Likely to be launched in 2018, the new Ford Endeavour will get styling and feature upgrades.
Ford, the American automaker had launched the new Endeavour SUV in the Indian market in 2014. The new model is now 3 years old in the market, and is set to receive a mid-life facelift. In fact, the company has started testing the updated version of the SUV in Australia where it is available as Ford Everest. It is expected that the new Ford Endeavour 2018 model will be unveiled towards the end of this year or early next year.
As a reminder, the SUV is based on the Ranger pickup which will also receive mid-cycle update in the near future. It is also expected that the updated Endeavour will also go on sale in the North American market as Bronco SUV. Mechanics of the SUV are likely to remain unchanged. It will get some styling tweaks and the changes will be in-line with the styling of the larger SUVs like the Explorer and Expedition sold in North America.
Adding to it, the global version of the Endeavour will also get automatic emergency braking (AEB) and radar based cruise control. However, the India-spec model is not likely to receive these high-end tech features. The vehicle could also get slightly revised cabin. Under the hood, the Endeavour 2018 is likely to get the same set of engines – a 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre diesel.
The global model is expected to be unveiled towards the end of this year or early next year. In India, the SUV could make its debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The launch could take place by mid next year.
|Minimum||Rs 25 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 32 lakh|
With added features and slightly revised cabin, the new Endeavour could be slightly more expensive than the outgoing model. We expect the new model will be priced in the range of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 32 lakh. Read More – Upcoming Ford Cars In India
|Diesel Engine||2.2-litre, 4-cylinder TDCi|
|Max Power||158bhp @ 3,200rpm|
|Max Torque||385Nm @ 1,600rpm – 2,500rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed AT with 4X2 & 6-speed MT with 4X2 & 4X4|
|Diesel Engine||3.2-litre, 5-cylinder TDCi|
|Max Power||197bhp @ 3,000rpm|
|Max Torque||470Nm @ 1,750rpm – 2,500rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed AT with 4X4|
Mechanically, the new Endeavour is expected to remain unchanged and will continue to feature the same 2.2-litre 4-cylinder TDCi and 3.2-litre, 5-cylinder TDCi diesel engines. The smaller capacity engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 158bhp at 3,200rpm and a peak torque of 385Nm between 1,600rpm – 2,500rpm. On the other hand, the 3.2-litre unit is good for 197bhp of power at 3,000rpm and 470Nm of torque between 1,750rpm – 2,500rpm. While the 2.2L unit is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with 4×2 drivetrain system, the latter is coupled to a 6-speed automatic unit with 4×4 configuration.
|2.2L (AT)||12.62 kmpl|
Since new Endeavour will get the same set of engines, the fuel efficiency of the car will also remain the same. While the 2.2L unit is claimed to give 14.12kmpl, the 3.2L version returns 10.91kmpl.
The new model will only receive cosmetic upgrades hence, dimensions will remain unchanged. It measures 4,892mm in length, 1,860mm in width and 1,837mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,850mm. The SUV will come with a ground clearance of 225mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle rugged road conditions. It has a fuel tank of 80-litres.
Front – Independent coil spring with anti-roll bar
Rear – Coil spring, Watts linkage type with anti-roll bar
Front – Disc
Rear – Disc
Front – 265/60 R18 alloy
Rear – 265/60 R18 alloy
SYNC3 infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen display
8-way electrically adjustable drivers’ seat
Power adjustable third row seats
Terrain Management System with pre-adjust settings
Rear parking sensors and camera
One touch up/down with anti-pinch
Dual front airbags, driver knee and side and curtain airbags
ABS with EBD
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Terrain management system
Design wise, the new model will receive changes in-line with its global products like Explorer and Expedition. The SUV is expected to get slightly revised front grille and headlamps. Besides updated front, the Endeavour facelift will get newly designed alloy wheels and a mildly tweaked interior. If reports are to be believed, the SUV could get a new radar cruise control with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). There could be an additional rear view camera, which will work in sync with AEB to detect pedestrian and animal. It also gets keyless entry with push-button start, LED DRLs, a corner-mounted sonar sensors, etc.