on the rear. It is believed that this car has been brought here for testing purposes.

Ford Everest: Details

New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

India might not have received the newest generation of the Ford Everest till now. However, our neighbors in Nepal have been enjoying this SUV for a while now. A while ago a video of this SUV being driven in Nepal was shared online.

The model being tested was equipped with beautiful C-Shaped LED headlights, a huge grille with a lot of chrome surrounding it. It also had new LED fog lights, and a completely new front bumper along with a massive new bonnet.

New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

On the side profile, the Nepalese model was equipped with a set of massive 20-inch machined multispoke alloy wheels. It was also equipped with big mirrors with 360-degree cameras, a new bi-turbo logo on the fenders, new side steps, and a lot of chrome.

New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

The rear was seen with a set of brand-new LED taillights with the Everest logo encased in a glass section in the middle. This particular model was the top spec model so it had the 4X4 badge as well. Four parking sensors and a reverse camera were also present in this model.

Interior and powertrain

New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

On the inside, this particular model was equipped with a massive vertically mounted 12-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. In addition, it was seen with an automatic climate control system with rotary dials. The overall cabin of the upcoming Everest will be very premium and modern.

As for the drivetrain, the Nepalese model was equipped with a bi-turbo engine which makes 200 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. However, it might not be offered in India.

New Ford Endeavour Won’t Be Called Endeavour When It’s Re-Launched In India: Details

Reportedly, the India-spec model will come with the same old single-turbo engine. This engine makes around 170 bhp and 420 Nm of torque. This motor will make the 2024 Everest less powerful than the current market leader – Toyota Fortuner.