Will launch for sale next year.
Based on spy shots and rumours from Australian reports, IAB’s Shoeb R Kalania has created a rendering of the 2018 Ford Endeavour (facelift), expected to launch for sale in Asia-Pacific and African markets next year.
At the moment, details on the facelifted model are scarce. Judging by the spy shots, the new Endeavour will have a slightly revised front fascia that incorporates a bold chrome grille inspired by the Ford F-Series trucks and could get new alloy rims, taillamp graphics and a new set of colour options. The Australian and Thai versions (sold as the Ford Everest) will get an updated ACC (adaptive cruise control) with autonomous emergency braking, given that the test mules were spied with a new radar/LIDAR module in the front bumper and stereo cameras mounted in front of the IRVM.
It could also feature unlock request buttons on the door handles and start/stop button for keyless entry, which isn’t an option even in the top-spec Titanium grade. Also expected for the facelifted Endeavour are better refinement and fuel economy for its range of powertrain options. Electrification may not be an option in the current generation.
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Post-GST implementation, the current Ford Endeavour is priced between INR 25.49 lakh – INR 31.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). In the markets sold, the Endeavour/Everest can be had with a 2.2L four-cylinder TDCi capable of 160 PS (118 kW/157.75 hp) and 385 Nm of torque or a 3.2L five-cylinder TDCi capable of 200 PS (147 kW/197.18 hp) and 470 Nm of torque. Both variants are paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
In a few markets like China, buyers get the option of a 2.0L Ecoboost petrol engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.