Ford, the American automaker is extensively testing the next generation 2016 Ford Everest (Ford Endeavour in India) in regions like Australia, China and India. The company revealed the new model in November 2014 and announced that the SUV will be developed in China and Thailand. It has been spotted testing several times during its test rounds; the fresh spyshots reveal the off-road capabilities of the Endeavour SUV.
The new Ford Endeavour SUV measures 4882mm in length, 1862mm in width and 1836mm in height, and has a large wheelbase of 2850mm. It weighs 2375kg and has a large 225mm of ground clearance, which is more than sufficient to tackle rugged road conditions. Ford claims that the new SUV is more rugged than the previous model and has a water wading depth of 800mm.
The new 2016 Ford Endeavour will be offered in three engine options- a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol, a 2.2-litre four-cylinder TDCi diesel and a 3.2-litre five-cylinder TDCi diesel engine. It comes equipped with a Terrain Management System with a new 4WD system and an Active Transfer Case. The India-spec model will be offered in diesel version only.
Ford will launch the new generation Endeavour SUV in the Indian car market by the end of this year. The car will come via CKD kits from Thailand and will be assembled at the company’s manufacturing unit in Chennai.