Expected to arrive in India in 2019.
Ford has revealed the facelifted version of the Endeavour (called Everest in global markets), which is set to go on sale in Australia very soon.
It’s not your fault if you’re struggling to figure out the changes made to the new model, because they indeed are very subtle. On a closer inspection, you’ll find a new grille with thinner chrome slats, a lightly updated bumper and new alloy wheels.
On the inside, the SUV will now feature the latest version of Ford’s latest Sync infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto integration. The cabin also gains a new all-black scheme and more soft-touch surfaces.
An interesting addition to the Australian-spec Endeavour is availability of the new 2.0-litre, bi-turbo diesel engine that’s borrowed from Ford’s Ranger Raptor pickup truck. This motor pumps 210bhp of power and 500Nm of torque – the latter available from just 1750rpm. However, don’t get your hopes high, as chances of this engine making it to India are quite slim.
The facelifted SUV also gains Ford’s latest driver assistance systems such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and a semi-autonomous parking assist system. Again, while the latter option may make it to India, we’re not so sure about the former.
In India, the Endeavour competes with the Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X. While Ford manages to sell a decent number of Endeavours every month, it still lags behind the Fortuner, which manages to find ~2,000 new homes on a monthly basis. Bringing in the updated model might help Ford draw more buyers towards the Endeavour.