Thanks to a spy image that surfaced online earlier this year, it has become fairly well-known that the Endeavour full-size SUV will soon get a facelift. The current-gen Endeavour (aka Everest) will offer a slightly updated styling, updated specifications, and probably a handful of new features. Here’s a render that shows what the 2018 Ford Endeavour facelift could look like.
As can be seen in the render above, the new Endeavour will feature a new radiator grille, a new silver frame for the lower grille and new design 20-inch alloy wheels. Other than these changes, the exterior will remain mostly unchanged. Even the interior will stay untouched in terms of design and styling. However, there are good chances of Ford introducing a handful of new features. These may include passive keyless entry, engine start-stop button and engine auto start-stop. The auto start-stop feature will even enhance the mileage of the SUV.
Internationally, the new Ford Endeavour facelift will be available with four diesel engines:
- 2.2 L TDCi – 150 PS/375 Nm
- 2.0 L TDCi – 180 PS/420 Nm
- 3.2 L TDCi – 200 PS/470 Nm
- 2.0 L TDCi – Bi-Turbo 213 PS/500 Nm
This means that the SUV will get two new 2.0 L diesel engines for the facelift. The existing 2.2 L engine will see a decrease of 10 PS power and 10 Nm torque. The facelift will get a new 10-speed automatic transmission for the range-topping Bi-turbo 213 PS 2.0 L diesel engine. There are good chances that the new Bi-Turbo engine and 10-speed AT will be offered on the rugged Raptor variant. The 6-speed automatic transmission will be available with other engine options.
It’s not clear if the India-spec Endeavour would get the new engines or the new transmission. However, Ford India might end up revamping the engine line-up to help its SUV eat into the sales of the Toyota Fortuner. While Ford India is yet to confirm the launch date of its updated SUV, the new 2018 Ford Endeavour facelift is expected to be launched in India by the end of this year.