Ford’s flagship vehicle in India, the Endeavour, was launched in an all-new avatar in 2016 in India. The SUV will receive a minor facelifted version that will keep the vehicle fresh in the market. According to ACI, the updated Endeavour will be launched in early 2019. The new version of the vehicle has been spotted quite a few times testing uncamouflaged in the Thailand market.
The test model shows that the upcoming vehicle will get minor visual changes. It will get a new radiator grille, new fog lamp housings on the front bumper, a silver finish on the lower bumper and new alloy wheels. The interiors are expected to remain similar to the current version. However, additional equipment like keyless entry with push-start button and so on can be added to make it feel more complete.
We may also see an updated infotainment system. The current version of the Endeavour uses the SYNC2 while the newer Ford models have moved to the SYNC3 system, which is much more smoother and gets better features. Apart from these changes, the interiors and exteriors will remain similar to the current version of the vehicle. The Ford Endeavour takes on the Toyota Fortuner in the Indian market but the Japanese SUV is way ahead of the Endeavour when it comes to sales.
Another significant change is the introduction of a new 2.0-litre diesel engine. But it is not known if Ford will bring the new engine to the Indian market or continue to use the current engine options. The new 2.0-litre engine made its debut globally with the Ford Ranger pick-up truck. It gets a maximum output of 213 Bhp – 500 Nm and gets a 10-speed automatic transmission. The same engine is also available in 180 Bhp and 213 Bhp versions.
The India-spec Endeavour will continue to use the 2.2-litre engine that churns out a maximum of 160 Bhp – 385 Nm and a 3.2-litre engine that generates a maximum of 200 Bhp – 470 Nm. Ford may update the engines when the stricter BS VI norms are enforced in India.