After rolling out Freestyle Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) in India, Ford is now preparing itself to launch the new Endeavour Facelift globally by mid-2018. Expected to hit the Indian roads by 2019, the facelifted avatar of Endeavour SUV will receive minor cosmetic updates reports AutoCar India. Currently being sold in the international markets as Everest, the new Endeavour SUV is expected to get updated front grille as well as new fog lamp inserts. The SUV is also expected to sport a silver finishing on the lower front bumper, new 6-spoke alloy wheels, and much more. See More: Ford Freestyle CUV Launched in India; Priced at Rs 5.09 Lakh
On the inside, the new 2019 Ford Endeavour Facelift is also expected to carry certain updates likewise the exterior front. It is expected to sport additional features like passive keyless entry and a push-start button and much more are expected to be on offered on the 7-seater SUV.
Mechanically, the new global-spec model of the SUV will carry all-new 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel unit which will be tuned in two different tunes – 180bhp/420N and 213bhp/500Nm. The unit will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission unit. On the other hand, the Indian version will continue to carry the same set of engine options as seen on the current generation.
Currently, Ford Endeavour is offered with two engine options in the domestic market wherein a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder and a 3.2-litre, 5-cylinder diesel units. The former engine is capable of making 158bhp of maximum power against the peak torque of 385Nm while, latter is tuned to make 197bhp of maximum power with 470Nm of peak torque. Both these engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox transmitting the power to all the four wheels. Also See: 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium S to come with EcoBoost Engine; India Launch Imminent
However, the power-train options are expected to receive an upgrade considering that the BS-VI emission norms kicks in 2020. Once launched in the country, the facelifted version of Ford Endeavour will take on Toyota Fortuner and the upcoming Mahindra’s SsangYong Rexton which is slated to hit the domestic market by this year.